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.
The date: Dinner and drinks at Edi & The Wolf (102 Ave C, 212-598-1040)
Heath: “I decide whether I’m interested in the first 30 seconds of meeting someone, if there’s an instant attraction. I didn’t feel that spark, and I don’t think she did either.”
Sara: "He called the restaurant to say he’d be late, which was gentlemanly. He wasn’t my type. He had a beard but was on the shorter side, like 5'6". I hope for 6' and above.”
Heath: “At first, she was kind of quiet, so I kept asking questions. She was sitting with her arms crossed. I asked, ‘Do you need my jacket? Are you cold?’ And she was like, ‘No.’”
Sara: “We were both a little standoffish at first, but eventually we found common ground in music and dating. There was a friendly vibe, but romance was not in the cards.”
Heath: “She gave me her number and told me to text her in five minutes, which I think was some reference to a movie that I didn’t get. I texted and got no response.”
Sara: “There was a bar we both like nearby, so he was like, ‘Well, we have to go there.’We went for a drink there, and he got my number. When we walked out, I got in a cab.”
Heath: “She didn’t want any appetizer I suggested. Finally she said, ‘I don’t eat shellfish.’ If it’s difficult to do things I like with someone, that’s not the person for me.”
Sara: “He scooted so close to me that I was close to falling out of the booth. I told him, ‘You’re in my space just a little too much.’ He respected my space afterward.”
In three words
Heath: Sara is "intelligent, witty and has nice hair."
Sara: Heath is "outgoing, confident and interesting.”
Heath: ♥♥ “During the date, I was thinking, You seem cool but not my type. She’s a nice person but definitely not my soul mate. She should eat shellfish.”
Sara: ♥♥♥ “It was a good date in my book—nothing disastrous. He’s a great, fun guy, but he was a little aggressive. There just wasn’t a romantic interest.”
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