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Meet the Undateables: John & Joe

By
Will Gleason
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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 Hogshead Tavern (126 Hamilton St, 212-234-5411)

First impression
John: “We hit it off right away. He seemed like a very nice, normal guy. There’s kind of a look in New York for most young professional gay guys. I think we all have it.”
Joe: “He was very cute and sweet. He reminded me of one of my good friends. I don’t usually have a type, but the friends I told about him said he’s definitely my type.” 

Chemistry
John: “He’s not the traditional type I would gravitate toward, but he was charming and easy to talk to. After our conversation, I found myself more interested in him.”
Joe: “We really opened up to each other about dating, work and where we see ourselves going. I thought there was definitely chemistry, but I’m not sure how he feels.”

Awkward Moment
John: “I’m vegan, so I was a little challenged to find something to order there. I always say finding a single gay vegan to go out with is like finding a unicorn.”
Joe: “I told him to pick the appetizer, and he came out to me as a vegan, which was funny since the place was called Hogshead. Sometimes I avoid dating vegans.”

Afterward
John: “Right before I got on the train, we hugged and gave each other a good-night kiss. We weren’t making out on the street, but it was a gentlemanly good-night kiss.”
Joe: “When we left, he mentioned this is the point where we exchange Facebook names or phone numbers. We exchanged numbers and kissed when we said goodbye.” 

Verdict
John: ♥♥♥♥ “It was a pleasant surprise. We were there for two-and-a-half hours, which seems like a long time. We actually already made plans to have brunch.”
Joe: ♥♥♥♥ “He’s a nice, handsome guy, and it was a very easygoing date. We talked a lot. We’ve been texting, and I’m looking forward to hanging out with him again.”

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