“After watching Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind,’ PJ Silva, 27, was inspired to try our love experiment and leave his disappointing relationship with dating apps behind. When he arrived at Inca Social in Arlington, his date, Jamie Smith, was already seated.
Jamie, a 26-year-old who works for a federal agency, was excited for the evening until the butterflies took hold about 20 minutes before the date. The first thing she did upon arriving was grab a drink. She hoped the bartender didn’t notice her hand shaking as she passed her ID over the bar. Feeling nervous as well, PJ approached her at the table. A sense of calm fell over him when Jamie turned to look and a big smile crossed her face. It looked like a smile to him, but to Jamie, it felt like her jaw hit the floor. ‘He was so hot!’ she told me. PJ said he was pretty blown away by Jamie too. He immediately gave her a warm hug, which she said came across as very genuine and nice.”
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About Damona Hoffman
Damona Hoffman is a dating coach & on-air personality who starred in two A+E Networks’ TV series: #BlackLove and A Question of Love. She’s a regular contributor to The LA Times, The Washington Post, The Drew Barrymore Show, NPR, CNN Headline News (HLN), BET, and more. Plus, she is the OkCupid Official Dating Expert. Damona’s weekly podcast Dates & Mates consistently charts in the top 50 in the Dating and Relationships category. She is also the host and producer of Freshbooks’ I Make A Living Podcast, which features her advice for new entrepreneurs and interviews with expert entrepreneurs.