For those who do not know about Peirce Dates, we set two people up on a blind date at Peirce. It’s a great way for students to connect at no price. Want to go on a Peirce date? Want to find your friend that special someone? Let us know!
It was a brisk Tuesday evening, and the stars were aligning for love. She forgot about the date. He was late to the date. She ate an orange, and he ate a bowl of cocoa puffs. It was 7:13 pm, and love was in the air.
Name: Erik Gross
- Year: Class of 2018
- Hometown: Washington, DC
- Ideal Date: Aubrey Plaza
- Where to find you on a Saturday Night: McBride 213
- Best thing about Kenyon: Great peers and teachers
- Worst thing about Kenyon: Rural Ohio
- Your best pick up line/ice breaker: “What’s the math homework?”
- In 20 years you are: on the wrong side of an IRS investigation
- Name: Caroline Borders
- Year: Class of 2016
- Hometown: Bethesda, MD
- Ideal Date: 50 cent
- Where to find you on a Saturday Night: The Cove at 9 pm
- Best thing about Kenyon: The trees
- Worst thing about Kenyon: Olin’s architecture
- Your best pick up line/ice breaker: “Hey is that man cleavage?”
- In 20 years you are: Alone
About the Date…
What were your expectations going into the date?
Erik: I didn’t know what to expect, but I was prepared to embrace any possible discomfort.
Caroline: I expected to have sort of a weird conversation with someone I didn’t know! I didn’t anticipate it being super awkward, and it wasn’t.
Were your expectations met?
Erik: The conversation came more easily than expected, which was a pleasant surprise.
Caroline: We’re both from the DC area and had some mutual friends, as well as some mutual interests in especially the outdoors. I asked him a lot about his first semester and how he liked Kenyon so far. In general it was a nice lil chat/candlelit snack with a male!
How was the other person?
Erik: I thought that she was really nice, funny, and easy to talk to. She just got back from Madagascar! Isn’t that cool?
Caroline: Erik was very sweet and lovely! We got along well and had lots of things to talk about! Though I feel like I gave off the “junior excited about meeting freshman vibe” more than anything.
What was the Peirce atmosphere like?
Erik: Intimate and conducive to conversation. Just like it is everyday.
Caroline: Peirce was really frickin hot. It felt like time stopped and there was no one in the room but us.
Would you go on a second date?
Caroline: Considering I’m 4 years older than him… It felt like a UCC date more than anything. But always happy to make a new friend!
Sum up the date in five words
Erik: Excellent break from Latin homework.
Caroline: I ate fruit and milk.