Julia and Noah

Will two second-year students find their everything at Bodo’s?



Year: Second

Major: Pre-Commerce

U.Va. Involvement: Project Inspire, Hablemos Spanish Conversation Club, Women’s Business Forum

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Ideal date personality: A funny, nice boy; confident but not cocky; kind when they don’t need to [be] (like to strangers or wait staff at restaurants)

Ideal date activity: Coffee shop

Dealbreakers? Arrogant, won’t try new things, smokes

Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, watching movies, napping, drinking tea

What makes you a good catch? Always there when you need me, down for random shenanigans, hard-working

Describe a typical weekend: Hanging out with friends and catching up on sleep, homework and workout time

What is your spirit animal? Panda

What is your favorite pick-up line? On a scale of one to America, how free are you tonight?

Describe yourself in one sentence: “No, I swear I’m not clumsy.”

Julia and Noah met on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and went to Bodo’s on the Corner.

Julia: I signed up for Love Connection because my friend wanted to sign up and made me sign up with her — she filled out the majority of my application and sent it in.

Noah: Last spring break, I went on Alternative Spring Break, and on the trip, it was revealed that one of the other people had actually gone on Love Connection and had a fun time. We all decided that if the opportunity ever arises that we should do it. I saw the posting on the class Facebook group and decided to do it.

Julia: I was kind of freaking out when I found out I was chosen. I didn’t think I’d get chosen when she signed me up, and I felt like I should go because she went on hers last year, so I thought I’d just do it. I had never been on a blind date before, but I thought it would be totally fine.

Noah: I was definitely surprised when I found out I was chosen because it was so soon, and I know some people get picked months later. I had never been on a blind date before, so I expected it to be a little awkward and to consist of just talking. I didn’t have high hopes, but I wasn’t too afraid.

Julia: I got there before he did, so I sat down and started making awkward eye contact with people because I figured he’d be making awkward eye contact with people too. Then he came up and said “Julia!” and it was fine.

Noah: When I first got there, she was sitting on a bench. I walked up and asked if she was Julia. I introduced myself and made sure I was talking to the right person. I offered to walk over to Bodo’s, grab a bagel and talk.

Julia: He was super nice and seemed very chill and relaxed. It was very casual. We went to Bodo’s and hung out for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Noah: She was very friendly, pretty easy to talk to and seemed like a cool person. I would say the conversation was pretty even — it definitely wasn’t extremely one-sided.

Julia: I feel like it was pretty balanced. We covered the standard “where are you from, what are you majoring in, etc.” It wasn’t awkward at all.

Noah: I wouldn’t say we had too much in common to be honest. She’s from [around] Chicago, and I’m from Richmond. Her high school was a lot bigger than mine. We did know some of the same people, which was cool.

Julia: We didn’t have a ton in common, but we talked about the clubs we’re in. He’s into sports and the No-Tones. He’s also in the group One in Four, which is really cool.

Noah: I think it was more of a friend vibe.

Julia: I definitely got a friend vibe. It wasn’t very flirty.

Noah: At the end, we both headed separate ways. I was going to my apartment, and she was going to hers. We said bye, I said I had a good time and left. It was pretty formal.

Julia: We each paid for our own bagels. I gave him my number, told him I’d see him around and walked away.

Noah: I guess I’d rate it a 6.

Julia: I would rate the date a 6. It was casual and not really romantic.

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