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 Lacy and Luis up for a special night at The Hornet Restaurant in Denver, Colorado.


Meet the daters:

Luis | Virgo

Budtender/Street Pharamceutical rep.

Why are you going on a Rooster Blind Date? I don’t really know. 

What do you do for fun? I like driving and playing with my King Shepherd.  

What are you best at? I love cooking. 

What do you suck at? I really like trying to make Asian food but I am horrible at it. 

Do you sing in the shower? Yes. Michael Bublé!  

What are you most grateful for? Being able to reach out to my family whenever and knowing they will be there. 

Do you want kids? Eventually. Possibly.

Immediate red flags: When their first instinct is to order the most expensive thing on the menu.  

One thing you can’t live without: Weed. Fitting for Rooster!  

Why did your last relationship end: I walked in on her with my best friend. 

Celebrity crush: Chloë Grace Moretz. 

Guilty pleasure: Taking a fat dab before bed.

Lacy | Scorpio

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Why are you going on a Rooster Blind Date? The dating scene in Denver isn’t great! I feel like I run into the same 10 people everywhere I go.  

What do you do for fun?  Anything music, outdoors, my dogs and gardening. 

What are you best at? I’m best at being social and being a friend. I won most outgoing in high school.  

What do you suck at? I suck at numbers and math. Budgeting is hard. 

Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes. 

What are you most grateful for? My life that I get to live; having family and friends that care about me. 

Do you want kids?  Undecided. 

Immediate red flags: If they are not into major things that I’m into. I went on a date with a guy that said he’s allergic to going outside.  

One thing you can’t live without: I can’t live without music or my dogs. 

Why did your last relationship end:  Because he was a liar and a cheater. 

Celebrity crush: Lately, it’s Casey from Yellowstone or John Summit. 

Guilty pleasure: I love weed, but is that a guilty pleasure? I’m proud of it.

Round 1

On another rainy evening in Colorado, the daters arrive at The Hornet ready for a night they won’t forget. Luis strolls in first with a fresh haircut—a sign he’s locked and loaded. Lacy arrives closely after with a denim jacket and curled hair—a sign she’s serious. Both daters are in the zone. We serve up cocktails to the pair while they break the ice over niceties before pulling them aside for first impressions.

How’s it going so far?

Luis: I feel like it’s pretty good. Lots of continuous back and forth and really good questions.  

Lacy: It’s good. He’s cute. Conversation has been easy. He asked me my best and worst dates I’ve ever been on which I thought were funny questions to ask a woman you’re on a blind date with. He’s from Puerto Rico and has an interesting background. Not your average Colorado dude with a beard, but he does have a beard.

What were your first impressions of the dater? 

Luis: Damn! I thought she was really, really good looking. And the more I talk to her, the more I realize maybe we do have a bit in common.

Lacy: He was very outgoing, very well dressed, clean cut and put together, really sweet and nice. 

Is this the type of person you’d normally date?

Luis: I don’t really have a type. If I get along with you and we vibe really well then yeah.  

Lacy: Yeah. I think so. I haven’t really been dating much, but yeah! Previously, I have a history with fuck boy DJs… so I’m trying to stay away from that! 

Where do you normally meet potential partners? 

Luis: Coffee shops.  I try not to push anything when it comes to relationships, so I say let’s go for coffee. If we never meet up, we never meet up. 

Lacy: I meet them out at shows, through work but I try not to date people I work with. Through friends too. Music events. I think if we can vibe at a concert, we can vibe in other places. Does that sound sexual? Because it can be. 

What’s the strangest dating story you have?

Luis: I had a date call me my best friend’s name throughout the entire date. It was like Bryan this, Bryan that. My name is Luis. This is not the same friend that I walked in on with my ex. 

Lacy: I went on a date where it was just like Along Came Polly.  He picked this pho restaurant and he kept putting spicy stuff in his food. He was sweating his ass off from the heat. 

What are you most nervous about for tonight? 

Luis: Probably spilling a cup of water or something. Either that, or showing up with my shirt inside out. I had a genuine nightmare about that last night. 

Lacy: I was nervous to go on a date with someone I’ve never met in real life. It’s a lot of pressure to sit across from someone and try to get to know them. Especially when they know nothing about you. 

Did you get any advice for this date? 

Luis: I guess you could say one of my coworkers said you’re here for a good time, not a long time. I don’t know what that means, but alright! 

Lacy: I did ask my roommate and she said, “Just be you, you’ll be fine.” The advice is to just be me, I guess. 

How did you prepare for the date? 

Luis: I went and I got a haircut yesterday because I’m always very last minute. I was at work beforehand. 

Lacy: I worked all day and then I wanted to wear something cute but casual, so I curled my hair a little. If I curl my hair for you, you know it’s serious. 

How did your date dress tonight? 

Luis: In a beautiful dress and really nice denim throw over jacket.  

Lacy: He dressed cute. I like his style. His hair looks freshly done.

