At first glance, Maddy, a junior at Catlin Gabel, seems like a confident teenage girl. At second glance, that’s still very true. Her striped shirt and grey jacket give off an air of casual friendliness that is hard to top. Her smile is calming and particularly nice on this cold February day.
First off, how does it feel to be chosen as Bachelorette of the Month?
Well, it feels like an honor. Basically it means I have to let on about some things but I’m excited! It’s gonna be fun.
What is your ideal first date, or date in general?
I like something fun. I like to go out of the box, push your comfort zone. I actually have a cousin who went to Columbia and did free diving with Great White Sharks. That sounded cool so I think that would be a good way to get to know someone.
Would you say you’re outgoing or shy on a date?
I’m pretty shy if I don’t know someone and I’m not very vocal, but when I get to know someone I can be pretty outgoing. So it really depends on how long I’ve known them.
I’m going to assume you have been on dates, so what do you think is the best date you have been on?
Probably the dates that have involved no plan, when you just kind of have ended up at a random place. Some sort of adventure that is just unexpected.
Who was your first crush?
I think it was probably in kindergarten. I went to the French-American School and there was this one kid there who was really good at French so I had this huge crush on him because he would always speak to me in French.
What is your ideal guy?
Someone who is funny and someone who just enjoys having a good time by sitting down and watching a movie and relaxing or going out and trying something new. I don’t really like someone who gets stuck in the same routine. Taller than me preferably. (Laughs)
What is your favorite date movie?
I think my favorite date movie would probably be…(pauses). Trying to think here what my go-to movie is…I think it’s probably going to have to be either one of the Lord of the Rings.
Are you into that kind of movie, like fantasy stuff?
I really like adventures. I’m really influenced by my dad because he would always take me to movies when he got stuck with me, so I have a pretty wide range I’m willing to see and enjoy, so all the way from like fantasy adventure to shoot ’em up Die Hard movies.
I know you’re an equestrian. When looking for a guy, I assume they can’t hate horses. Does being an equestrian ever influence dating?
I don’t think it’s ever affected anything. I mean that part of my life is so separate from everything else it’s never really influenced it. I mean, people have asked me about it and I think it’s a conversation starter. But other than that I don’t think…There aren’t a lot a guy riders so I can’t really go to a show and scope out a guy.
When looking for someone do you try to initiate anything? Like do you say, “Hey, do you want to go on a date?” or do you usually wait for a guy to ask?
I think I tend to wait. I can be pretty oblivious to people wanting me to ask so I generally let the guy do that. If there was a certain situation where I want to go out with a guy and I think he won’t make a move, I might but it would have to be a certain situation.
There you have it, folks, Maddy, Bachelorette of the Moment for March 2013. If you can step out of your comfort zone and be adventurous, you might just have a shot!