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Meet the Undateables: Robbie and Andrew

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.

 

Why they're single:
Robbie: He hasn’t put a lot of effort into dating and hasn’t found someone he’s interested in enough to pursue.
Andrew: He values his friends over relationships.

Ideal date:
Robbie: A bike ride and then grabbing some tacos
Andrew: A nice dinner to start, then drinks at a dive bar followed by staying out until 4am just walking around

THE DATE

First impression
Robbie: “I thought he had great energy. He was extremely funny and made it very easy to feel comfortable. The conversation kicked off really quickly and easily.”
Andrew: 
“He was cute! And just based on the first couple sentences, I could tell he was very nice. My type is all over the place, but there was definitely some attraction.”

Chemistry
Robbie: “The way the conversation was going felt the same as when I’m out with my really good friends. It was fun, and I walked away thinking I wanted to hang out again.”
Andrew: 
“I didn’t get a romantic vibe on the date, but the way I’m approaching dating now is not like I have to walk into a room and immediately go, ‘Oh! I found my one true love!’ ”

Awkward Moment
Robbie: “I don’t really think there was a big awkward moment. When he got there, he went to shake my hand, but I said I’m a hugger and went in for a hug instead.”
Andrew: 
“He told me he doesn’t drink because he’s Mormon. I asked if he minded if I drank. He’s not the first Mormon I’ve been on a date with. It was interesting to talk about.”

Afterward
Robbie: “We stayed at the restaurant and had dessert. We were there for a long time. Then we walked to the subway, rode together for a bit and exchanged numbers.”
Andrew: 
“We left together because I was going uptown. I gave him a piece of gum, and we talked on the train for a bit. I asked if I could have his number, ended in a hug.”

Verdict
Robbie: ♥♥♥ “I absolutely loved it. I had a great time. The only reason I’m giving it a four was because there wasn’t romantic interest, but overall it was a great time.”

Andrew: ♥♥♥♥ “He’s a great guy. I’m not entirely sure where I see this going, but I’d like to go on a second date. I’m definitely going to ask him out again.”

Our daters went to Rahi (60 Greenwich Ave, 212-373-8900)

RECOMMENDED: See more Undateables

Want to be set up on a free blind date? Email undateable@timeout.com.

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