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First years, first dates and some Mellow pizza

First-year twins make new friends on their blind date

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Jackson enjoyed the easy conversation of the date and felt there was flirting going on with both girls.


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Although going on a blind date was out of Annie’s comfort zone, she found the evening fun and could see hanging out with the other students again.


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Phoebe, a first-year from out of state, enjoyed meeting new people on the pizza date.


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Will and his twin brother Jackson made two new friends on their double date at Mellow Mushroom.


Will
Year: First
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Hobbies: Running, camping
Have you ever streaked the Lawn? No
What makes you a good catch? I finished seventh in that national championships for rowing.
Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a nice, caring guy who focuses on academics but also likes to have a good time on weekends.

Jackson
Year: First
Major: Public Policy
U.Va. Involvement: Navy ROTC, climbing team, sailing club
Hobbies: Climbing, sailing, shooting
Have you ever streaked the Lawn? No
What makes you a good catch: I’m tall, so I have that going for me.
Describe yourself in one sentence: Pretty chill and pretty tall.

Annie
Year: First
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Reston
U.Va. Involvement: I’m just trying to live through the week
Hobbies: Reading, singing, HBOgo
Have you ever streaked the Lawn? No(t yet)
Describe yourself in one sentence: For someone who can’t stand herself, I sure do love myself.

Phoebe
Year: First
Major: Very undecided
Hometown: Wellesley, Massachusetts
U.Va. Involvement: Shakespeare on the Lawn, hopefully one or more club sports (horseback riding, archery, ballroom dancing are all possibilities), Photography Club and anything else that I can manage to do while still tackling 17 credits
Hobbies: Reading, writing, photography, working out, gardening, Shark Week, staying up-to-date in the country music world, making new friends
Have you ever streaked the Lawn? No, but I studied Homer, so I’ve already kissed his ass.
Describe yourself in one sentence: Only War and Peace would be long enough to contain my awesomeness.

Will, Jackson, Annie, and Phoebe met at the Rotunda and went to Mellow Mushroom on the Corner.

Will: I did Love Connection because I just wanted to meet someone new. I’ve met my floormates, but I haven’t met anyone else and I thought it would be a good way to meet people.

Annie: There are like 30 people from my school here, so I was trying to meet people I didn’t already know.

Phoebe: I’m out of state, so I wanted to meet someone that wasn’t on Dabney third floor left. Even if I didn’t like the person, it would be a good chance to meet someone new.

Annie: Going on a blind date was totally out of my comfort zone. I was like why are we doing this?

Phoebe: To be honest, I haven’t been on a date before so I had no idea how it works – regular or blind.

Jackson: We had fears that they would be weird or they would think we were weird.

Annie: When we got to the Rotunda they were sitting on a bench just the two of them, but we weren’t sure if [they were] our dates so we sat on another bench.

Will: We saw them but didn’t know they were our dates. After a little while, we realized who they were and approached them.

Annie: They shook our hands, which was nice. I didn’t realize they were twins at that point. I just thought they looked kind of similar.

Phoebe: I thought they were cute. Jackson was way taller.

Will: I thought they seemed pretty normal for a blind date.

Jackson: They were definitely my type.

Annie: After we met, we just kind of stood around and looked at each other for a while trying to figure out where to go for dinner.

Jackson: No one wanted to decide where to go and the only places I know on the Corner are Basil and Mellow Mushroom.

Will: We eventually decided we wanted pizza and walked over to Mellow.

Phoebe: During dinner we talked about everything. The conversation was easy – it never felt forced.

Will: We talked about what we did in high school – our activities and interests.

Jackson: We had the standard first-year conversation – where you’re from, what’s your major.

Will: The conversation flowed really well. Everyone had lots of things to say, which also might have been because it was a double date. It was [mostly a] non-stop conversation.

Will: It took about 20 minutes into the date before they realized we were twins. I think it sounded really weird because we were from the same state and had gone [on] all the same vacations.

Phoebe: I have no idea if any flirting was going on. I wouldn’t even know how to tell.

Jackson: There was definitely some flirting going on with both girls.

Will: Maybe there was flirting and I was completely oblivious to it.

Phoebe: After dinner, we headed over to Arch’s.

Annie: Afterwards they walked us home, but Will had to charge his phone before he went off to Rugby so we walked Jack home to Gooch and then took a bus back.

Phoebe: We didn’t get home until [around] midnight. The date was really long – four and a half hours.

Will: I would rate the date an 8 because it was fun and I think everyone had a good time. The best part was the gooey brownie. Do they not even cook it?

Phoebe: I would give it a 10 for fun-ness, but I don’t know how to qualify it for date-ness because I’ve never been on a date before.

Annie: It was really fun; it just flowed really well.

Jackson: I would give it a solid 8. They were cool and it was fun.

Phoebe: I friended both of the guys on Facebook and then ran into them at Runk later.

Annie: I could see us hanging out again. We exchanged numbers during the date.


Published August 31, 2014 in Life







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