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AndyYear: First-yearMajor: Statistics, Economics or MathematicsU.Va. involvement: Cavalier Marching Band, Brown CollegeHometown: Belton, TXIdeal date personality: Funny, smart, a little sarcastic, sports fan, sweet/nice, dog-person, friendlier (I’m quiet and less inclined to talk to someone new)Ideal date activity: “Insert stereotypical thing to do at U.Va.” ‘n chill
Deal breakers? Patriots fan, no sense of humor, closed-minded bigotry, Twenty One Pilots fanDescribe a typical weekend: Generally relaxing, doing some work if really necessary, going out at night or reaping the rewards of U.Va./Charlottesville, CMB-life if we have a game, watching NFL on SundayHobbies: Playing trumpet, fantasy football, other TV/movies, listening to good music (Zeppelin or Springsteen especially)What makes you a good catch? I’m generally calm (stoic, chill, etc.) but when you get to know me I can (try to) be a very fun person to hang out with.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I have a blunt, deadpan sense of humor and tone that can come off as rude or insensitive to emotions. (I really don’t like that this is attributed to me but it is true and I have really tried to fix it as much as I can.) Also, I’m super quiet.What is your spirit animal? ElephantWhat's your favorite pick-up line? “Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you, everyone else disappears!”Describe yourself in one sentence: I’m quiet but I’m a really fun person when you get to know me, promise.

Andy and Anna

Andy and Anna met at the Rotunda on Friday at 7 p.m. and went to College Inn on the Corner. Andy: There were a couple of people in my residential college who did [Love Connection] and said that I should try it.

AlexYear: FirstMajor: Pre-CommerceU.Va. involvement: U.Va. outdoors club, Climate Action Society, Animal Justice Advocates at U.Va.Hometown: Cornelius, N.C.Ideal date: Cool.Ideal date personality: Cool.Ideal date activity: Anything outside.Deal breakers?: Uncool.Describe a typical weekend: Kayaking, chilling, riding my bike, doing lots of homework on Sunday night, more kayaking.Hobbies: Whitewater kayaking, bicycling, running, photography, music, travel.What makes you a good catch?: I’m really nice, attractive and super interesting.What is your spirit animal?: Mountain goatWhat's your favorite pick-up line?: Your body is 75 percent water, and I’m thirsty.Describe yourself in one sentence: Cool!!!!!!!

Alex and Lillie

Alex and Lillie met in front of the Rotunda at 9 p.m. on a Wednesday and went to Café Caturra on the Corner.

Year: ThirdMajor: Systems EngineeringU.Va. Involvement: UGuides, Beta Theta Pi PresidentHometown: Williamsburg, VAIdeal date personality: A mix between Eeyore and Rebel WilsonIdeal date activity: Snogging in the foam pit at Jump CvilleDealbreakers? Socks, optimism, doesn’t like dad jokesDescribe a typical weekend: Wallow in self-pity, cook eggsHobbies: Chatroulette, Basketball, EatingWhat makes you a good catch? I tell good dad jokes, I’m proud of my mediocrityWhat makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I will probably eat your food while you’re in the bathroom on our dateWhat is your spirit animal? OtterWhat is your favorite pick-up line? “Girl can I be your derivative? Because I want to be tangent to your curves.”Describe yourself in one sentence: Tend to overthink math problems. Numbers aren’t my strong suit.

Kenyon and Amy

Kenyon and Amy met on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. and went to Basil on the Corner.

BenYear: FourthMajor: Civil EngineeringU.Va. Involvement: Air Force ROTC, Chi Alpha, Orientation Leader, Alumni HallHometown: Berryville, VAIdeal Date: [Someone with] a beautiful heart.Ideal Date Activity: Getting to know her beautiful heart.Deal breakers? Not having a beautiful heart.Hobbies: Rick & Morty, Subway sandwiches, Shark TankWhat makes you a good catch? My beautiful heart.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch?  I like talking about feelings.What's your favorite pick-up line? Oh my god, did you just fart? Because you just blew me away.

Ben and Story

Ben and Story met at 8 p.m. at the Rotunda. Story: I have been on a blind date before.

NathanYear: FourthMajor: Math and EconomicsU.Va. Involvement: Chi Phi Fraternity, club baseballHometown: Fairfax Station, VAIdeal Date Personality: Laid back, funny, will laugh at my shitty jokes.Ideal Date Activity: Drinking in a garden if it’s nice out or dinner if it’s not.Describe a typical weekend: Drink with my buddies, maybe pong at the house, then most likely bars. Repeat.Hobbies: Watching sports, playing video games, drinking while sitting on a couch. What makes you a good catch? I’m way too nice of a guy, most of the time. Cheekbones of a Greek God. What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? My color blindness.  What's your favorite pick-up line? If you were in a good-looking contest, you’d win first prize. Describe yourself in one sentence: I’m a pretty simple guy — if we were compatible, I’d probably rather lie in bed all day and watch movies than do anything else.

Nathan and Emily

Nathan and Emily met on Saturday at 2 p.m. and went to Duck Donuts. Emily: I signed up for Love Connection because my housemates filled out an application for me — I’m not a park ranger.

