Simon is a 34-year-old lawyer who lives in King West and likes “live music, socializing, sports, movies.” He says his friends would describe him as “loyal, intelligent, caring, and laid-back.” Jenny is a 30-year-old online editor who lives in the Junction. She likes to “hunt for antiques, do yoga, and have drinks with friends at hipster bars.” She says that marriage is not as important as kids, but, “if someone offered me a hipster wedding complete with photo booth, I wouldn’t say no.”
Simon on Jenny: “The date was great. She was fun, sexy, and intelligent, and I thought we had some good chemistry. She had tattoos, which I liked, and dressed in a way that was cool but not over-the-top. There was definitely flirting. She seemed really into the comedy, and that got me more into it. I suggested we go out again, and she said sure and took my number. I rated the date a nine, but considering it was a blind date, it probably deserves a 10.”
Jenny on Simon: “I liked how candid Simon was about having cold feet before the date. The banter was good, not incredible, but solid. When Simon complimented me on my tattooed forearms and then said he had a sleeve, too, I was relieved that he didn’t show it to me, which is a weird thing people with tattoos do to other people with tattoos. I probably seemed pretty flirty by the end. Would I go out with him again? Probably. He seems interesting and shares my love of The Big Lebowski, but I suspect we wouldn’t make it past date four.”
Bartender says? “They seemed to hit it off and chatted comfortably. Jenny’s sweater was on inside-out the whole night, but I didn’t have the heart to tell her.”
How’s a night of comedy for a first date?
›“It was definitely a good ice-breaker. It felt long at three hours or so, but it was funny. We only got an hour to talk before the show; we could have used a little more time.”—Simon
›“This type of date provides excellent insight. If you suspect your date might be uptight, you’ll know within minutes of them sitting in the second row of an improv show.”—Jenny
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., 416-551-6540.