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Love is Blind: Couple ‘hit it off’ during date at Craft

KOREY SCHULD Victoria Braley and Gabriel Inyan Pulliam-Sanchez pose for a picture on their blind date on Sept. 12, 2018.

The Collegian’s Love is Blind series set up two students on a blind date to see if sparks would fly between them. This week Victoria Braley, sophomore animal science major, and Gabriel Inyan Pulliam-Sanchez, freshman pre-law major took a chance at love.

Pulliam-Sanchez’s hobbies consist of cooking, snowboarding, skateboarding, playing video games and guitar. Braley enjoys art, science, animals, reading, writing and bowling.

Pulliam-Sanchez and Braley were interviewed and asked questions prior to the date then again afterward — and each gave interesting answers.

The two went to Craft Italian American Fusion, Pulliam-Sanchez ordered Black and White Alfredo while Braley had Blackened Chicken Caprese while getting to know each other that night. Both of them thought the food was great.

KOREY SCHULD The location of the blind date, Craft Italian American Fusion.

Pulliam-Sanchez said he would like to go on another date and Braley agrees.

“I enjoy meeting new people and would like to get to know her more.” Pulliam-Sanchez said.

“We both hit it off. We were able to find areas of interest where we both had overlapping interest.” Braley said.

Q & A with the couple

What is your idea of a perfect date?

Victoria: I like when they do something unexpected.

Gabriel: Going ice skating, getting some coffee and walking around downtown.

What were your first impressions?

V: I definitely didn’t get a bad vibe. He seemed really nice.

G: She was super nice. She seemed really down to earth and genuinely committed to the date.

What did you expect from the date?

V: I was expecting to meet someone new and hopefully start a connection.

G: I was looking for something interesting.

What are your pet peeves?

V: When someone randomly gets an animal without giving it any thought or doing any research.

G: When someone is arrogant.

What do you look for in a partner?

V: Someone I can click with emotionally.

G: Someone I can talk to and get to know well.

How would you describe yourself?

V: I would describe myself as fairly quiet and reserved at first.

G: I’d say I’m rad.

Would you go on another date with the person?

V: Yeah, I had a great time. He seemed like a nice guy.

G: Yeah, I would. Nothing went bad so I can’t see why I wouldn’t go on another date.

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