Blind Date

Blind date: Beauty and the feast

PACIFIC: Where are you from and where do you live now?  Caitlin: I am originally from Dallas, Texas; just moved to San Diego in April. I’m an Army brat, though, so I grew up all over the world — even spent part of high school at a boarding school in India. Anthony: Rozet, Wyoming; (and now) San...

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

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

       Video by David Brooks Matchmaking by Jessica Pelligra In keeping with this issue's home-front theme, Zlata and Scott will soon take a helicopter tour of the coast, soaking in sights of the ocean, skyline and cranes that are taking residential life in San Diego to new heights. At the moment,...

  • 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...

  • Seize the Bay

    By Jessica Pelligra Photos by John Mireles Back in grade school, they taught "Sea Fever." It's a poem by Masefield - I don't remember it either. But the first couple lines are hard to forget, and somehow I've managed to retain them yet: I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the...

  • Treble in Paradise

    Photos by John Mireles Alannah and Cameron met for the first time about 30 minutes ago. At the moment, they're cruising south on Interstate 15 in an Epic Limo headed to The Rabbit Hole in Normal Heights , the first stop on tonight's live music blind date tour. Before they arrive, let's review the...

  • As Luck Would Have It

    Photos by John Mireles What happens when two singles meet with a psychic during a Friday-the-13th blind date? Tough to predict... Luckily, neither Christina nor Mark suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th), so they're presently getting acquainted in the Epic Limo that's about...

  • Suite Dreams

    By David Perloff Photos By John Mireles The Clash's 1982 album Combat Rock poses the existential question: "Should I stay or should I go?" In a few hours, tonight's blind daters will have to answer that question, deciding whether to stay in a hotel suite at Harrah's Resort Southern California or...

  • At First Blush

    By Jennifer "Dr. Jenn" Gunsaullus, PhD Dear Dr. Jenn,How long should sex last? My girlfriend says that our five minutes is too short, and that a guy should be able to go 20 to 30 minutes. Is that true? -Five-minute Man, Pacific Beach Dear Five-minute Man, There is a myth that sexual intercourse...

  • Girl on Top

    By David Perloff Photos by John Mireles How do you get a conservative guy and a 28-year-old virgin to disrobe at the beginning of their first date? Watch... Megan and Ryan are about to disembark their Epic Limo at The Boudoir Divas in Sorrento Valley. It's typically women who call on the sexifying...

  • All Work and Know Play

    By David Perloff / Photos by Brevin Blach A bartender and a VIP bottle service host-slash-website editor walk into a bar... Actually, it's a restaurant - Table No. 10, a food-forward fare ground in East Village owned by Cooper McLaughlin, the same friendly guy who launched the site's previous incarnation,...

  • Hit or Misteltoe

    By David Perloff / Photos by Brevin Blach 'Tis some weeks 'til Christmas, and all over town, jingle bells are ringing. It's time to get down. Looking for love at the end of the year, two daters succumb to the holiday cheer. So the story begins, it's happening live. Let's preview the couple before...

  • Wind and Dine

    By David Perloff / Photos by Brevin Blach Thank you for dining with us, dearest Date Fan. Specials this evening include a chef 's custom dinner at Lotus Thai, handmade desserts at D Bar and a craft cocktail nightcap at Starlite. Blind daters Vicky and Jeff met about half-an-hour ago in the Epic...

  • On the Fright Track

    By Michael Benninger / Photos by Brevin Blach Krissa has acrophobia, the fear of heights. Tonight, she has agreed to ride a zip-line that traverses the new Adrenaline Zone at Belmont Park. Johan had a bad experience on a roller coaster when he was 14. He wouldn't elaborate, but he did say he's...

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