Round 2

Things are off to a great start: Lacy and Luis both love weed, sing in the shower and have horrible exes—sounds like a good amount of the population. The daters dig into their Chophouse Melts and Honey Stung Chicken while swapping life stories. Once done with dinner, we pull then aside to catch up.

How’s it going?

Luis: I’m having fun. I think that the conversation is good to the point that maybe there could be a second date, so who knows. 

Lacy: Really good. Conversation is enjoyable and he’s asking some really insightful questions. 

What have you been talking about? 

Luis: A little bit of everything. Hopes, dreams, fears, things that have changed you. I would not have thought that she was a bass head. 

Lacy: We’ve been talking about food a lot and where we’re from, why we moved to Denver. Mine was music related and his was food truck related. We’re both foodies for sure.  

Do you two have anything in common? 

Luis: We both really enjoy the hell out of food. And also traveling. She’s been to a lot of different places. I’d like to go to half of the places that she’s mentioned.  

Lacy: We both have pets; we both are foodies; the conversation has been easy and not awkward. 

What do you like about your date?

Luis: She’s a great conversationalist. I don’t think that there’s been a point in the date where we’ve been quiet and staring at each other. We kind of forgot to look at the appetizer menu before we ordered.  

Lacy: I like the questions he’s asking. He seems intelligent.

What do you not like about your date? 

Luis: I don’t think I’ve stopped to think about that.  

Lacy: There hasn’t really been anything that’s been a major red flag. I can’t think of anything that’s gonna be a no from me. Maybe living by the airport. And he’s younger than me. I don’t know if I’d date someone younger.

What’s the most attractive thing about your date? 

Luis: She has these really deep, brown eyes.  

Lacy: He has an interesting background and good conversation. He comes from a military family so he has a lot of influence and cultural experience from a lot of different places. 

How would your parents feel about the dater? 

Luis: I feel like they would like her. And that she can hold a conversation as well as they can. She’s not scared to ask the uncomfortable questions.  

Lacy: My mom loves everyone so… if he cooked for her like he says he cooks, she’d be happy. 

What’s been the best part of the date so far? 

Luis: Honestly, the eye contact. It’s hard for me to maintain eye contact, so when I’m comfortable enough to do so right away, it’s kind of rare. 

Lacy: The best part has been overcoming the fear of going on a blind date in the first place. It’s more easy going than I would have expected.  

What could make the date better? 

Luis: Being able to continue it somewhere else.  I’m going to ask her when I get back. 

Lacy: I can’t really think of anything that would make It better. I feel like it’s kind of awkward when you don’t know somebody at all, but he’s been really easy to talk to. 

How’s the chemistry on a scale of 1-10? 

Luis: Probably a 6 or a 7. 

Lacy: I don’t know because when you first meet someone you don’t know if it’s a love chemistry or a friendship chemistry.  I’d give him like a 7. 

Where would you like the night to go from here? 

Luis: I was thinking maybe Meow Wolf if they are open right now. 

Lacy: I have to work more so I’m going to have to go home, unfortunately. 

Will there be a good night hug, kiss or an exchange of numbers?

Luis: Probably a hug and exchange of numbers, but I don’t think I’ve ever been one to kiss on the first date.  

Lacy: I’m not a kiss on a first date kind of person so probably not that.

Round 3

Before we leave, Luis tells us that July is the only Rooster his ex will read, because of the 710 Showdown poster. Shout out to Monica! Will the exes be jealous of Luis and Lacy’s budding friendship, or possibly love chemistry? Maybe we should set them up on a blind date. It could be a match made in toxic-relationship heaven. 

How was The Hornet? 

Luis: The Hornet was great. I had never even heard of it and was pleasantly surprised by the food and drinks. The vibes were immaculate, but that could have been Lacy. 

Lacy: The Hornet was great. I got the Lobster Mac and perogies. The cocktail was great too. I would definitely go back.  

What happened after Rooster left?

Luis: After Rooster left, we talked for a short while and said our goodbyes after exchanging numbers. 

Lacy: We hung out for a few minutes and then left. 

What was the best part of the date and why?

Luis: The best part of the date was definitely Lacy. She kept the conversation really interesting and I’d love to know more about her. 

Lacy: I think the best part was having a conversation with somebody I didn’t know and it was really enjoyable.  

Was there a goodnight kiss?


Lacy: No. 

Will there be a second date? 

Luis: We kind of tossed around the idea of going on a hike or picnic for our second date, but nothing concrete just yet. 

Lacy: I don’t know. Probably not on my end, just because he’s kind of young for me. 

Any advice for future Blind Daters? 

Luis: Don’t sweat it. Neither of us had ever been on a blind date and we really enjoyed it. Just have fun and let life happen. 

Lacy: Just go into it carefree and be yourself. It was fun. 

Anything you want to end with? 

Luis: Be open to new experiences, go to that festival, go skydive, make memories—learn from your mistakes. Be human.  

Lacy: Nope.



Despite the weed, exes and great conversation, Lacy doesn’t date younger men and that’s a game buster. We hope the two new friends enjoy their future while we gently sob and look toward the next opportunity to make love come true!