Each week, The Post sends readers on a blind date. Here’s how it went:
What’s it take to win in the game of love?
Jeff and Margaret, both 31, got set to find out over arcade games at Bowlmor Times Square.
Midtown-based Jeff is vice president of a jewelry company by day, lead singer in a rock band by night. He’s a fan of Bikram yoga, speaks Russian, and says he’s voting for Bernie Sanders. Marketing coordinator Margaret lives in Brooklyn, loves French fries, and is a “die-hard liberal.”
Could these two left-wing singles hit the jackpot on their blind date? Read on to find out.
HE SAID: ★★★
“There was potential.”
Margaret had a really nice smile and was outgoing — a lot of our personal politics lined up in terms of social issues. We decided that we weren’t going to leave the arcade without winning something from the life-size claw machine. [But] the machine broke and one of the workers had to fix it, and he gave Margaret a Bugs Bunny toy. [Later] she gave me her number, and I texted her to see how Bugs was doing. I can’t say I’m sold on making her my girlfriend, but there was potential. I felt a lot of reciprocation, so why not try it again with another date?
SHE SAID: ★★
“He was wearing sweatpants.”
I took great care in getting ready — first impressions are key. When he arrived he was wearing sweatpants. It made me feel like he wasn’t taking it seriously. Still, I had a lot of fun. We talked about everything from politics to ’90s gangster rap. We left the arcade, and Jeff asked if I wanted to go somewhere else, but I was tired and ready to get home. He asked for my number and I gave it to him. I would definitely hang out with him again as long as he knew it was just as friends.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Margaret and Jeff hit the games and gorged on pizza cupcakes at Bowlmor Times Square (222 W. 44th St.; bowlmor.com).
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