For those who do not know about Peirce Date, 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! ‘
This week, we matched Kenda Tucker ’18 with her crippling fear of being alone.
Kenda Tucker: I arrived at Peirce a little early, probably around 5:45 or maybe closer to 6. I wanted to make sure that I could nab a square table so we could avoid having a weird circle table date. I mean, I haven’t been on a circle table date but I imagine it’d be weird. I decided to grab some food to kill some time.
KT: At around 6:03 I started to wonder where my date was. Maybe they had AT and was running late. I didn’t have their contact information or anything, so I was kind of just waiting around. For what? For whom? I didn’t know.
KT: By 6:15 I was like, okay, the jig is up, I’m tryna fall in love here. I was alone at a four person table at Peirce, and people kept coming up to me and asking if they could take a chair.
KT: At 6:23, I gave away the chair I had been saving for my date. I can’t really tell you what I was thinking about while I was waiting for my date, I was mostly consumed by the coldness that comes with knowing that no one will ever love me. That kind of thing really preoccupies you in a way that thinking about your homework doesn’t. I shivered.
KT: At around 6:30 I realized that I hadn’t touched my food. It was some sort of pasta dish (the classic pasta a la oil and a lil pesto), and it was completely cold. I ate it anyway because its very presence reminded me of the fact that I had been ditched, anonymously, and had probably lost my last chance at love.
KT: I stayed at Peirce until closing and realized that I would never find anyone I could genuinely trust and enjoy.