CAMPUS AND CULTURE
Part I: Enter the BDM
Part II: Spoons and addicts
Part III: Meet Tonya Harding
Part IV: Shootin' some stick
Part V: Kat loves strippers
Part VI: Cupid misses the mark
The Blind Date Mobile Statistics
Part VI: Cupid misses the mark
The clock was already half past 12 and The Gazette team was highly
concerned the enchanted BDM would soon turn back into a pumpkin. It was
time for the evening and another year of Gazette-inspired romance to
come to an end.
"It'll be weird not having an entourage," Katherine said as the couple
made their last journey towards the magical automobile of love.
As the car made its way to Katherine's apartment, the couple managed some
small talk in front of The Gazette staff, but it remained unclear whether
the evening had blossomed into true romance.
Ever the gentleman, Eric walked Katherine into the lobby of the apartment
and the couple exchanged a friendly hug goodbye. Being forced to live
vicariously through the happiness of others, The Gazette entourage was
collectively let down at the lack of a goodnight kiss.
Cupid himself would have been in tears.
Pulling the final card out of his deck o' love, Eric produced a rose from
his jacket and handed it to Katherine (10 points). The two-shared a smile,
said their final farewells and the dashing young Romeo returned to the
When asked about the gift of chocolate at the beginning of the date and
closing with the rose, Eric said it was his romantic nature shining
"It's how I do things," he said. "I wanted her to remember the night for
more than just the newspaper [story] itself. If it hadn't been a good
night, I wouldn't have given [the rose] to her. But, it went well, so why
"I'm glad I went," he added. "It's something I'll remember for a while."
Eric revealed he had left his phone number on a card he had attached to
the rose, noting she had also given him her number.
Katherine later revealed to The Gazette there was more than just a number
on the card. "[It said something like] 'I had a great time tonight, do you
want to go out again?'"
"He had to plan writing that at home," she noted. "[I was thinking] this
is apparently a really big deal for [him] so fair enough."
Eric said he had taken a fairly cautious approach to the date that night.
"I've had experiences in the past where I've taken more chances," he said
later. "I didn't want to ruin anything."
Eric had a positive outlook on how the evening transpired. He said the
best part of the night was the flowing dinner conversation, but noted it
was unfortunate he lost his voice during skating. "It was hard to keep the
He said he could see the two of them going out again for a more relaxed
evening than the one provided under the watchful eyes of The Gazette
Katherine was not as inclined to the idea of a second date with Eric,
despite his attempts at Casanova-like charm. "He's a really nice guy," she
said. "[But] I like them a little more crazy."
In a post-date interview, Katherine revealed that Eric had called her
Sunday night, but added she had not been home to receive his call.
She said the date was a good experience on the whole. "It wasn't the best
date ever, but I wasn't set-up with a total jackass. He was a really nice
guy just not my type." (Katherine gained 2 more points for the use of
the word jackass)
Final Gazette Love Scorecard:
Eric 44, Katherine 54