Blind Date: Lacee and Brenton Take A Shot at Love at Stoney's in Denver
Date Blindly, Love Actually.
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 Lacee and Brenton up for a special night at Stoney's in Denver.
Meet The Daters
Current job: Internet marketing, weekend bartender
Favorite food: Pizza.
Biggest Pet Peeve: Being disorganized, not putting laundry in the hamper.
Cats or Dogs: Dogs. Hands down.
Winter or Summer: Winter.
Do you want kids? Not in the current environment.
One of your best qualities: Patience.
Immediate Red Flag: Children. Talking to someone who’s talking about their psycho ex boyfriend means they are a psycho away.
Do you believe love at first sight: No.
One thing you can’t live without: Freedom.
Strange date story? I went on a date in Orlando, to the Universal Studios water park and the chick flew out of the slide. She went right over the top.
Celebrity Crush: Scarlett Johansson.
Guilty pleasure: Sleeping in too late.
Current job: Bartender, manager at Herb’s Hideout
Favorite food: Chicken and waffles
Biggest Pet Peeve: People who are rude to other people for no reason.
Cats or dogs: Dogs.
Winter or Summer: Summer.
Do you want kids? Possibly, if I meet the right person who I think would be a good father.
One of your best qualities: Funny.
Immediate Red Flags: Ill-tempered people.
Do you believe in love at first sight? No. Infatuation at first sight.
One thing you can’t live without: Laughter.
Strange date story? I once got set up with a date that I already knew.
How did your last relationship end: Mutual. We were both unhappy.
Celebrity Crush: Jason Momoa.
Guilty pleasure: Rewatching Season One of Game of Thrones.
Hosting a blind date at Stoney’s Sports Bar during the Avs road to winning the Stanley Cup finals is no easy task. Nonetheless, the date is on. Brenton arrives first and orders shots of Jameson for the table, coke back. The man has a plan. Lacee comes in soon after, doesn’t hesitate with the shots. Game time. We pull them aside and let them spill the beans.
How would you describe your dating life in three words?
L: No, I’m good.
B: Incredibly, inconsistently wonderful.
Where do you normally meet potential partners?
L: Casually. Through friends. At the bar.
B: On vacation or at the Zoo.
Why are you here tonight?
L: For the experience and to try and get myself out there.
B: Because life is a bitch then you die.
What are you most nervous about for tonight?
L: That it would be someone that I actually knew.
B: Absolutely nothing.
What are you looking for in a partner?
L: Good sense of humor and an open mind because my last ex was the worst picky eater.
B: Patience, consistency, understanding and honesty.
Did you get any advice for this date?
L: Yes, my friend’s said to be honest.
B: Read the previous Rooster Magazine article.
How did you prepare for the date?
B: I took a shit.
What was the first thing you noticed about the dater?
L: He has nice eyes and a good smile.
B: Her name is Lacee and she is wearing something lace.
What are your first impressions?
L: He seems like he has a good sense of humor.
B: She’s sweet; she has beautiful eyes and she dresses skimpy.
Are you attracted to your date?
L: Yes. I find him... intriguing. He ordered me Jameson which is a good sign.
B: What’s a clocks favorite time? 6:30 hands down.
Stoney’s has one of the best Taco Tuesdays in Denver—it’s all you can eat. The daters throw back a couple tacos while sipping on Moscow Mules swapping stories of Star Wars, Jurassic Park and 4DX movie theaters. Things are going splendid. We check back in to see where things stand.
How was dinner?
L: Delicious. I enjoyed the sports bar environment.
B: Tacos. Delicious. Spicy. Satisfying.
Have your first impressions changed?
L: No. He’s very funny, intelligent and a nerd like I am.
B: No. I adore her.
Do you guys have anything in common?
L: We’re both from South Florida. We both love our Star Wars and Marvel movies. We both enjoy music.
B: Too much. Both from Florida.
Are there any deal breakers so far?
L: Not yet. Fake Star Wars fan could be a deal breaker.
What’s the most interesting fact you’ve learned about your date?
L: He grew up an hour North of me yet we both moved to Colorado.
B: She likes Jurassic Park more than I do.
How do they compare to other people you’ve dated?
L: He seems more honest. He has an open mind. He’s here to have fun.
B: She is more interactive, cognizant and beautiful than the last three dates I’ve been on.
What would your parents say about the dater?
L: They would like he’s a family man. He’s a nerd like we all are. He fits in.
B: Why do you have so many tattoos?
What’s been the best part of the date so far?
L: The company.
B: Jurassic Park.
What could make the date better?
L: Jason Momoa.
B: Having a drink after we leave here.
How’s the chemistry on a scale of 1 to 10, you can’t say 7?
Where would you like the night to go from here?
L: I would like to continue getting to know each other and our common interests.
B: Back to my apartment.
Someone call Sean Kingston! There’s a fire on the dance floor. Our Rooster dating algorithm is bouncing off the charts with the connection. Both daters are from Florida. They love Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Halo video games. They both left in an Uber to go to another bar before we left. It’s on like Donkey Kong. Rooster checks in the next day to see where Brenton slept last night.
What happened after Rooster left?
L: We went to another bar and talked more.
B: We went bar-hopping downtown and talked until the wee hours.
What was the best part about the night?
L: Made a new friend who thinks they can beat me at Halo and knows more about dinosaurs than me.
B: Knowing I can beat her at Halo.
Would you have changed anything about the date?
B: More interactive activites: pool, darts, fooseball, something that gets people going!
Was there a goodnight kiss?
B: Ask her.
Did Rooster find a match?
B: Absolutely! There was no moment we didn't have something to talk about or connect with.
Would you go on a second date with them?
L: Definitely. We had so much fun.
B: You know it!
Any advice for future daters?
L: Come in open-minded.
B: Be playful and light-hearted. Humor makes everyone more comfortable.
Is there anything you'd like to end on?
L: Live every day like it's a Baja blast, because you never know when it's your Baja last.
B: LFG Avalanche!
What a night! Something tells us these two will hangout again over Jameson shots and a good Halo tournament. The Friend word was dropped but we're still buzzing from the nachos and two-for-one beers at Stoney's so we will mark this in the win column. On to the next date, where we know love is in the air!