Two random students agree to go out

Krista Tschetter

Krista Tschetter

What better culmination to the five-week series on dating than a real live blind date?

Organized by the University Program Council, two unsuspecting SDSU students were set up and set out to reap the benefits of a free dinner at the Ram Pub and free bowling at Prairie Lanes.

Juniors Krista Johnson, a broadcast journalism major, and Mike Earnst, a landscpe design major, agreed to go on the date last Saturday night.

“They called me Friday, and said it would be free,” said Johnson, who had never been on a blind date before.

“I was nervous five minutes before he showed up,” said Johnson. “But otherwise not at all … I knew from the beginning we would have a good time, he seemed like a lot of fun.”

Ernst said he was only nervous on the drive to Young Hall to pick her up.

“It was (fine) as soon as we introduced ourselves,” said Ernst.

Johnson said she was most impressed with Ernst’s good manners.

“He was very chivalrous,” she said. “He had flowers for me and opened doors … it was pretty nice.”

As for the usual awkwardness that accompanies a first date, Johnson was impressed that there wasn’t any.

“There was never a moment of silence,” said Johnson. “We had a lot of fun.”

Johnson said her favorite part of the date was bowling.

“We made up names for ourselves on the (score keeping screens) and then we were calling each other by them … it was pretty funny,” she said.

So will there be a second date?

“Sure, if I see him again maybe,” said Johnson.