Matt Returns! But Will It Work Out This Time? | Tell My Story, Blind Date


– My core friends group
is all from high school. – Ya’ll probably wouldn’t
say this, but like, besties for the resties. – We don’t say that. – I hope not. – We don’t say that. – I knew I had to factor
in the fact that there is a video out there that
anyone can reference and say this is me. My first concert I ever went
to was actually Mariah Carey, her Rainbow Tour. My mom was like a huge Mariah Carey fan, and it was a great time. There are definitely random people that have hit me up and what not, and say, “Hey, you’re on that video. Really appreciate your
insights and what not and, I mean, that was really cool. I feel like I was able to kind of portray a positive attitude and I
wanna kind of keep it that way, and that’s part of the
reason why I’m back. – The people I’ve dated
in the past were people that I had common interests with. So like, if I was into music,
like the workout thing, and so I was really into that. So now I think I know kind of what I want, that encompasses a lot
of the different things that I’ve grown to be. I think through trials and tribulations, and ups and downs in relationships, that has helped form
and shape what I want, and I think I’ll know when I see it. – Your name is Amanda
and this is your story. You’re 28. For work, you are an actress. You grew up in the Bay Area. Your family heritage is African American, and in particular Ethiopian. Your astrological sign is Taurus. And your height is 5’3. – My name is Christina
and this is my story. I am 34 years old. I work in TV production but
I also am an actress, so. I grew up in Washington,
D.C., Maryland area, the DMV. I’m African American. I am a Virgo. And I’m 5 feet but I could
be 5’3 with heels on. – [Matt] There you go. – Your name is Andrew
and this is your story. You are 33 years old. For work, you are an engineer. You grew up in Houston, Texas. Your family heritage is Chinese. Your astrological sign is a Leo. And you are 6 feet. – My name is Matt and this is my story. – I am 32. I am an engineer. – Hello. – You just peeked over my shoulder. – I grew up in the Bay Area,
specifically San Francisco. My family heritage is Chinese. So this is a funny question for me because I embrace the fact that I’m a cusp kid. – Oh. – My life depends on what
horoscope you look at. I’m either a Gemini or a Cancer, so I embrace the Cancemini. – I gotcha, okay. – And I am 6’3. – 6’3? Okay. – Do I really give off an engineer vibe? – You know what, I just got that. I don’t know why, but you do give off that
engineer type of vibe. It’s in you. – It’s in me. It’s in me. Now I’m breathing and now I’m beginning to
embrace it a little more. – Yes, cool. I am surprised about Amanda. – I’m tough with names.
Names are the worst. I just kind of, the first
name that popped in my head. I really don’t think that
people look like names. – I might be Amanda on
Friday, so you never know. Might just be like Stacy the next day. – Exactly, depends on the
script you’re reading that day. – What about the Ethiopian?
