If you found yourself dateless this past Valentine’s Day, here is some advice from basketball player Porter Braswell ’11, sailor Liz Brim ’11, golf captain Tom McCarthy ’11 and volleyball player Haley Wessels ’13 on how to win in the game of love.
1) Best place to go in New Haven for a romantic dinner date
Braswell: Zinc, great food and great atmosphere.
Brim: Either Scoozi or Bespoke, but I heard Ay Salsa is expanding and making a dining section…
McCarthy: Ibiza! never been, but looks quite nice
2) Favorite romantic movie
Braswell: Definitely the Notebook, hands down.
Brim: When Harry Met Sally or Cruel Intentions (so tragic)
McCarthy: No question, The Notebook
3) Roses, chocolate, or both
Brim: Both, because then I’ll feel more inclined to share my chocolate (preferably dark chocolate, and white chocolate shouldn’t even be included in chocolate category). Finding excuses to not share with your valentine is SO not loving… or cute.
McCarthy: Can’t go wrong with both
4) Best pick-up line
Braswell: You look beautiful today, just like every other day.
Brim: “Is your daddy a butcher? Because you are one piece of /fine meat/.” (I’m a vegetarian, so if I could appreciate it, hopefully meat-eating girls would too).
McCarthy: Hi… I’m a thief, and I’m here to steal your heart.
Wessels: Let’s make like fabric softener and Snuggle
5) Worst pick-up line
Braswell: Is there an airport nearby or is that just my heart taking off?
Brim: “You were my # 17 most compatible person at Yale… we must be soul mates. Want to get coffee?”
McCarthy: Did you know that I’m the captain of the golf team?
Wessels: Is your dad a baker? [No. Why?] Cause you have some nice buns.
6) Valentine’s Day: Hallmark Holiday or legit?
Brim: Any holiday that gives you an excuse to watch rom-coms and drink pink champagne is legit enough for me. Groundhog Day would be way more legit if you also got presents and couple’s massages.
McCarthy: Legit; only day of the year you have a perfect excuse to ask a girl out.