About a year before Cupid struck, Clark and Carole were having a grand time one night at the Trocadero Club—just at different tables. Carole seemed to only have eyes for her date, screenwriter Robert Riskin (he penned It Happened One Night).

Meanwhile Clark and Ria were double-dating with Constance Bennett and her beau, Gilbert Roland.

Gilbert Roland, Constance Bennett, Ria Gable, Clark Gable

One wonders if they stopped by each other’s tables to say hello!

While Clark left Ria very soon after this picture was taken, Connie and Gilbert were married in 1941, after being called out for “acting married while being unmarried” in the infamous article that called out Clark and Carole for the same offense: “Hollywood’s Unmarried Husbands and Wives.”