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Meet the Undateables: Carroll and Kelly

By Dana Varinsky
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Each week, we take two New Yorkers who swear they're totally undateable, and put our matchmaking skills to the test. Afterward, we find out what went well on their date, and what went horribly, horribly wrong.

Our daters went to Mulberry Project (149 Mulberry St, 646-448-4536)

First impression
Carroll: “When I first saw her, I felt it would be easy for me to talk to her. I got a good vibe from her overall, and I didn’t feel nervous. She had very pretty eyes.” 
Kelly: “To be honest, he looked like the Lebanese version of my ex-boyfriend—same eye color, height, body type. I was like, Whoa, that’s freaking me out.” 

Chemistry
Carroll: “We seem to have clicked—I felt like I could connect to her. But for the romantic part, in my opinion, we’d need to go on a few more dates to see how it unfolds.”
Kelly: “We definitely got along. There were no awkward silences. I’m a chatty person, so I was able to get him to open up a little. But in general, we didn’t have a lot in common.”

Awkward Moment
Carroll: “I recently dropped my phone in water, so it was out of commission. I brought a pad of Post-it notes in case the date went well and asked for her number the old-fashioned way.”
Kelly: “I forgot about the ex thing after we sat down, but he started talking about long-distance running, and my ex was a long-distance runner. I was like, I can’t.”

Afterward
Carroll: “I walked her to the train—I drove—and we hugged. It’s been difficult to get in touch with her, because of my phone, but I definitely will.”
Kelly: “I gave him my number and haven’t heard from him, which is…whatever. I’m neutral—the date didn’t suck and also wasn’t awesome.” 

In three words
Carroll: Kelly is "outgoing, cool and open-minded."
Kelly: Carroll is "kind, driven and genuine."

Verdict
Carroll: ♥♥♥♥♥ “It was probably one of the best dates I’ve been on. Another date would give me a better idea if it’s romantic or just  a friendship—definitely worth looking into.”
Kelly: ♥♥♥ “He’s super nice, just not more than someone to chat with about basic 
life things, like how we both like dogs, as opposed to sharing my entire life with him.”

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