Skinner movie date gets five-star rating

Graphic by Natalie Kulak '21

Graphic by Natalie Kulak '21


We set up first-years Aleasha* and Daphne* on a movie date in Skinner Hall. Aleasha described herself as a “dynamic and dedicated person looking for someone caring who she could make laugh.” Daphne, a self-described film studies nerd was looking for someone to watch movies with and be close to. Their similar senses of humor and a love of film made them seem like the perfect match! Here’s how it went...

Aleasha: Before the date, I was feeling a mix of kind of wanting a relationship but also just wanting to make friends. I haven’t been on a lot of dates, so I had no idea what to expect. I told my friends I’d be back at 8 p.m. at the max, which didn’t happen… It was a little strange to be on a date in an academic building, but it worked. When we arrived there was popcorn and The Princess Bride was waiting for us on the screen.

Daphne: I kept hearing about this hookup culture on campus and all I’m like, “Where are the girls? I want to make out with some girls!”. Before the date, I was a little nervous, I cleaned up my dorm in case she came back to my room. Once I had arrived, I was feeling very tentative. She didn’t seem like my type, she’s much shorter than me, I’m 5’8. She was also less femme than I was expecting, very New England prep type.

Aleasha: I hadn’t met my date before. She looked vaguely familiar but that may just be because we’re on a really small campus. She seemed just as nervous as I was which was reassuring. 

Daphne: Once the screen went dark I suggested that we go to dinner. We sat and talked in Blanch for hours. I wasn’t surprised that we were matched, especially after I found out that we both like Harry Potter. She’s not as into politics as me which is probably a good thing. I’m a little worried I talked too much. When I apologized for that, she reassured me that she loves listening to people. 

Aleasha: It was kind of funny because we were saying goodbye but then she was like, “Do you want to do this again?” and I said, “We’re gonna need each other’s numbers for that.”

Daphne: I really like her, she’s cute and funny. We’ve been texting and I’m looking forward to going on a date with her again.

MoRomance is a student-run matchmaking service run by Flori Needle ’20, Gina Perry ’20, Grace Fitzgerald ’20 and Maya Rhode ’20. These interviews have been condensed and edited for clarity. To sign up for MoRomance, visit