A cross-grades blind date

February 4, 2013 — by Carolyn Sun and Helen Wong

For this blind date, the theme was “cross grades.” We deemed sophomore Audrey Sun and senior Harrison Su compatible due to their similar background and ready senses of humor.

For this blind date, the theme was “cross grades.” We deemed sophomore Audrey Sun and senior Harrison Su compatible due to their similar background and ready senses of humor.

They met at downtown Starbucks for a casual after-school date. Although the date was “awkward” to a small degree, both parties expressed more or less favorable opinions about the experience.

1. What did you think of your date (person)?

Audrey Sun (10): He’s a really nice guy, but the date was really awkward. We didn’t really talk except about school, like nothing really personal.

Harrison Su (12): I actually know the person, kind of, because I know her older brother, and it kind of helped with the conversation.

2. How did you think the date went?

A: I think it was good. I would rate it 3 on a scale of 1 to 5.

H: We had nice conversation, and there were less awkward moments than I thought. The conversation was actually good.

3. What did you do?

A: We talked about school in general. I asked him about college apps and what it’s like being a senior, and he said that it’s not what people think, it’s actually still really tiring. It was just school.

H: We talked about music, about my future plans, since I’m a senior, and tips about colleges.

– Did you enjoy the date?

A: Yeah, it was nice.

H: Yeah.

4. Do you think there will be another date and why?

A: Probably not.

H: I don’t know, maybe.

– Were you expecting a two-year difference with your date?

A: Normally what  I’ve seen is like freshman and freshman, like same grade. I never expected cross-grades.

H: No, I wasn’t surprised. I actually interact with a lot of people, so … it was OK.

– How did being different ages affect the date?

A: It did affect it a bit heavily. We didn’t really have anything to talk about, except for school. If he was in the same grade, and we were in the same class, I could be like, “Oh, remember that one time this did this?” Or we could be like “Oh, do you know so and so?”

H: There wasn’t much of a problem, for me. I think since we were a sophomore and a senior, we had a better understanding than if we’d been freshman and senior.

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