DINNER WITH CUPID
Ordering is easier when you’re following the same diet.
JOHN CAVENEY: 28 / architect
Last thing he read: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
What makes him a catch: Red Sox season ticket holder, great listener, well-dressed
STEPHANIE CORTINA: 27 / account manager
What makes her a catch: Driven, ambitious, makes a killer Spotify playlist
Her perfect mate: Would be a successful architect
7 P.M. CASA B TAPAS, SOMERVILLE
WHET MY APPETITE
John My dad sends out the Cupid column every Sunday in our family group chat. My siblings had a good laugh signing me up without me knowing.
Stephanie My co-workers entered me, and I didn’t want all their hard work to go to waste.
John I sent a photo to my sister for final review of my outfit. After a few audibles, we were good to go.
Stephanie I grabbed an after-work drink with co-workers.
John I arrived early and Stephanie was right on time. Stephanie was very attractive. Good job, Cupid.
Stephanie I was late, per usual. I think we shook hands or awkwardly hugged — I honestly can’t remember. Tall, dark features, well dressed.
John We both have celiac disease! Which I suspect is why we were set up. Ordering tapas was a breeze. Also, her dad is an architect and designed the home she grew up in. We were able to geek out on Frank Lloyd Wright and museums.
Stephanie I learned that he was an architect and was also gluten free! We talked about everything; our families, our hobbies, music/TV shows, and travel.
John For drinks we started with a mezcal drink called “The Bad Boy.” Obviously I had something to prove . . . . We ordered chicken skewers, fried plantains, sauteed wild mushrooms, and grilled butternut squash. It was all delicious.
Stephanie We got a free cheese plate!
John When she showed me one of her Spotify playlists and it had Paul Simon, “You Can Call Me Al,” I knew this was going to work. That was my holiday jam.
Stephanie We were both having a good time and got another drink after dinner at a bar next to the restaurant. I was excited to learn more about him.
John After a mediocre espresso martini, we decided to call it a night. Stephanie lives close to the restaurant so I walked her home.
Stephanie He got my number, then joked about what the tagline was going to be for our write-up.
John I went in for a goodnight kiss.
Stephanie We definitely had sparks.
John Stephanie is making me a personal Spotify playlist so I believe it is in the cards.
Stephanie I would be down.
John / A
Stephanie / A+
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