Greyden and Sarah roll the dice on love at The Game Lounge
It’s time to roll the dice and see if Rooster can help two singles make a love connection! We meet our daters at The Game Lounge, Denver’s newest spot for board games, beer and bodacious bites! Will this date pass Go and collect $200? Let’s meet our romantic players and find out ...
Meet the Daters
Hometown: Cleveland, OH.
Current job: Speech pathologist.
Zodiac sign: Cancer.
Favorite color: All of them! I like to wear is burgundy.
First concert: Fallout Boy.
What’s your type? Friendly and open minded, positive, good sense of humor, curious.
Deal breakers: Being cocky and self centered.
My friends would describe me as: Positive, energetic. friendly, outgoing, open minded and silly.
Hometown: Boulder, CO.
Current job: Apparel designer.
Zodiac sign: Gemini.
Favorite color: Blue.
First concert: Atmosphere at Red Rocks.
What’s your type? Cute, bubbly and outgoing. I usually go for brunettes.
Deal breakers: Dishonesty.
My friends would describe me as: Driven. A little goofy and always up for a good time
Location: The Game Lounge
1490 Eudora St, Denver, CO 80220
We pull the daters aside after they've had a few drinks and find out how first impressions went.
Describe your dating life in three words:
SARAH: Keeping it casual.
GREYDEN: Off and on.
What do you like to do for fun?
S: Hanging with my friends and my sister. I love hiking. I recently learned how to ski. I like to go to concerts; live music is always fun.
G: Ski, golf, and go out with friends. I wake surf, where you’re towed behind a boat on a mini surfboard — you toss the rope back to the boat then surf the wave behind the boat.
When was your last serious relationship?
S: Two years ago.
G: Two years ago.
How do you usually meet singles?
S: Hinge. I’d like to meet someone organically though.
G: Through friends or online dating, sadly. I don’t have a problem going up to a girl at a bar I think is cute.
Have any immediate swipe left triggers?
S: Mirror pictures. Cowboy boots. If they smoke cigarettes.
G: If all their photos have Snapchat filters.
Dating app turn ons?
S: If they look adventurous and spend time outside. If they’re around friends a lot. Seem close to their family.
G: I like to see them with their friends, it’s not just them in every photo. When they’re with their friends I can usually tell that person likes to have a good time.
What were you looking forward to tonight on your Blind Date?
S: Meeting a new person and seeing how it goes.
G: To meet someone new; to try going on a Blind Date.
What do you enjoy most about living in Denver?
S: It’s easy to meet new people. Everyone seems to be super welcoming and adventurous and eager to explore.
G: Being close to the mountains. The nightlife.
While checkers-deep in a heated match of Connect Four, we pause the exciting gameplay to snoop on our daters. After a few drinks and a lot of conversation, it was time to pull each one aside to find out how the game of love is going.
On a scale of 1-10 how is the early chemistry?
G: Eight, at least, we’re having a blast.
What are you two talking about?
S: Everything! We are getting to know each other.
G: She’s just moved to Colorado so we’re taking about cool places to visit, camping and things that she wants to do in Colorado.
What were your first impressions of the date?
S: I was very excited to meet him and get to know him. He’s attractive, I’m very attracted to people with a great personality, he’s super friendly.
G: She’s cute! She’s really outgoing.
Favorite board game?
G: Apples to Apples.
How was dinner?
S: Really good! The crab sliders were my favorite.
G: It was really fuckin’ good! I’d definitely go back. Appetizers were good as well.
Is The Game Lounge a good date spot?
S: Oh my God, so fun, this is definitely a place I’d go to; I’m glad Rooster introduced me to it.
G: It’s a great spot! Lots of games to play, the staff is nice — I didn’t know what to expect, great atmosphere here.
What’s most appealing about your date?
S: He’s fun. I’ve enjoyed hearing about his job and learning where I should go skiing.
G: Her travel experience. Classic Front Range Boulder-Denver girl, loves yoga. Goes and does it instead of just talking about it.
How’d Rooster do setting up your Blind Date?
S: Great! We had a lot of conversation going, that always helps.
G: Rooster did a really good job; we were there a long time talking. I’ve definitely been on worse dates. [laughs]
It feels like Rooster has a Clue when it comes to matchmaking. Will this be the Uno or did their Battleship sink? Let’s find out ...
What happened after Rooster left The Game Lounge?
S: We stayed until 10:00 p.m.; we were both shocked how late it was on a weeknight. We didn’t get to any games because we were taking so much.
G: We hung out and had a glass of wine, exchanged numbers. It went well, we both had to work the next day so nothing crazy happened. We’ve talked a bit via text.
Was there a goodbye kiss?
S: No goodbye kiss, just a goodbye hug. I was happy with the hug.
G: There was not, just getting to know each other, we’ll see what the future holds.
How about a second date?
S: Yeah, I would; I don’ if we will but it was a good time. He has my number so if he asked I’d go out again. I had a lot of fun.
G: No exact plans but we talked about it.
Overall, how was the night?
S: it was so fun. I’m really glad I went. I really like meeting new people.
G: Really good, something I’ve never done. Rooster was awesome, so was the staff. We had a lot to talk about; it was a great experience all around.
Any advice for future Rooster Blind Daters?
S: I didn’t go in with any expectations — it was really fun. Go open-minded. You get a meal and drinks and meet new people, so it was great!
G: Grab a drink before!
S: I’m in California now with friends, I enjoy meeting new people so I’m just going with the flow.
G: Lots of travel for work coming up. Preparing for an overseas work trip.
Sarah and Greyden had a wonderful time together. Rooster scores this date a checkmate! Though we suggest Greydon invites Sarah to a rematch. While playing the game of love, finding someone that isn’t from the cast of Dungeons & Dragons can be difficult — when you find the winning piece don’t be Sorry! Good luck out there you dating gamers, until next time, remember, no cheating.