Why they’re single: Meredith: She finds it hard to make a true connection with people using apps. Greg: He can sometimes get nervous when he’s around women.
Ideal date: Meredith: Seeing a movie outdoors Greg: Walking around the city
First impression Meredith: “I was there first, and the waitress brought him over. He seemed easygoing but kind of nervous. I think his nerves made him talk less, whereas mine make me talk more.” Greg: “She was very friendly and outgoing. We just started talking right away. She probably wasn’t someone I’d normally date, but I liked her personality.”
Chemistry Meredith: “There weren’t crazy fireworks, but the conversation was nice. A few stars were out, so we popped outside for a bit to sit by the rooftop pool.” Greg: “I think there was a little chemistry but probably not enough to go on a second date. It just felt friendly—she was really bubbly. We talked about everything.”
Awkward Moment Meredith: “I asked him what he thought about Trump, and then I was like, ‘Ugh, no. That’s the one thing I shouldn’t get into. Now’s not the time to go off on another rant.’” Greg: “She’s not a big fan of Pete Davidson, which I thought was odd. She doesn’t think he’s as funny as other people. I really like Pete Davidson, and she was a little critical.”
Afterward Meredith: “He was really cute and walked me 90 percent of the way home after we left the rooftop. Then he gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and we exchanged numbers.” Greg: “I walked her most of the way to her apartment. My phone was dead, so I gave her my number, and we hugged goodbye. I wouldn’t say no to a second date.”
Verdict Meredith: ♥♥♥ “It went really well. I’d be down for a second date to see if he was maybe less nervous. I felt like I was talking a lot, but I’d love to get to know him a bit more.” Greg: ♥♥♥♥ “It was a very good time. I was thinking it was going to go horribly. I would never go on a blind date normally, so I was pleasantly surprised.”