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Why they’re single:
Robert: He just out of a long-term relationship and is working on his emotional availability.
Ceci: She recently got out of a relationship, so she’s new to the dating scene.
Robert: Dinner at a diner, followed by an outdoor walk
Ceci: Bowling or going to a concert
Robert: “She was cute and friendly but dressed a bit casual, which made me think she wasn’t taking it too seriously. To be fair, I found out later that she was coming from work.”
Ceci: “He was super nice, and he was tall. He seemed a little shy at first, but then he opened up. He wasn’t the type I usually go for, but it was nice to kind of break out of that.”
Robert: “We had a flirty rapport. She was easy to talk to. We’re both newly single, so we compared notes on dating profiles, food, hobbies. The conversation flowed well.”
Ceci: “I’m not sure if it was romantic or friendly chemistry, but we ended up talking about a lot. I’m making a movie about mediocre first dates, and we laughed about that.”
Robert: “It wasn’t that awkward, but she has a shellfish allergy, and I really wanted to order some of the lobster dumplings. I ended up ordering them anyway.”
Ceci: “He asked me if I thought a photo of him was good, and I was like, ‘Honestly? Your eyes look a little weird.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, I’m actually kind of cross-eyed.’ ”
Robert: “It was a beautiful night, so we got ice cream and walked along the water. She had plans to meet a friend, so it was a quick date. We hugged, and I gave her my number.”
Ceci: “I had a friend that I had to meet, so I had to leave mid–ice cream. He asked for my number, and then we were like, ‘Let’s do this again.’ We’ve chatted a little since then.”
Robert: ♥♥♥♥ “I’m not opposed to seeing her again, but I live in Astoria and she lives in East Williamsburg. Taking the N to the 7 to the G to the L seems rather daunting.”
Ceci: ♥♥♥♥ “He was a nice guy, and I enjoyed hanging out with him. Definitely chemistry, but maybe more friend chemistry. It went better than I expected!”
Our daters went to Time Out Market New York (55 Water St, 917-810-4855)
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