He Said, She Said with Adam and Sarah

The Singles:


Age: 30

Job: Special Education Teacher

Hobbies: Working out, playing guitar, traveling, meeting new people and pretty much anything to do with the Beatles.


Age: 31

Job: Spa Director

Hobbies: Running, biking, drinking tea, traveling, dining out.

The Restaurant:

Blue Pear Bistro
1390 Old Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 399-9812

First impressions:

Adam: Sarah was wearing a black dress and looked very nice. I was a little under-dressed, but she did not seem to notice. She is not my usual type, but I enjoy meeting new people and was excited. I arrived a little earlier than she did and sat down at the table. She was very polite and nice upon the first introduction.

Sarah: The hostess escorted me back to the table. I introduced myself and apologized for being a little late. He was dressed casually in a plaid shirt and jeans. He was cute, nice eyes.

The Date:

Adam: We had planned to meet at The Blue Pear Bistro in West Chester for dinner.

Sarah: We decided that if we wanted to extend the date after dinner, we could if we wanted to.

The Conversation:

Adam: The conversation flowed very easily and we had a lot in common. It was a little awkward in the beginning, but once we found out that we were both born in the same hometown in England, it went really well.

Sarah: So we actually had a lot in common given that we’re both English and we used to live in the same city. We talked a lot about England, what brought us to America, our families, etc. The conversation was pretty easy with only a few pauses. He definately made me laugh a lot.

The Restaurant:

Adam: The restaurant had such a great atmosphere. There were two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs. All of the people from the hostess to the waitress were really nice and helpful. The menu did not have a lot of items to choose from, which is probably the only thing I would change. I would have liked to have more choices.

Sarah: I had never been to the restaurant before and I really enjoyed it. The menu was small plates and medium plates of comfort food. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere was cozy. There was an upstairs too, so lots of seating although it was definitely busy.

The “Japadog”:

Adam: I had never heard of a Japadog before the date. I am usually a very picky eater, but was willing to try this new dish. It is basically a hot dog topped with a lot of extras. It ended up being really good and would recommend it to everyone.

Sarah: I had never heard of this before and was a little nervous. When I read the description I was thinking it was going to be an overload of flavors with the wasabi, the hot dog and the cabbage. Once on the table it looked like a hot dog just piled high with all sorts of different things. They had split it for us, which made it easier, and the owner recommended we eat it with our hands rather than a knife and fork. It was actually really good, the flavors melded well together and nothing was too overpowering, mostly what you taste is the hotdog itself. I would definitely order it again.

(Note: for more about the Japadog click here.)

The Service:

Adam: We had great service. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs and came back and checked on us a number of times. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and was very friendly throughout the evening. The owner, Jim also came and checked on us throughout our time there. He was very kind.

Sarah: The service was excellent. The hostess knew exactly who I was when I checked in and escorted me back to our table. The owner stopped by several times to check and see how everything was and if we needed anything. Service was attentive without being overwhelming. I did not feel rushed at anytime.


Adam: I ordered two Yuengling beers and a water.

Sarah: We were fairly unadventurous with drinks, I had wine and he had beer. When I asked for a chardonnay the waitress asked if I liked light and fruity or heavier and earthy and her choice was excellent although I didn’t ask what it was.


Adam: I had a steak with frites for the main course and we had a crème brulee for dessert. The presentation on everything was great.  The crème brulee was very good.

Sarah: There were a lot of things on the menu that looked excellent. I ordered the veal chop special they were having that night which was a veal chop with pearl onions, steamed asparagus on a bed of polenta with a cognac sauce (I think that was the sauce). It was cooked perfectly and delicious. The veal was very tender and the asparagus wonderful crisp. We didn’t actually try each others. He ordered his steak well done and I ordered mine medium rare, so we probably wouldn’t have enjoyed swapping. We were pretty full after dinner so we decided to split dessert. The crème brulee was good although more of a mousse texture than what I usually expect from crème brulee. The owner recommended I try the crème brulee french toast next time. Overall, the food was excellent.

Conversation and Chemistry:

Sarah: There weren’t any sparks but I did have a great time. I laughed so hard my face hurt. He’s definitely a great guy to talk to.

Adam: We ended up having very good chemistry and had a lot of fun throughout dinner. I love to joke around and have fun when I am out on a date and she laughed at all of my jokes, so I knew that we would get along. We talked a lot about England and traveling and we discussed a variety of issues, such as, “Why do people hate English food so much?” It was a lot of fun.

Did you exchange numbers?

Adam: We did exchange numbers to keep in contact.

Sarah: We did. We were supposed to continue the evening at a bar in West chester, so he needed a way to reach me.

Was it a match?

Adam: I think that Sarah and I are a good match as friends, but not as anything more.

Sarah: We have a lot in common and it was definitely a fun evening but don’t know if it’s a romantic match.

Was there a kiss?

Adam: There was no kiss.

Sarah: Nope, we didn’t even hug because as we left the restaurant we thought we would see each other at the Square Bar – which didn’t end up happening. So it wasn’t even a real goodbye.

Will there be a second date?

Adam: She is a lovely girl, but I did not feel a spark between us.

Sarah: Perhaps, but probably be more as just friends.

How did you leave it?

Sarah: We had planned to meet at another spot after dinner. Adam had to pick up a friend so I went ahead to wait for him.  While I was there Adam texted that his friend was taking awhile to get ready and then another half an hour later to say he was looking forward to seeing me.  After waiting for quite some time, he said he wouldn’t be coming.

Then, later in the evening, his friend texted me, “I heard you like country music, so do I.”  That is a first for me. A no-show and then a text from a friend!  The good news is that while I have having a drink waiting for him an acquaintance was talking to me and said, “I didn’t know you were single or I would have asked you out awhile ago.”  So, I’m planning on going out with him soon.


(When asked about his no-show and his friend’s text.)

Adam: We had made tentative plans to meet up later in the night, but I had already made plans with a friend of mine.  I ended up texting Sarah and telling her I could not make it.  While I was with my friend, I told him about Sarah and he had an interest in her.  He ended up sending her a text message and she responded.