Blind Date

  • Blind date: Measuring up

    Blind date: Measuring up

    Photos and video by David Brooks Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra In keeping with this issue's fashion theme, tonight's blind daters will be styled for a photo shoot before heading to dinner at a hot new place downtown. Britt and Ethan met for the first time an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about...

  • Blind date: Measuring up

    Blind date: Measuring up

    Blind daters Britt and Ethan get a makeover at E.C.Stylebar, an Airstream trailer converted into a mobil salon in Balboa Park before heading to the Smoking Gun restaurant downtown.

  • Blind date: Art throb

    Blind date: Art throb

    Photography by David Brooks Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra   This evening's would-be romantic adventure has already begun. Blind daters Sarah and Jonathan met an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about to drop them off at Wonderspaces, a pop-up museum in Mission Valley . Before they arrive, let's...

  • Blind date: Art throb

    Blind date: Art throb

    Blind daters Sarah and Jonathan take a trip to Mission Valley in the Epic Limo where they check out Wonderspaces, an interactive pop-up museum.

  • Blind Date: Fly boys take to the air

    Blind Date: Fly boys take to the air

      Get pumped up for an adrenaline-filled dose of amphibious adventure. Blind daters Richard and Cristian met for the first time an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about to drop them off at Jetpack America. Before they arrive to take flight above San Diego Bay, let's review the pre-date interview....

  • Blind Date: Fly boys take to the air

    Blind Date: Fly boys take to the air

    Blind daters Richard and Cristian take a limo ride to San Diego Bay where they take to the sky in a jetpack.

  • Blind Date: Looking for love on the back of a horse

    Blind Date: Looking for love on the back of a horse

    Blind daters Jessica and Ian met for the first time about an hour ago in an Epic Limo bound for the Tijuana River Valley Nature Preserve, where they'll mount up for a romantic ride along America's Finest coastline. As the couple gets acquainted during the drive south, let's review their pre-date...

  • Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

    Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

      Photos & video by Alejandro Tamayo Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra Cassie and Zach met for the first time less than an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's headed south to the Mexico border. Although these two blind daters knew nothing about each other before stepping into the car, they've agreed...

  • Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

    Blind date: An international adventure to Baja

    Blind daters Zack and Cassie travel down south to Tijuana and Rosarito for fine dining and a massage.

  • Blind date: An up-tempo interlude

    Blind date: An up-tempo interlude

      Photos and video by David Brooks Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra A mainstay on America's Finest music scene, DJ/producer Schoeny (aka Justin) spins at Analog, Backyard Kitchen & Tap, Bootlegger, Florent, Oxford Social Club and Vin de Syrah, among other popular local venues. In March, he also...

  • Blind date: An up-tempo interlude

    Blind date: An up-tempo interlude

    Blind daters Andrea and local DJ Schoeny enjoyed a limo ride to Lionfish at the Pendry hotel in downtown San Diego where they enjoyed drinks and fine dining.

  • Blind date: A high-flying look at life and love in San Diego

    Blind date: A high-flying look at life and love in San Diego

    Zlata and Scott will soon take a helicopter tour of the coast, soaking in sights of the ocean, skyline and cranes that are taking San Diego to new heights.

  • Blind date: Perfect strangers pose for passion

    Blind date: Perfect strangers pose for passion

    Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra Bekah and Jennie met less than an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about to drop them off for a sexy boudoir photo shoot. Neither of these two blind daters knows that disrobing will be tonight's first activity. Before they arrive, let's review the pre-date interviews....

  • Blind date: Love at first site

    Blind date: Love at first site

    (Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra) 'Twas the night before New Year's Eve a decade ago when PACIFIC's first blind date appeared in the magazine's inaugural publication, the January 2007 issue (check out 120 covers to celebrate 10 years). Ten years and 120 blind dates later, this evening's blind daters...

  • Blind ambitions: A look back at 11 good tries

    Blind ambitions: A look back at 11 good tries

    For the 10th year in a row, PACIFIC's illustrious matchmaking team set out in January to create love connections across the city. Out of the 11 blind dates they set up in 2016, 3.5 ended with a kiss (that we know of). That's three couples who answered "yes" when asked if there had been a kiss or...

