This week’s BSG list features our suspicions on the dating habits of the characters we know and love. It bears repeating at this point that for most of the characters we wrote these answers back in season 2.
Adama: Brings chocolate and flowers because he knows women like chocolate and flowers, but he has no idea what kind you like. Probably spends a long time in the store debating between the Russell Stover heart-shaped box and the rectangular one. He’s the kind of guy who remembers your anniversary but not your favorite color.
Roslin: Very laid back about it all. She’s fine with a nice restaurant or a beer at home
Billy: Picks the lady up in his new VW Golf. Buys her flowers but takes her to a cheap restaurant (he’s on a budget). Total gentleman, possibly too much of a gentleman to be honest.
Gaius: A guy who knows how to sweep a lady off her feet. Knows the best restaurants in town and probably their chefs as well. There will not only be flowers, they will be your favorite flowers. There will be moonlit walks in romantic places, and if he has his way, watching the sunrise from his bedroom.
Six: Is constantly testing her dates. She has a set criteria of things she expects (doors opened for her, expensive wine, nice restaurant). She won’t make a scene in public if things go badly, but she won’t call again either. Or answer the phone.
Doctor: My place or yours? Direct, to the point..
Dee: Very traditional. Expects guy to pick her up, open doors, pay. She has her credit card if she needs to use it, but she’s not going to be happy if she does.
Apollo: Will dress nicely, take you to a semi-high class bistro type place. Plans the whole evening to the moment but always has a back-up plan. By second or third date he’ll probably try to impress you with a gourmet meal he prepared himself. Picnics are a possibility, but frankly he burns easily, so he’d rather stay indoors.
Starbuck: Casual to start with. Preference to smoky pubs where she generally knows all the bartenders. Not above leaving halfway through the date if you get on her nerves. Actually enjoys messing with her date’s heads. There’s a part of her that likes to get all dressed up and girly, but she won’t do this on a first or second date. And she’s never going to admit how much she likes it.
Tyrol: Very nervous on first dates. Might bring daisies.
Callie: Befuddled by things like guys opening doors because she’s not used to it. Fine with paying her way. Over all, super girly cute. Probably giggles a lot.
Helo: Will wear jeans and nice shirt. He’s totally a steakhouse kinda guy. Not big on dessert, but he’ll totally split something with you. May invite you hiking or grill something for you.
Sharon: Just out for a good time (and y’know, makin’ cylon hybrid babies). Goes in with low expectations. She’s the hang-out type.
Gaeta: Tries, but doesn’t know what he’s doing. Likely to take a date to a Chinese martial arts movie and go on and on about it at the sketch sushi place afterwards.
Tigh: Insists on doing everything, including ordering for you. Will get annoyed at something you do and sulk about it all night then inexplicably call you the next day wanting to do it again.
Ellen: A bitchy date. Will simply veto any idea she doesn’t like or leave with another guy. And will probably be sloppy drunk by the second course.
Tori: Tries too hard; gets really nervous before hand. Moderately easy—especially if there’s alcohol involved.
Anders: Brought girls to his games and to hang out with the team afterwards. He knows he’s supposed to bring chocolate and flowers, but doesn’t quite understand why. Goes out of his way to impress a girl with his manliness.
Leoben: A bit intense. Likes to have a girl’s undivided attention. No group events, unless it’s multiple copies of himself.
Zarek: A pretentious date. Will take you to a documentary film about some social justice issue, or perhaps a James Joyce reading. Insists on going dutch because otherwise it would reinforce negative gender stereotypes. Asks the waiter lots of annoying questions before ordering, but tips well.