Blind date: ‘We had been nonetheless propping up the bar near midnight’ | Life and magnificence


Rebecca on James

What had been you hoping for?
A enjoyable night time out with somebody pretty, and a heap of fine wine.

First impressions?
A well-dressed, charming man.

What did you speak about?
Tales, video games, households, Norse gods, scientific examination performing, the origins of the phrase trivia, our mutual love of ice-cream.

Any awkward moments?
None. He was simple to speak to and requested me a lot of questions.

Good desk manners?
Glorious. He shared all of the meals we ordered and poured me some unfairly beneficiant glasses of wine. What’s to not like?

Neatest thing about James?
He’s a sort, conscientious particular person, and is aware of what brings him enjoyment of his life.

Would you introduce him to your pals?
Sure. They’d like that – as a result of he’s a extra enthusiastic board-game participant than me.

Q&A

Wish to be in Blind date?

Present

Blind date is Guardian Weekend journal’s relationship column: each week, two
strangers are paired up for dinner and drinks, after which spill the beans
to us, answering a set of questions. This runs, with {a photograph} we
take of every dater earlier than the date, in Guardian Weekend journal (within the
UK) and on-line at theguardian.com each Saturday. It’s been working since 2009 – you may learn all about how we put it collectively right here.

What questions will I be requested?
We
ask about age, location, occupation, hobbies, pursuits and the kind of
particular person you need to meet. If you don’t assume these questions
cowl every part you wish to know, inform us what’s in your thoughts.

Can I select who I match with?
No,
it’s a blind date! However we do ask you a bit about your pursuits,
preferences, and so forth – the extra you inform us, the higher the match is probably going
to be.

Can I decide the {photograph}?
No, however don’t fret: we’ll select the nicest ones.

What private particulars will seem?
Your first identify, job and age.

How ought to I reply?
Actually
however respectfully. Be conscious of the way it will learn to your date, and that
Blind date reaches a big viewers, in print and on-line.

Will I see the opposite particular person’s solutions?
No. We could edit yours and theirs for a variety of causes, together with size, and we could ask you for extra particulars.

Will you discover me The One?
We’ll attempt! Marriage! Infants!

Can I do it in my house city?
Provided that it’s within the UK. A lot of our candidates reside in London, however we might love to listen to from folks residing elsewhere.

Methods to apply
Electronic mail blind.date@theguardian.com

Thanks on your suggestions.

Describe James in three phrases:
Heat, enjoyable, considerate.

What do you assume he manufactured from you?
That I’m a eager talker, unable to precisely tempo consuming with talking, and simply as recreation for conversational rabbit holes.

Did you go on someplace?
We didn’t, we had been nonetheless propping up the bar near midnight.

And … did you kiss?
No, we didn’t.

In case you might change one factor concerning the night, what wouldn’t it be?
That we’d ordered the cheeseboard in addition to dessert.

Marks out of 10?
9. There wasn’t a romantic connection for me, however I had a beautiful time.

Would you meet once more?
Sure, for sea loitering and pints as buddies.

One time use: SELFIE Rebecca & James OCT 23
Rebecca and James on their date

James on Rebecca

Blind date for 23 Oct 2021. Rebecca and James

What had been you hoping for?
A good dialog and a few romance to the night.

First impressions?
She appeared very cool and chilled, till we received to speaking, when this tidal wave of pleasure and curiosity simply got here out.

What did you speak about?
Blimey, practically every part: our pasts and households; the concept of “sea loitering” as an alternative of sea swimming; her curiosity in witches.

Any awkward moments?
One or two the place the dialog shifted too shortly, however they had been minor issues at most.

Good desk manners?
Distinctive. It was a sharing plate restaurant and she or he diplomatically made certain we had comparable parts.

Neatest thing about Rebecca?
Her power and enthusiasm. She made each dialog really feel contemporary, and the night time by no means dragged due to it.

Would you introduce her to your pals?
Positively. I believe she’d get on with them fairly nicely.

Describe Rebecca in three phrases:
Vibrant. Pleasant. Inquisitive.

What do you assume she manufactured from you?
That I used to be real, however I don’t assume she noticed me as a romantic prospect.

Did you go on someplace?
We didn’t. We spent 5 hours on the bar, fortunately chatting away, earlier than we realised how late it was.

And … did you kiss?
No, though we did hug and swap numbers.

In case you might change one factor concerning the night, what wouldn’t it be?
Ask her extra questions! She received so many in, I barely had time to ask any.

Marks out of 10?
Stable 9 out of 10. Only a few issues might have been improved.

Would you meet once more?
Fingers crossed! However I get the sense it could be as buddies.

James and Rebecca ate at Plateau, Brighton. Fancy a blind date? Electronic mail blind.date@theguardian.com

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