Organic Chemistry: Kayley and Michelle

Weinberg sophomore Melissa Lega and Weinberg freshman Kayley McPhee pose together during a blind date at Kafein. They talked about their pets, love of the Internet and what they had in common.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Lega and Kayley McPhee

Weinberg sophomore Melissa Lega and Weinberg freshman Kayley McPhee pose together during a blind date at Kafein. They talked about their pets, love of the Internet and what they had in common.

Chelsea Sherlock, Columnist

This week’s blind daters were Weinberg freshman Kayley McPhee and Weinberg sophomore Michelle Lega. They were set up because of their shared appreciation of music and creativity, and went to Kafein on their blind date. Read on to see if their connection sizzled or fizzled by checking out their responses to The Current’s post-date questionnaire:

Kayley McPhee: The date went really well! Michelle and I ended up talking for over four hours, which I wasn’t expecting. I figured I would be more shy than that but we got along very well.

Michelle Lega: We talked about a lot of things: school, the Internet, cute fluffy animals. We were at Kafein for four hours and neither of us wanted to leave. We told each other funny stories about our lives. She has a pet moss ball.

KM: Michelle was super friendly and we had a lot in common. We both like animals, which we talked a lot about. She was easy to talk to and a very nice person.

ML: We both like cute animals. We’re both from Chicago suburbs. We both like the Internet.

KM: She owns two chinchillas named Fluff and Zora, has two tattoos and marches trumpet for (Northwestern University Marching Band)!

ML: My biggest worry was that my date was going to be awkward or quiet or annoying. She was none of these. She was very engaging and fun.

KM: She’s a grade above me, and a member of a sorority (Chi Omega). Besides that, she also lives off-campus. As far as personalities go, she seems more outgoing than I am!

ML: I actually looked her up in the directory and turns out she’s the only Kayley that goes to Northwestern. So I found her Facebook before our date, but it was private.

KM: I didn’t have much time to prepare because I was coming from downtown but I did have an easier time not stressing. Because it was blind, this date didn’t have me afraid of expectations or anything like that. That was really nice.

ML: I don’t think either of us was very nervous. We were both comfortable and relaxed. It was enjoyable.

KM: I think I shared whatever I would share with a non-blind date. I just got to know her better and all that associated stuff. I’ve never really been on a (blind) date with anyone before because I’ve only ever dated close friends — so I just talked a little about myself and then we ended up having a lot in common!

ML: I would definitely go on a blind date again. This is the second blind date I’ve gone on and they’ve both been very fun.

KM: I already have gone out with her again! I felt very comfortable around her on our date at Kafein so I totally felt alright going out again. I didn’t feel awkward around her.