Sunday, January 16, 2011

{ Date #4: Andrea Candrian }



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The quickest way to spice up your life is to do something completely out of the box. A great big thanks to the staff who were able to convince Andrea Candrian to go on a public date with me. Also to her twin sister who filled out the application. While Andrea is very comfortable being in front of the camera this was a big risk to her. I don’t blame her for having been a skeptic. She is already an accomplished press secretary of a senator and traveled all the way from DC just to go on a date with me. I am humbled that she would travel so far to go on a date with me, but so glad she did.

As I drove up to the place where we would be going on our date I looked to the left and noticed a long line of weirdos in front of a Hollywood studio. I figured I would soon be one of the weirdos in that line. Sure enough we stood in that line for a few hours before being on the game show “Let’s Make a Deal”. I guess it doesn’t say much for me that I felt comfortable. However, getting in costume was something out of the box for Andrea. She had made us both our own Washington DC attire. As we waited in line we had a lot to talk about. I love talking about politics and her involvement gave me the opportunity. While we differ a little on our feelings about Glen Beck I think we actually had a lot to talk about. As long as we weren't too far apart on views I didn't mind at all. In fact it made the date all the more interesting.

We finally made it to the producers who spent about 10 seconds interviewing everyone. Once they got to us we told them we were on a blind date from different sides of the country. They were intrigued and took over a minute talking with us, writing a ton down. We thought we were a shoe in! We sat through the show and I had a blast flirting a little here and there. Though we never made it as contestants I felt like a winner being there with Andrea.

Just to make things a little more out of the box I decided to hold her hand on the first date.  Later we found out that holding hands on a first date is a little different for both of us. I explained that lately I have been learning to do that. My reasoning is this: Some people take a lack of touching or being slightly forward on a date as a sign that you aren’t interested. If you want a girl to know you don’t want to be put in the friend zone sometimes you have to do that. Hopefully we will both avoid that friend zone and make it to date two!

38 comments:

Amy Lovell said...

I agree with Rick's comment, "Awesome awesome date!" She's too cute {and stellar}, she definitely gets my vote!

D. said...

I can't be the only guy thinking this so I will just say it. Rick, if things don't work out with you and this one, please post her contact info for all the guys out there. much appreciated.

The Campbell's Soup said...

If you come out to DC for a second date, Occasionally Cake will sponsor the date! :) Let me know!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh, I know and love Andrea! Can't believe she did a date!

Kim said...

I think he likes her! She's cute! And what a fun date!!!

theblibbys said...

she's adorable! Keep her!

Janey said...

Ohhh WINNER!!!

kinicki18 said...

How could you go wrong with a girl that will take you to a game show! I may be biased, but you can't go wrong with a second date with this girl!

Steph said...

rick is no stranger to going to tv show filmings, so that was a great idea. nice work.

storyofandrea said...

An Andrea from DC?! Andreas from DC are a pretty awesome bunch (and I can say that from experience without actually knowing Andrea C.)! Looked like a fun date. I feel like this relates back to your post, Rick, about being vulnerable -- she took a risk and it looks like it paid off! :)

Caity said...

She seems really cool. Fun date.

Lindsay said...

She is adorable! She has a lot going for her. Second date, second date, second date!

Erin S said...

Best date ever!! By far. Good luck to the other girls to even come close to how awesome that date was. Andrea, you are gorgeous!

Chelita said...

I think that Stellar is the best way to describe this one! So cute and fun! Keep this one for sure!

Angie said...

Stellar is the perfect word to describe Andrea. Rick, you'd be SOOOOOOOOOO lucky to end up with her! I vote Andrea!

Lindsay said...

Oh my gooodness. I love that this happened! Hahaha! Andrea! You are a hilarious! HOW FUN!!!!! Whatever happens, this just made my year better. If you read this Rick, you will not find a more genuine, beautiful and intelligent girl out there. No joke.

Rob said...

Andrea, your youngest fan, Biggie Smalls, loved the video. He was enthralled. Looks like Rick was, too. Hope there is a second date.

The Richmans said...

Rick,

This is the sister that applied for Andrea to go out with you.

You're welcome!

Brittany

P.S. If you don't take her on a second date, you're crazy!

Lorena said...

Andrea is even better the more you get to know her - so if stellar defines her from the standpoint of a first date....just wait and see what else you get!
And Rick, you must be a pretty stellar guy yourself if Andrea was willing to put herself on the line and fly all the way out there for this adventure with you! Loved the application video.

I'm AE Jones said...

Oh my darling!! Andrea is my favorite so far! What a fun date! Rick looks like he actually had a lot of fun with her! DATE TWO!!

Dr. J-Love said...

Awesome date... You can tell that she is genuine and not just acting for the camera. Don't worry about the long distance.... It worked for me and my wife.

Clayton and Camea said...

Andrea is gorgeous, genuine, smart, fun - she's totally Stellar! I love that she did this!

Joy said...

Andrea is all around amazing! Rick would be a fool if he didn't explore DC for a 2nd date.

Brian said...

Does anyone read these comments? This girl is my favorite so far. Awesome but no drama.

Sommer and Eric said...

Andrea Joy is the wind the beneath my wings and is nothing short of a great catch! She is the complete package... classy, savvy, great sense of humor, and a great conversationalist! Miles shouldn't keep you from a second date and ya'll can work out the Glen Beck....not a deal breaker by any means!

Darren and Kate said...

I'd have to say Andrea deserves a second date for sure! If for no other reason (like being smart, pretty, well read, etc) she's a good sport. Having a sister set you up on a blind date is one thing, but on a blind date for the world to see is quite another! And she did it, with a smile and a happy heart!

Lindy said...

Andrea is my favorite so far! I thought you two had really great chemistry! A second date is most definitely in order!

Joshua and Joy said...

We agree with everyone! We just love Andrea, by far the favorite! Rick you would definitely be missing out if you don't see her again! She's an amazing amazing woman!

craig collette said...

I love Candrians!!!! My favorite family ever!

Cynthia Lovell said...

What a clever girl and idea!!! Looks like so much fun and out of the box.
You get my vote!!!

Cynthia Lovell said...

Andrea looked so pretty and poised and fun!!! It would be Crazy not to go out with her on another date!!!

Angela said...

A little bias since she was a college roommate, one of my bridesmaids and best friends...but she is amazing, sweet, talented and thoughtful.

Linds said...

Such a fun date! Andrea is adorable and very real. You can tell she's happy and comfortable with who she is. She gets my vote for sure!!

Candria said...

WOW!! It would be a terrible shame to let this one pass by.... Huge list of pros, and no cons to be found! SHE IS AMAZING!

Linda Beck said...

Rick you really would be soooooooooooooooooo lucky and blessed to have Andrea. She is simply amazing, and gorgeous inside and out. You so need to pick her, otherwise you will miss out on the opportunity of your life.

Taylor Family said...

You would definetly be missing out if you didn't give Andrea a second date!!! She is such an amazing, beautiful person inside and out!! Don't miss out on this one!!

Lindy said...

Where's the like button for Andrea? It only shows up on the more recent dates. I want to vote for Andrea!

Lorain said...

Rick, Here's just a few reasons to go out with Andrea again.
She is intelligent(works in politics), interesting(done lots of cool things), beautiful(look at her), fun(game show), adventurous(lives in D.C.), kind(wants to make the world a better place), has a terrific family (I know them and they are great) and willing to go out with you again (lucky you!)