  • Blind Date: Stepping up to the plates

    Blind Date: Stepping up to the plates

    Photos by Rick Nocon | Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra Point Loma, the first stop of their blind date. He is drinking Daou Cabernet and she a Kistler Chardonnay. (Rick Nocon/ For The San Diego Union-Tribune)" width="300" height="200"> Everyone has different taste, especially when it comes to dating....

  • Bettor Believe It

    Photos by Rick Nocon | Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra What are the odds of finding love on a first date? As luck would have it, the answer may soon be revealed. Blind daters Jolie and Trey met about an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about to drop them off at Sycuan Casino for a high-stakes evening...

  • Open & Clothes

    Photos by Rick Nocon | Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Blind daters Julia and Alex met...

  • Are You Shore?

    Photos by Brevin Blach | Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra May Grey won't go away, but that won't cloud this evening's play. With two blind daters still single for summer, overcast skies shan't be a bummer. Tonight's shaping up to be quite a peach as Jessica and Cesar head to the beach. Miss B's Coconut...

  • Unsung Heroes

    Photos by Brevin Blach | Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra What happens when a house music DJ/producer and a Christian-music hip-hopper sing karaoke together? Stay tuned for the answer as DJ Lanna B ( lannabmusic.com) and emcee Graham Saber ( grahamsaber.com) continue their rockin' blind date, which...

  • Flying High

    Photos by Brevin Blach | Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra As the sunset paints the sky, London and Andrew prepare to have their minds (and the rest of their bodies) blown a few feet above terra firma. The two met on a blind date that began half an hour ago and are now cruising in an Epic Limo headed...

  • Hair of the Dog

    Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra | Photos by Brevin Blach If you're among the millions (or so) of PacificSD blind date fans, you remember last month's six-way date-a-palooza ( "Three-way of Love," Feb. 2016 issue), which brought two sets of friends together for one big night on the town. During the...

  • Three-Way of Love

    Photos by Brevin Blach | Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Danielle, Jenn, Rebecca,...

  • Ice to Meet You, Two

    Photos by Brevin Blach | Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra Later this evening, blind daters Lindsay and Tellas will be slip-sliding away on an ice-skating rink. For now, they're breaking the ice in the Epic Limo that's minutes from dropping them off at downtown's newly remodeled The Local Eatery...

  • Laughing Matters

    Photos by Brevin Blach | Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra San Diego nights have finally gotten chilly. Perhaps watching live standup at The American Comedy Co. will help this evening's blind daters break the ice. Paulina and Donnie met about half an hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about to drop...

  • A Moment on the Lips

    By David Perloff Photos by Brevin Blach Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra This evening's culinary adventure will expose two strangers to a panoply of food flavors. Whether or not the cuisines please their palates, however, the real question is whether Suzie and Ben will have a taste for each other....

  • Speed Dating

    By David Perloff Photos by Brevin Blach Matchmaker/reporter: Jessica Pelligra Not since Danica Patrick broke into the IndyCar Series has auto racing been this hot, and that's not just because it's 94 degrees outside downtown's K1 Speed kart racing center. Before blind daters Stacey and Tim arrive...

  • Fashionably Date

    By David Perloff Photos by Brevin Blach Chaperoned by Jessica Pelligra Welcome to the 105th edition of the PacificSD blind date. This evening, stylin' singles Lindsay and Mark will become the latest models - getting styled and posing for photos at Topshop and Topman at Fashion Valley Mall. Before...

  • Ready or Knot

    By David Perloff Photos by Arlene Ibarra A finalist in 2014's citywide Voice of Pride singing competition, Stacey Humphries is no stranger to the stage. And while she didn't win the $1,000 grand prize for best vocals last year, she'll soon be taking the main stage at Pride Music Festival, right...

  • No Strings Attached

    By Jessica Pelligra Photos by John Mireles Surviving this evening's blind date requires good attitudes, not to mention an altitude adjustment. Swinging singles Jerdani and Anastasia met half-an-hour ago in the Epic Limo that's about to drop them off at Mesa Rim Rock Climbing & Fitness Center. Before...

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