Love Connection: Tyler and Kerry
Will Lemongrass spice up some love for these two second-year students?
Date: Friday, October 14\nTime: 7 p.m.\nLocation: Lemongrass
Tyler:\nMajor: pre-commerce and foreign affairs
Sexual orientation: straight
Hometown: Clearwater, Fla.
Ideal date person (physical attributes and personality): small to medium build, cute face, average height, friendly, funny, outgoing and well-balanced
Ideal date (activity): dinner, movie and walk on the Lawn.
If you could date any celebrity, who would it be?: Megan Fox
Deal breakers?: face and personality
Describe a typical weekend: Soccer, poker or other activities on Friday night; hanging with friends and partying it up on Saturday; brunch and relaxing day on Sunday
Hobbies: Sports, business, politics, comedy, travel and rock climbing.
If your dating life was a primetime or reality show, what would it be?: "The Office" or "The Amazing Race"
Have you ever streaked the lawn?: No
Brag about yourself - what makes you a good catch?: I am athletic, attractive, funny, smart and well-rounded in that I can talk about almost anything to anyone. I am quite charming and chivalric and will treat any girl I date like a queen.
Describe yourself in one sentence: I'm an attractive, intelligent, compassionate and interesting [person] and want to live life to my fullest potential.
Sexual orientation: straight
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Ideal date person (physical attributes and personality): tall, athletic, dark hair; Outgoing, intelligent, funny
Ideal date (activity): going to a baseball/football game!
If you could date any celebrity, who would it be?: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Deal breakers?: smokers
Describe a typical weekend: frisbee practice, a few nights' worth of parties, football games to distract me from my homework
Hobbies: frisbee, music, watching sports, reading, cooking, skiing, movies, trying not to suck at Super Smash Brothers, getting yogurt pretzels from Crossroads
If your dating life was a primetime or reality show, what would it be?: ..."America's Next Best Dance Crew"?
Have you ever streaked the Lawn?: Sure have! Not a huge fan of the spotlights, though
Brag about yourself - what makes you a good catch?: I'm outgoing and easy to talk to, and I love to laugh and go on adventures.
Describe yourself in one sentence: Short girl, talks a lot, plays too much frisbee.
Tyler: I was always really interested in doing Love Connection, and when I saw the opportunity, I figured, "Why not give it a chance?" You never know who you might be paired up with or what connection you might make.
Kerry: I filled out the Love Connection survey because I had a couple friends on the frisbee team who went on dates and had a good time. I'm always down for meeting a new person and getting a free meal.
Tyler: I got the text about going on the date right after I got out of a stat exam that I didn't like, so I was really excited. I told my roommate and a couple other people, but news spreads, so by Friday evening, many people knew.
Kerry: I laughed when I found out I was chosen. I told my roommates and people on the frisbee team. They were all really excited about it too. Everyone was saying, "You need to tell me how it goes; I want a copy when it comes out!" I'm supposed to get like 10 copies.
Tyler: I got to the Rotunda first. I texted Kerry and told her I was wearing green so she could find me. She texted back and said she was wearing green too, and then I saw this girl in a green shirt. I approached her and was like, "Kerry?" It wasn't her. She said she was there for a blind date too, but at the time I didn't know it was also for Love Connection. Her guy and Kerry came literally 30 seconds after that.
Kerry: He saw me coming and said, "Kerry?" He had asked another girl if she was me. He seemed really outgoing and very nice. We did a quick introduction, started walking and decided where to go. We ended up at Lemongrass.
Tyler: I thought she was attractive, and she looks smart. It made me more excited for the date. I was like, "Bam, this is happening." I think we were both a little nervous, but once we started talking it just all came out and there were no silences, which was a good thing.
Kerry: There was a big group in front of us and it looked pretty crowded. We were starting to think about other options but got seated immediately, so that was good. We were worried about the wait, so he asked what I was doing later that night. I said I didn't have any plans except watching a baseball game because the Cardinals were in the playoffs that night. From that, he found out I was big sports fan and that was where the conversation went.
Tyler: On the way to dinner, we talked about basic stuff, like where we're from. When we sat down we started really asking each other questions and getting to know each other. We talked a lot about sports, but besides that we talked about our favorite trips that we've been on, things we're involved in at U.Va., our favorite movies. One of our favorite movies, "Life is Beautiful," is the same. It's an Italian film with English subtitles. She said it, and I was like, "Oh my goodness." I still can't believe it, because no one knows about that movie.
Kerry: We both really like bad jokes. We shared some. I told this one that I got from my friend Clint: "There are two atoms talking to each other, and the first atom says, 'I think I lost an electron.' The second one says, 'Are you sure?' Then the first one says, 'I'm positive!'" He laughed; he appreciated it. I was glad, because sometimes I don't deliver it right.
Tyler: My bad joke was: "Why do moon rocks taste better than earth rocks? Because they're a little meteor [meatier]." She laughed at my joke and I laughed at hers. We have similar senses of humor. It was a very friend-type of conversation. Depending on the time, it was a little flirtier sometimes, like a flirty friend conversation.
Kerry: After dinner, we walked back to the intersection of University and Rugby. He lives in the IRC so he was going to keep walking. We said bye there and went home. We talked about hanging out again.
Tyler: Ten seconds after I left, I was thinking that I should have offered to walk her home. The date ended with me having a good time. I told her I'd like to get together again sometime, and she said yes. We clicked, got along well. That "love connection?" Obviously you don't know after one date.
Kerry: The date was fun. I'd give it a 7. There was no romantic connection but I had a good time. He texted me about the Cardinals winning the NLCS the other day, so we've talked a bit more about baseball. I'd hang out with him again as friends.
Tyler: I'll give the date a 9. Overall, it went really well. Hopefully we see each other again. I could see it developing into something down the road, but I could also see it going the friendship route.
Tyler left Kerry a message about hanging out, and is waiting to hear back from her.