i love my: date lab

by - 9:00 AM

I count myself lucky to live in the DC metro area, if only because I get the best damn newspaper every weekend: the Sunday Post. Like any self-respecting fashionista, I only reach for two sections: Style  and the WashPost Weekend Magazine.

The highlight of my weekend, without a doubt can be found on page 3 of the magazine: Date Lab. For all of you who don't have the pleasure of waking up to best. damn. publication, i'll explain.

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The lovely editors at WashPost sort through tons of applications  every week and set up a date between two "well-matched" singles. Apparently a lot of people are willing to apply online to go on a free blind date.

WP hands out $150 for dinner & drinks, and in return, each couple spills the deets on their date. It gets better--they're required to take a photo together {and if they hit it off, they take 2.}

I love date lab: it's always a surprise. There's only one rule to reading the articles: no skipping ahead! You've got to read the bios & dating history of each person to figure out why they were set up with each other. It's pretty obvious, most times...outdoorsy people get matched up, sports fans are always paired together...{etc.}

Sometimes the editors pick a winning couple that actually feel 'the spark', but more times than not: it's a b-u-s-t. Those are the best. Maybe it's the single girl in me, but nothing is more reassuring than when I can physically hold in my hands (ie: read about) someone else's tragic dating disaster.



If you're not reading it, you're missing out. Don't live near DC? Nottaproblem. Read it online. DO IT. {And if you can't wait until Sunday, they even have twitter.}

xox,


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11 comments

  1. This is too funny. I will have to read this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I am so going to start reading this Online - it sounds like something that I will quickly become obsessed with! :)

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  8. You have such an adorable blog! : ) Love reading it. Dating shows rock! They are so hilarious!

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  9. I've gotta start reading this online!! I'm no longer a single gal, but this seems so interesting! What a great concept!
    Megan

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