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Looking for Showmance in Seattle: Meet Kelly and Pat

February 14, 2017 by CJ Schwartz
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9 cities. 18 singles. 9 blind dates. Introducing our Looking for Showmance Series, where we send two singles to meet for the first time, attend a show together, and document their experiences. Will a Showmance be sparked? Read on to find out!

We sent our Seattle singles to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cendrillon, where they were treated to a night of modern ballet spectacle. Will a Showmance be sparked? Let’s find out:

Meet Kelly:


Kelly is a software developer who moved to Seattle to work for Amazon a few years ago. Kelly likes to spend time outdoors hiking, paddle boarding, and snowboarding, but is also just as happy with a chill movie night!

What are your expectations for this blind date?

“I have never been on a blind date before (unless Bumble counts?) and I’m not opposed to the idea. I feel like “why not?”

How do you feel about theater?

“I went to the theater a few times before moving to Seattle, and have seen a few on and off-Broadway shows in NYC. Since moving to Seattle, I’ve seen a few Broadway tours, most recently Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

Meet Pat:


Pat moved to the Seattle area from upstate New York to do a software development bootcamp. Previously, he spent a year living in Honduras, teaching third grade at a bilingual school.

What are your expectations for this blind date?

“I’ve been on a decent amount of dates with women I met online, so I’m no stranger to the idea. I’m nervous because it’s always awkward, and because at least with OKCupid / Tinder / Bumble, we’ve talked before we met up. I’m excited to experience something new!”

How do you feel about theater?

“The extent of my theater experience is going to see my high school’s production of Once Upon a Mattress. I’ve listened to Hamilton (who hasn’t?) but, given the choice, I’d rather go see American Idiot.”

The Date:


Kelly and Pat headed to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cendrillon where they encountered PNB’s award-winning dancers and sleek contemporary visuals.  After the date, we caught up with our singles to see how everything went:

What was the overall experience like for you? Would you go on a blind date again?

KELLY: “The experience was fun! I don’t think I’d rule out blind dates in the future at all.”

PAT: “The date was good. Ballet wouldn’t have been my first choice, but it was certainly a unique experience.”

What was your first impression of your date?

KELLY: “He was really nice. I was late and he was really sweet about it.”

PAT: “My first impression was, “This girl is totally going to stand me up tonight.” I was really happy she ended up showing, though!”

What were your favorite things about your date?

KELLY: “We both weren’t very knowledgeable about ballet, so it was nice to try something new together. He was easy to talk to and not pretentious.”

PAT:  “My favorite thing was that we work in the same industry, so we had a lot to talk about.”

What was your favorite thing about Cendrillon?

KELLY: “The visuals were really cool!”

PAT:  “I was very impressed with the ballet dancers. They’re some seriously athletic people that can move their bodies in such amazing ways.”

Do you think Cendrillon is a good date night show? Why or why not?

KELLY: “The visuals are beautiful, although I think it might be a better date night show for people who had a little more experience with ballet.”

PAT: “Everyone around us was loving the show! I think it has the potential to be a great date.”

Need more Showmance in your life? Follow along as we document the dates of 9 couples across the globe here.