‘We Were Cutting Fries’: A Couple Recalls Their Awkward First Date

Each week we ask a local couple, ’How did you meet?’

In series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up.

Chris will never forget sitting at a Sherman Oaks restaurant called the Local Peasant and waiting for Jordan to show up. In fact, he started to wonder if maybe he was being stood up. ⁠

“He was 20 minutes late,” recalls Chris, 29, an actor and yoga teacher, who’d connected with Jordan on Hinge. “We were both so nervous that we ate fish and chips with our knives and forks,” explains Jordan, 30, an actor and writer. “We were cutting french fries.” ⁠


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Chris was on a 30-day cleanse and not drinking on their first date, but they made up for it a few weeks later when Jordan, who was bartending at the time, mixed something up for them. ⁠

Despite the lack of drinks and eating finger food with utensils, the two hit it off immediately. They ended up moving in together pretty quickly. They’ve been together almost three years and have added a dog to the fam.⁠

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