Photograph: Ann Sullivan
Why they’re still single:
Lauren: She still hasn’t come across the right guy.
Tyler: He’s busy as hell at work.
What they learned from their last Undateables date:
Lauren: When on an iffy date, you should trust your gut reaction.
Tyler: It can be great going into a date with absolutely no expectations.
Lauren: “He showed up a little late, and he seemed a little frenzied because he just came from work. He was really apologetic. I got good vibes from him right away.”
Tyler: “I was about 15 minutes late, as per usual, but it was a great first impression. It was good to meet someone with a smiling face. She was easy to talk to from the get-go.”
Lauren: “I’ve never dated a guy with long hair before, so that was new. But other than that, definitely my type. He was very personable, charismatic and a great conversationalist.”
Tyler: “Personality-wise, I think we got along pretty well. We didn’t have any dull moments. Right off the bat, we made some corny jokes that didn’t land, but we kind of eased into it.”
Lauren: “When I first got to the bar, they led me toward the back. There was this guy there, so I went in for a hug with him. Then he was like, ‘No, not me—I’m the manager.’ ”
Tyler: “She told me her first [Undateables] date kept talking about his health problems. I was like, ‘Well, I have celiac disease, so I guess that’s a trend in your life!’ ”
Lauren: “Tyler had to run back to work but said we should definitely hang out again and asked for my number. So we hugged goodbye outside the bar and parted ways.”
Tyler: “We were there for over three hours, so we decided to head out. I got her phone number. It ended a little abruptly, but I think we could potentially see each other again.”
Lauren: ♥♥♥♥ “Much better than my last date. He seemed like the kind of person who would make any situation more fun. I would be interested to get to know him better. Two thumbs up!”
Tyler: ♥♥♥♥ “There wasn’t a romantic spark, but we had a great conversation. You know things are good if you can talk politics and don’t feel like ripping each other’s heads off.”
Our daters went to Stay Gold (360 Third Ave, 917-261-7441)
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