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Bachelorette edition

Tuesday, our Bachelorette Paige went on 5 dates at Starbucks on the Corner from 6-9 p.m. While every guy brought something to the table, only one boy could emerge with Paige’s “rose.”

MattYear: Fourth.Major: Commerce.U.Va. involvement: Commerce Council.Hometown: Long Island, NY.Ideal date personality: Outgoing, opinionated, funny.Ideal date activity: Casual meals and quiet bars.Deal breakers? Stuck up and bitter.Describe a typical weekend: Getting together with friends.Hobbies: Sports, traveling, movies.What makes you a good catch? Caring, honest, I cook, well-groomed.

Matt and Leslie

Leslie and Matt met at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Rotunda and went to Michael’s Bistro.

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.

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.

TrevorYear: ThirdSchool: Batten and CollegeMajor: Public Policy and EconomicsU.Va. Involvement: Madison House, JADE Lab, Beta Theta Pi Hometown: Richmond, VAIdeal Date Personality: Funny, outgoing, talkative, adventurousIdeal Date Activity: Go out to a nice dinner Downtown and then go to an a cappella concert Deal breakers? If she doesn’t own a pair of ChacosDescribe a typical weekend: I usually like to spend time outside doing homework or playing sports with friends. Hobbies: Soccer, running, hiking, traveling, socializingWhat makes you a good catch? I am a lot of fun and people find me very interesting.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? Sometimes I am a little too much fun.What is your spirit animal? A Husky, specifically a puppyWhat's your favorite pick-up line? Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I just scraped my knee falling for you.Describe yourself in one sentence: I like to have a good time and socialize, go Hoos!

Trevor and Shannon

Trevor and Shannon met at the Rotunda at 6 p.m. on Saturday and went to Lemongrass on the Corner.

Name: IraYear: SecondSchool: CollegeMajor: UndecidedU.Va. Involvement: Salsa ClubHometown: Alexandria, VAIdeal Date Personality: Kind and intelligentHobbies: Reading, working out, being with friends, cooking, playing basketballWhat makes you a good catch? Unmatched humilityWhat makes you a less-than-perfect catch? Unmatched humilityWhat's your favorite pick-up line? (At a bar) Why’d you invite everyone? I thought it’d be just me and you.

Ira and Ambi

Ira and Ambi met at the Rotunda at 7 p.m. and went to Fig on the Corner. Ambi: [I had] never been on a blind date — I didn’t have any expectations. Ira: My first impression was that she’s pretty and dressed well.

AndrewYear: SecondSchool: CommerceU.Va. Involvement: Intervarsity, Beta Theta Pi, Madison House, facility attendant at North Grounds, Student Council.Hometown: HarrisonburgIdeal Date: I want a cross between Hermione Granger and Jennifer Aniston — or either one of them individually. That’s cool too. Ideal Date Personality: Sincere, warm, joyful, interesting, kind, good-humored, thoughtful, ethical.Ideal Date Activity: We would go out to eat somewhere in Belmont or on the Downtown Mall. Then, [we would go] swing dancing under the stars. Finally, we would end the night eating froyo while watching “The Office.” Deal breakers? Anyone who is really mean or super into themselves.Describe a typical weekend: I usually play sports, hang out with friends, perhaps go to a social gathering, go to church and do work.Hobbies: Playing sports, listening to country music, running, being outdoors, buying clothes from Goodwill, eating at Cookout.What makes you a good catch? Well, I can’t think of any features that are deal breakers, so that counts for something right?Describe yourself in one sentence: If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

Andrew and Kirsten

Kirsten: I could see myself going out with him again as a friend for sure and possibly as a second date.

JoeYear: SecondMajor: CommerceU.Va. Involvement: McIntire Investment Institute, Global Markets Group, LSA, IM SportsHobbies: Boxing, paintball, jetskiing, basketball — no video games over here.Hometown: New YorkIdeal Date: Brunette with blue or green eyes.Ideal Date Personality: Easy to talk to, good sense of humor, goes along with sarcasm. Deal breakers? Awkward peopleTypical weekend: Going to dinner, bars, fraternity, school work, gym.What makes you a good catch? I’m up for everything, I'm extremely friendly, it never gets awkward with me and I just know how to make someone laugh and have a good time. I've been told I'm quite attractiveWhat makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I’m not six feet tall, unfortunately.What's your favorite pick-up line? “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”Describe yourself in one sentence: I’m an outgoing but sweet guy — once you get to know me more — who likes to meet new people.

Joe and Grace

Joe and Grace met at 7 p.m. at the Rotunda and went to Jump Cville. Joe: [I applied for Love Connection because] I thought the idea of it was entertaining and was excited to go on it. Grace: I was so excited to find out I was chosen.

RyanYear: SecondMajor: Pre-CommHometown: FairfaxIdeal Date Personality: Someone fun, easy to chill withIdeal Date Activity: Watching the Hoos dominate basketballDescribe a typical weekend: Going out on Friday night, getting up early on Saturday, a few parties, dinner with some friends, doing all my homework Sunday nightHobbies: Sleeping, eating and watching the HoosWhat makes you a good catch? My witty sense of humor and laid-back vibes make me pretty easy to get along with.What makes you a less-than-perfect catch? I often come off as not caring, and sometimes people take that the wrong way. 

Ryan and Gabby

Gabby engages Ryan in conversation despite the distractions of the basketball game

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