How did you figure that? – Was that correct? – You are not correct. – So we didn’t figure that. – Well, you know what, I will tell you I often get
mistaken for Ethiopian a lot. So, I’ll give you a point for that. – Could be the curly hair
too, I’m just like… – It could be a lot of that. So, you’re not far off, because maybe somewhere down
the line, I could be, but. – So, have you done one
of those genealogy tests? – Yeah, I did. I did a couple years ago. Definitely come from the West
African region of Africa. Particularly, maybe Nigeria
and Ghana but I don’t know specifically which country, and then I’m mixed with a
bunch of other things too- – Sure. – I have some Jamaican, I have some Sephardic Jew which was cool. So yeah, I’m just kind of a mix. – Nice. – Have you done anything
to trace your genealogy? – I have not. Pretty Chinese. – Like we’re solid with that. – We’re solid. I’ll stick with that. – Like, you are what you are. – Exactly. – So in high school, you did play sports. Your curfew was 11 pm. Your final GPA was a 4.0. People in high school remember
you as the valedictorian. You applied to 3 colleges. You are still close with
your high school best friend. And if you could do high school
all over again, you would. – I did play sports in high school. My curfew was 10 pm. My final GPA was 3.8, so
never got to that 4.0. People in high school remember
me as the Asian quarterback. I applied to 8 colleges. I am still close to my
high school best friend, I’m actually his best man
in his wedding next month. – Oh nice. – And if I could do high
school again, I would not. So, you did not play
sports in high school. Your curfew was 10 pm. Your final GPA was 4.0. People from high school remember you as the lead in the school play. You applied to 10 colleges. You are still close with
your high school best friend. And if you can high school
all over again, you would. – All right. So let’s get into it. I did play sports in high school. My curfew was 12, midnight. My final GPA was a 3.7, didn’t
make that 4.0 but you know. – It’s tough. – People in high school
remember me as the leader. I was like, the president
of the Black Student Union, I was vice president of the
class, that kind of thing. I applied to 4 colleges. I am still very, very,
very close best friends with my high school best friend. We are still best friends till this day. And if I could do high
school all over again, I wouldn’t do high school all over again. I couldn’t go back. – I’m with you on that. – [Christina] Yeah. – Your answers totally make sense now. Yeah, I just- – Does it? – Well, once you mentioned actress or tv, I immediately went the thespian route. – I was, I was a choir geek,
and I was in the plays. But I guess, I didn’t
even think about that. – And sports too? – And sports. I did a lot. – [Matt] Okay. – [Christina] My parents had me busy. – That’s good, that’s good. – Yeah. And you, the Asian quarterback. – Yeah. I stuck with the
sports. I’m still around it. I coach basketball, still play basketball. – Oh cool. – That’s cool that we’re
both close with our high school best friends. – Oh yeah. It’s awesome to still
maintain those relationships. And just be able to, you know,
not forget those memories. So, I love staying in contact with people that I grew up
with, it’s so important. – Yeah, my core friends group
is all from high school. – Ya’ll probably wouldn’t
say this but like besties for the resties. – We don’t say that. – I hope not. – We don’t say that. – We’ll stick with the bros, and- – So how do you stay close
with your friends for that period of time? I mean like, it’s so
awesome that you are able to have those friendships now. – It helped that we all
stayed pretty local. We like to do the same things, so it wasn’t hard to find
time to hang out with them, and from there, that’s
kind of our foundation. I mean, we’re just a
text or a phone call away or group chat away.
Group chats are always- – It goes down in the group chat. – It goes down in the
group chat, that’s exactly. I got to hear more about
your besties for the resties and your bffs too, because
I mean it seems like that they’re a big part of your life. – Yeah. So I mean my best
friend from high school, we actually went to college together and then lived in New York together. – [Matt] There you go. – And then we both kind of veered off, and I came to California
and she moved away. But we can see each other and catch up, and it’s like we haven’t missed a beat. – Right. – And I think that’s like the essence and the root of true friendship, is that it doesn’t matter
how much time goes by- – Right. – no time has passed, And that’s what makes me reflect on such an awesome friendship, and I can’t wait to see
what’s next in our lives. So you do consider yourself
a political person. You are a Democrat. You are pro-life. You think politics should be
discussed at the dinner table. You would not date someone who believes that Trump is doing a great job. – And you think people with
differing political opinions can be successful in a relationship. – I do not consider
myself a political person. I am a registered Democrat, but maybe I agree with some of what the Republicans are pushing for. I am pro-choice. I think politics should not be discussed at the dinner table. You would not date someone
who believes in, um, I put N/A. Everyone has kind of their
