Sunday, May 20, 2007

New York Times Wedding Announcement of the Week

This week's couple won because of a rather fishy (er, squidy?) first date story.

Sophia Chaknis and Joseph Levy

The couple met through an online dating site, which isn't the fishy part. It's not even the fact that Ms. Chaknis thinks human resources is an "exotic" field of work. Rather, it's this last part from their announcement:

After chatting a bit, Ms. Chaknis asked him to pick an appetizer. He ordered calamari.

“I had never been on a date with a guy who had eaten, much less voluntarily eaten, calamari,” she recalled thinking. So she said to him: “ ‘I love calamari. I’m going to have to marry you.’ ”

“I was only kidding,” she added, but by ordering the dish, “It showed that he was willing to try something a little different.”

I'm curious what kind of dates Ms. Chaknis has been on where calamari qualifies as a unique choice for an appetizer. It's calamari. Heck, Olive Garden serves it on its menu.

Congratulation to the happy couple! They seem like a fun pair.

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