Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Human Experimentation #7: Graham and Kelly

THE GUY: Graham is a 30-year-old non-profit worker with Midwestern sensibilities.

THE GAL: Kelly is a 32-year-old from rural Kentucky who now works in health policy.

REASON FOR THE MATCH: These two seemed to have had similar upbringings and a lot in common work-wise. Additionally, I thought Kelly's extroversion was a good match for Graham's introverted nature.

THE DATE: Graham and Kelly decided to meet for coffee at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe in Dupont. Kelly got there a little early and was browsing the shelves, so when Graham got there he introduced himself and the two ventured off to get a spot to sit and chat. They talked about their upbringings and various other biographical details -- as you do on a first date, naturally.

And "naturally" is the word that both of them used to describe their conversation. Apparently, Graham and Kelly had a lot in common -- both have brothers, both grew up in conservative households, both really like their jobs. They also had both participated in the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, which is a weeklong ride.

"Yes, she was easy to talk to," Graham said. "Nice too. Funny occasionally."

"He was attractive, seemed to be down-to-earth, and we had many things in common," Kelly said.

After about 30 minutes, coffee turned into dinner, and Kelly and Graham continued talking. They both described how easily the conversation flowed. They hung out together for 2.5 hours, but both said it did not feel like that amount of time. At the end of the date, they exchanged phone numbers and made plans for a second meeting.

THE RESULT: I'll let Kelly and Graham give you the result: 

"It felt so comfortable and effortless - only a few awkward silences," Kelly said. "I thought you did a great job matching us."

"I am glad we are planning a second date," Graham said. "We’ll see where it goes."

So, another excellent date! Hooray!

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  1. Sounds promising though I have to admit if a guy said I was "funny occasionally" after a date I would probably be a bit hurt (the qualifier of occasionally just makes it seem like not totally a compliment, but maybe that's just me...)

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