One is funny, athletic, loving, intelligent, and energetic. The other enjoys volunteer work, exercises regularly, and likes to sample different cuisines. And they both like to travel. It’s a blind date between citizens of the world.
ANDREA JACOBS > 27
Health care data analyst
WHAT MAKES HER A GOOD CATCH I’m funny, athletic, loving, intelligent, and energetic.
HER HOBBIES Triathlons, rock climbing, dancing, cooking, and reading
PHANI SUKHAVASI > 27
WHAT MAKES HIM A GOOD CATCH I volunteer, I exercise, I travel a lot,and I like to eat.
HIS DREAM CELEBRITY MATCH Jennifer Aniston
7:30 P.M. UNION BAR AND GRILLE, BOSTON
> READY FOR TAKEOFF
ANDREA I had two hours between work and [the date], so I read a book until it was time to get dolled up.
PHANI I left work early and had enough time to shower, shave, make sure I was wearing wrinkle-free clothes, and to gel my hair.
ANDREA I checked in with the host and, when I turned around, he was walking in the door. I just got the vibe it was him.
PHANI I saw a lady standing near the check-in. She was tall and beautiful, and I wished she was my date.
> EN ROUTE
ANDREA He was tall, well-dressed, with a warm smile and big brown eyes.
PHANI She looked super confident. She was at ease at all times during the evening.
ANDREA He seemed composed and comfortable the whole time. We talked about the basics: work, what we did for fun, what we studied in school, where we grew up.
PHANI She is very active. She does rock climbing, she does a lot of triathlons, and she is planning on doing a half Iron Man Challenge.
ANDREA I learned that he moved from India to Alabama to attend grad school before heading to Boston for work.
PHANI She has traveled a lot outside the USA; she [has been] to Oxford, Peru, Europe.
ANDREA He immerses himself in the culture of the city he is in, especially by doing volunteer gigs.
PHANI We both like meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
ANDREA He’s very intelligent and thoughtful, which showed more and more as the night went on.
PHANI I like intellectual women, and she was very smart, spontaneous, and funny. We had good eye contact, which made me feel like we had a good connection.
ANDREA The conversation came easily, and I felt comfortable.
PHANI At one point we were resting our hands on the table, and we had a spark.
ANDREA I was enjoying a delicious meal in great company.
ANDREA We were the last ones to leave the restaurant.
PHANI We didn’t do anything after the date.
ANDREA We parted ways after exchanging phone numbers . . . We made tentative plans.
PHANI We hugged.
ANDREA I don’t kiss on the first date.
> SECOND DATE?
PHANI We will definitely meet up.
ANDREA We intend to go out again in a week or two. — Compiled by Katy Rushlau
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