The Daily Tar Heel matched up two eligible students: Julia McKibbin, a junior business major from Maryland, and Steve Moore, a senior business major from Connecticut. The DTH arranged the date and the details of the couple's evening; both dinner at the East End Oyster and Martini Bar and tickets to a CHiPs show were donated.
Neither had ever been on a blind date, but that did not deter them from agreeing to meet for dinner and a campus comedy show on a recent Friday night.
The club field hockey player and Tar Heel Voices singer took a chance on finding love this Valentine's Day season -- both are single and said they would be interested in finding a significant other.
"I've never had a problem asking girls out," Moore said.
"But I am a senior and looking for a serious girlfriend. I'm not into the whole meeting at a frat party and hooking up thing."
McKibbin said she wasn't sure what to expect on the date, but when Moore arrived to pick her up at her apartment, she felt comfortable.
"It was a relief," she said. "He was cute, and he seemed like my type."
East End Oyster and Martini Bar was bustling with Friday night diners and drinkers when the couple arrived about 6:30 p.m.
During their meal, McKibbin and Moore chatted about shared experiences and interests, such as traveling, skiing and stints as camp counselors.