Photograph: Ann Sullivan
Why they’re single:
Michael: He once had a true love and lost it, and he’s been chasing its “glittering shadow” ever since.
Jaime: She had two long-term, back-to-back relationships over the course of 12 years and now finds being single a lot more fun.
Michael: Examining a rare manuscript at the Grolier Club and then getting blintzes at Odessa
Jaime: Something that doesn’t feel like you’re actually on a date
Michael: “I thought she was very impressive. She picked me out at the bar from behind and snuck up on me. She had a fun, snarky personality and seemed like she had a lot of drive.”
Jaime: “I knew right away that he wasn’t really my type. He reminded me of someone who’s just a really good friend. He was very nice, though he was kind of nerdy.”
Michael: “I don’t really have a type, but alchemy is kind of a dark art, and not all the fires were lit in the athanors. She seemed a little removed and still a little into her ex.”
Jaime: “I don’t think there was romantic chemistry—I think we were on the same page when it came to that. The conversation was pretty generic, but it flowed well.”
Michael: “She asked me what Muppet I would fuck, and I said I’d have a three-way with Kermit and Miss Piggy. It was really weird. She seemed really disappointed in my answer.”
Jaime: “I did ask him what Muppet he would fuck, which is a conversation I have with friends. To be honest, his answer was a little generic. It wasn’t really a deep enough cut.”
Michael: “We decided to grab another drink in Bed-Stuy and took the subway back together. The rain was just slamming down, though, which put a literal damper on the night.”
Jaime: “He got off at my stop and walked me to my apartment. I ran into my roommate, randomly, so I kind of left abruptly. Then he walked home in the rain without an umbrella.”
Michael: ♥ “One heart for the Muppet bullshit. I’m serious. She was acting like I was below her. She was disappointed in my answer, and it permeated the rest of the date.”
Jaime: ♥♥ “It was a fine night. We had fun, we laughed a lot, but there was no chemistry at all and no exchange of numbers. But we definitely had some laughs.”
Our daters went to Copinette (891 First Ave, 212-903-4001)
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