JoeYear: FirstMajor: UndecidedU.Va. Involvement: Brown, First Year Council, FluxHometown: Culpeper, VA Ideal Date: Dark hair, medium length hair, either the same height or a little shorter than me.Ideal Date Personality: Sunny, optimistic, the kind [of person] who’s always smiling, spontaneous.Ideal Date Activity: Walking around Grounds with a picnic on the Lawn.Describe a typical weekend: Drinking tea, reading, enjoying free time with friends.Hobbies: Writing, reading, socializing, going on adventures, exploring Charlottesville.What makes you a good catch? Optimistic, cares a lot (to a fault sometimes), generous.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I’ve been told before that I “have no chill.” What is your spirit animal? Prairie dogWhat’s your favorite pick-up line? Are you British? Because you’re just my cup of tea.Describe yourself in one sentence: The human embodiment of a pumpkin.

Joe and Shweta

Joe and Shweta met at 1 p.m. at Clemons Library and walked around Grounds. Joe: [I signed up for Love Connection] because [my friends and I] read Kurt’s old Love Connections and decided it’d be fun for a couple of Brownies to sign up too. Shweta: My good friend Sean did [Love Connection] a couple weeks ago, so I was like let’s see what happens.

JeremyYear: 2017Major: Environmental Science, Environmental Thought and PracticeU.Va. Involvement: Outdoors Club, RA, Kappa Delta sorority, Madison House SOCA, Glee Club, Sustained Dialogue, UGuides, Intervarsity.Hometown: Sarasota, FLIdeal Date: Slightly taller than average, athletic, brunette/blonde, blue eyes, hopefully northern European…even more hopefully Scandinavian.Ideal Date Personality: Outgoing, compassionate, confident, articulate.Ideal Date Activity: Sunset Humpback hike with a well-prepared picnic.Deal breakers? Short hair, picky eaters, tattoos.Hobbies: Hiking, board games, playing [guitar or banjo], listening to indie-folk music, hanging out with friends.What makes you a good catch? I am spontaneous, compassionate and logical! [I am a] confident small talker, but also know how to progress to more substantive topics. [I am] in decent shape, have pretty hip glasses and [have] an eclectic but likeable sense of style. Friends would say that I have a quick wit, a slow temper and give cozy hugs.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I often run late, my shorts are too short for some, sometimes my Chacos start to smell because I wear them so much, I kinda like Toby from “The Office” and I don’t have a car.What is your spirit animal? I say Bactrian camel, but most other people would say moose. Describe yourself in one sentence: Just a dude trying to live simply, make music, help others and see the world.

Jeremy and Sandy

Jeremy and Sandy met at the Rotunda at 11 a.m. on Saturday and headed to Shenandoah Joe. Jeremy: I was surprised [when I was picked] because it was so soon after I filled out the survey, but I was excited because it seemed like a fun new experience. Sandy: I’ve been on blind dates before and they’ve been fun.

Brendan Year: FirstSchool: CollegeU.Va. Involvement: Global Medical Training, working in the dining hallHometown: Dunn Loring, VirginiaIdeal Date: I really would like someone with an eccentric and adventurous personality like myself.Ideal Date Activity: Hiking or skydiving maybe. First date would probably be a nice-ish dinner — I’m a little traditional like that. Describe a typical weekend: Go out and party Thursday and Friday, explore Charlottesville or take a day trip on Saturday, study all day Sunday. What makes you a good catch?  I’ve been told that I am a very sensitive man compared to other straight men. What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I’m not over six foot.What is your spirit animal? The African leopardWhat's your favorite pick-up line?  Do you have a bandaid? Because I just scraped my knee falling for you.   Describe yourself in one sentence: I am weird, smart and adventurous.

Brendan and Jessica

Brendan and Jessica met at the Rotunda at 7:00 p.m. and went to The Biltmore on the Corner. Jessica: I was walking to O’Hill for dinner when I saw the table for Love Connection... So I signed up.

Year: SecondMajor: Economics and possibly Global Development StudiesU.Va. Involvement: International Relations Organization, Circle K International, The Cavalier Daily, Alternative Spring BreakHometown: Tillamook, OregonIdeal Date: My type is 100 percent the girl next door — I’m way more attracted to a cute girl than a hot girl. Also, for some reason, I find bright blue or deep amber eyes disarming.Deal breakers? Low self-confidence.Describe a typical weekend: A typical weekend normally consists of watching a few odd sporting events, reading both for school and for pleasure, hanging out with friends and my weekly Sunday morning walk to Bodo’s.What makes you a good catch? I’m dedicated to those I care about, I’m motivated but also laid-back and relaxed and I’m a very honest person.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I’m not the most patient person in the world and I get frustrated when people are being extremely irrational.What is your spirit animal? According to the BuzzFeed quiz I just took, a bear.Describe yourself in one sentence: I’m the guy all my friends bring to meet their parents.


Sean and Grace met at the Rotunda at 7 p.m. and went to Lemongrass on the Corner. Sean: My friend and I enjoyed reading all the old Love Connections and we decided to fill out an application.