reasons for what they believe in. I don’t think that should
be a deal breaker at all. The connection should be beyond politics. And I do think people can, with differing political opinions, be in a successful relationship. – That’s really good. – You do consider yourself
a political person. You are a Republican. You are pro-choice. You think politics should not be discussed at the dinner table. You would not date someone who believes in the death penalty. You think people with
differing political opinions can be in a successful relationship. – Cool, cool, cool. All right, so here are my answers. So, I do consider myself
a political person. I am a Democrat. I am pro-life. I think politics should be
discussed at the dinner table. I would not date someone who believes, I honestly couldn’t answer this either, I mean, I’m not going to
not date you if you believe a certain thing. I’m with you on that. You have your opinion, I have mine. Cool. And I do think people can be
in a successful relationship with differing political opinions. We might have some healthy
conversation about it but, yeah, they can definitely
be in a relationship. Why’d you think I was a republican? – The line of reasoning I took was D.C. – Oh. – Not from the west coast. So you mentioned you were pro-life. And that kind of matches
towards, on the Republican side. Is there a particular reason
behind that or is this more- – Yeah, well for me, I
think as a Christian, now how they got here, and whether it could be a bad situation, yeah we all have opinions on that, and we definitely don’t
want a child in this world that came from a bad situation. But, I lean heavily towards
it being a blessing, a child being a blessing
versus taking that away. – So when other Democrats
find out you’re pro-life, does that cause a sense of friction? – Yeah, you know, I don’t think it causes a
sense of friction for me. I think everyone’s entitled
to their own opinion, no matter what side you may lean on. And I really, at the end of the day, think it causes healthy conversation, and no matter what choice
you might have in that, cause it is such a heavy topic, we all are entitled to
our opinion and whether it causes friction or not, and
it might ruin a friendship, I mean, that’s their issue. It wouldn’t affect me, I
respect everyone’s opinion. So does your religion affect
your political beliefs at all? – Short answer: no. I kind of separate on that
when it comes to my actions, and my thought process,
and my perspective. I’m not a hugely religious person. Catholic schools are what I went to, so that’s kind of the extent of which religion plays a part of my life. Religion classes, values from there, but yeah, that has nothing to
do with how I view politics. I think there’s value to
keeping those separate, and this is kind of how I see it. – Yeah, that’s good. – Your deal breakers are,
these are always fun. Your deal breakers are laziness, lack of confidence in a social setting, and lacks chivalry. – My deal breakers are having
a relationship with God. If you don’t have that, it’s
hard for me to move forward. Doesn’t have ambitions
or goals, career goals, what you want in life. And someone who isn’t family oriented, that’s really important to me. Okay, so, your deal breakers are if they don’t have
respect for their family, someone who is narcissistic, and someone who doesn’t
have a solid career. – So mine are stubbornness
to gain perspective, vibe, if I don’t vibe with the person. Last deal breaker I put
down is lack of drive. There’s an appreciation,
where it’s kind of the hustle. – Yeah, you gotta know where you’re going. – Yep, you gotta know
where you’re going , yeah. – Yeah. So, do you have
a relationship with God? – I do, I do. I think,
as I brought up earlier, I mean, growing up in Catholic schools, but that’s how I formed
my relationship with God, was just going to mass, and going to- – So is having a relationship with God, is that something that you
currently practice, and do daily? – Not daily, and I don’t
go to church every Sunday. But I definitely understand
the power of prayer, and understanding that
there is a higher being, and that we’re brought in
this life for a reason, and, I mean those are kind of
more values that I live from. Actually being religious, and what not, on paper, no, I think
spiritually, yes, but. – Yeah, yeah. – Christina, when I first saw you, I said that I would date you, and after I’ve gotten to know you, I still would date you. – Matt, when I first saw you,
I said that I would date you. And now that I’ve gotten to
know you, I would date you. So Matt, what made you say yes? – Well when I first saw you, I mean, you had this beautiful smile, but I think after getting to know you, we do have very similar
mindsets, a vibe real quick. And, I understand like, we
have mindsets, perspective, I think there’s, I would
want to get to know you more, and how you see things,
approach things, enjoy things, experience things, yeah. So what made you say yes before
you knew anything about me? – I could just tell that you
have a good spirit about you, you just seem really sweet, and for the most part, we had,
like, a lot in common, so, I could just tell, just a really nice guy. – Yes. – Wait where do we go? – That way. ♪ Soulpancake. Subscribe. ♪

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