Each month, we set two daters up at a restaurant, give them free food and drinks, then wait for the magic to happen. This month's Blind Date, we set Sarah and Nick up for a special night at License No. 1 in Boulder.

Meet The Daters


Name: Sarah
Current job: Journalist. 
Favorite food: Grilled cheese sandwich. 
Biggest Pet Peeve: Styrofoam. 
Cats or dogs: Cats. 
Winter or Summer: Winter. 
Do you want kids? Ask me in 20 years. 
One of your best qualities: I ask good questions. 
Immediate Red Flags: Rude to servers. Interrupting. Lack of eye contact. 
Do you believe in love at first sight? Yeah. 
One thing you can’t live without: Laughter. 
Strange date story? One time a date brought me a bar of soap on our first date. 
How did your last relationship end: Mutual separation. 
Longest Relationship: Year and half. 
Celebrity Crush: Anthony Hopkins. 
Guilty pleasure: Funny YouTube videos. 



Name: Nick
Current job: EMT. 
Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan.
Biggest Pet Peeve: People with no situational awareness. 
Cats or Dogs: Cats. 
Winter or Summer: Summer. 
Do you want kids? Potentially. I’m not financially stable. 
One of your best qualities: My listening abilities. 
Immediate Red Flag: People who don’t treat waitstaff with respect. 
How many times have you been in love? Once. 
Do you believe love at first sight: No. 
One thing you can’t live without: Hockey. 
Strange date story? No. 
How did your last relationship end: She got into medical school and broke up with me. 
Celebrity Crush: Ana De Armas. 
Guilty pleasure: TikTok. 


First Round
Speakeasies are the perfect atmosphere for a first date: dark lights and delicious cocktails help to lubricate any first date potential turn-offs.. Like long-lost friends, Sarah and Nick jump right into conversation. After they get to know each other, we pull them aside and see how the chemistry is going. 

How would you describe your dating life in three words?
S: Random. Inconsistent. Enjoyable. 
N: Non existent. Period.  

Where do you normally meet potential partners?
S: Through people I already know. 
N: Dating apps. 

Why are you here tonight?
S: I just thought this sounded like a lot of fun.
N: Figured it would be a fun experience. I’d regret not doing it. 

What are you most nervous about for tonight? 
S: I wasn’t really nervous at all. 
N: Running out of things to talk about.

What are you looking for in a partner?
S: Sense of humor and trustworthiness. 
N: Intelligence, compassion, and good communication skills. 

Did you get any advice for this date?
S: Be yourself. 
N: Go in with an open mind and don’t be difficult. 

How did you prepare for the date?
S: I put on some good music and picked out an outfit. 
N: Showered, put on some nice clothes. Didn’t think about it. 

What was the first thing you noticed about the dater?
S: Just a really sweet disposition. 
N: She has really pretty eyes. 

What are your first impressions?
S: Very kind. Very respectful. A good listener. 
N: She’s a good communicator. Good at talking. She’s very intelligent. 

Are you attracted to your date?
S: As a person, yes. 
N: Yeah 


Round Two: 
The first impressions weren’t very exciting. Sarah’s got a random dating life while Nick’s evidently doesn’t exist. Hopefully the live music at License No. 1 spices the evening up with a walking bassline. After the couple eats dinner, we once again pull them aside to see if love is in the air. 

How was dinner?
S: Delicious. The menu had a little bit of everything. 
N: Really good. 

Have your first impressions changed?
S: No, he’s just a really sweet guy. 
N: She’s still very good at communication. 

Do you guys have anything in common?
S: We got to talking about movies. He’s a fan of a lot of the westerns I watched with my dad. 
N: We like movies. 

Are there any deal breakers so far?
S: No. 
N: Not so far. 

What’s something interesting you’ve learned about your date?
S: I really enjoy hearing him talk about his work, he’s an EMT. 
N: She likes to write for sketch comedies and improv. 

How do they compare to other people you’ve dated?
S: He’s a lot nicer than a lot of other guys I’ve dated. 
N: Better than a lot of them. She’s a good listener. There is no awkwardness. 

What would your parents say about the dater?
S: He’s a nice guy. 
N: I think her and my dad would talk about live music a lot. 

What’s been the best part of the date so far?
S: It’s fun to share a new experience with a total stranger. 
N: Getting out and getting to connect with someone. Boulder is hard to find single women. 

What could make the date better?
S: If this night turned into a hostage situation. 
N: Things are going as well as they could have gone. It’s easy and comfortable. 

How’s the chemistry on a scale of 1 to 10?
S: 6 
N: 8

Where would you like the night to go from here?
S: I have to catch a flight tomorrow so I'm going home to pack. 
N: I think I’d like to get a number and set up a second date. 


Round Three: 
First impressions remain the same, conversation remains the same, it's all still the same. For the love of everything holy, let's get some action! Rooster leaves hoping when we check in tomorrow morning, things got spicy…

What happened after Rooster left?
S: We finished dinner, exchanged numbers and went our separate ways!
N: We finished our food and drinks then parted ways. She had a flight the next morning and I met up with friends. 

What was the best part of the night?
S: Getting to spend a really fun night with a total stranger and do a cool new thing together.
N: Being relieved that my blind date was easy to converse with and cute as well.  

Would you have changed anything about the date?
S: Since I don’t drink, I probably would have chosen a location that wasn’t a cocktail bar. 
N: Nope!

Was there a goodnight kiss?
S: No kiss!
N: Nope

Did the Rooster find a match? 
S: I don’t think so, but I hope to see him again in the future regardless.
N: Hard to say after only one date. 

Would you go on a second date with them?
S: Depends on what we were going to do, I think! 
N: Yes.

Any advice for future blind daters?
S: You have nothing to lose with this experience! So just be yourself. 
N: It’s normal to be nervous walking into it, but it’s well worth the experience. If you get the opportunity, take it!

Is there anything you want to end with?
S: Rooster magazine is the coolest! 
N: Thanks to my ambulance partner Daria, for signing me up for this. 


Well, our hopes were dashed with more one word, calculated answers. They would both make for great politicians. Anyway, Sarah didn't catch the feels like Nick but that doesn't mean a solid walk along the lake isn't in their future. Thanks to License No. 1 for a great night. On to the next shot at love!