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Passmore likes the atmosphere of Capital Ale House, which has locations downtown and in Innsbrook — it’s “somewhat quiet and bright,” while still having a nighttime feel.
If she were still single, she says, that’s where she would go on a date.
She met her last boyfriend at the Barnes & Noble store at West Broad Street and Libbie Avenue, exchanging flirtatious glances in line and later, after an hour’s conversation over coffee, their phone numbers.
Her advice: “Try to be open-minded.” Another modern route for love-seekers is the speed date, where men and women are paired up for a few minutes before moving on to the next prospective suitor.
She screens clients’ personalities and desires and has acted as a matchmaker for thousands of people, to the tune of about two engagements a month.
“I don’t want repeat business,” she says with a laugh.
Once you’ve met someone, where do you go for your first date?
A coffee shop is a reliable, safe place for a blind date, but Daichman’s clients have raved about 3 Monkeys and Can Can Brasserie, restaurants with plenty to look at and discuss.
Conversational topics to avoid include politics, exes (surprisingly, not everyone has memorized that rule) and, generally, sports — although Passmore notes that if a woman is a sports fan and talks about her teams, some guys will feel like they’ve discovered the Holy Grail.Ken Williams, who works in local government, has been finding dates online for about four years.He has profiles on a couple of different sites, including Match.com, and gets about five to eight responses from women every day. “Take a very, very good picture of yourself, but not one that misrepresents yourself,” says Williams.Some guys fudge their height by as much as 7 inches, 25-year-old Lindsay Schoonover learned.The school security officer and part-time bra fitter is 5-foot-1 — not exactly a tall drink of water — and she met a guy for a blind date off Yahoo! He was 5 feet 2 inches tall but had led her to believe he was about 5-foot-9.
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Richmond is a tough market, especially for newcomers to the area, Daichman says.