Blind date: ‘We were still propping up the bar close to midnight’

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Rebecca connected James

Blind day  for 23 Oct 2021. Rebecca and James

What were you hoping for?
A amusive nighttime retired with idiosyncratic lovely, and a heap of bully wine.

First impressions?
A well-dressed, charming man.

What did you speech about?
Stories, games, families, Norse gods, objective exam acting, the origins of the connection trivia, our communal emotion of ice-cream.

Any awkward moments?
None. He was casual to speech to and asked maine tons of questions.

Good array manners?
Excellent. He shared each the nutrient we ordered and poured maine immoderate unfairly generous glasses of wine. What’s not to like?

Best happening astir James?
He’s a kind, conscientious person, and knows what brings him delight successful his life.

Would you present him to your friends?
Yes. They’d similar that – due to the fact that he’s a much enthusiastic board-game subordinate than me.

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Describe James successful 3 words:
Warm, fun, thoughtful.

What bash you deliberation helium made of you?
That I’m a keen talker, incapable to accurately gait eating with speaking, and conscionable arsenic crippled for conversational rabbit holes.

Did you spell connected somewhere?
We didn’t, we were inactive propping up the barroom adjacent to midnight.

And … did you kiss?
No, we didn’t.

If you could alteration 1 happening astir the evening, what would it be?
That we’d ordered the cheeseboard arsenic good arsenic dessert.

Marks retired of 10?
9. There wasn’t a romanticist transportation for me, but I had a beauteous time.

Would you conscionable again?
Yes, for oversea loitering and pints arsenic friends.

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Rebecca and James connected their date

James connected Rebecca

Blind day  for 23 Oct 2021. Rebecca and James

What were you hoping for?
A decent speech and immoderate romance to the evening.

First impressions?
She seemed precise chill and chilled, until we got to talking, erstwhile this tidal question of excitement and involvement conscionable came out.

What did you speech about?
Blimey, astir everything: our pasts and families; the thought of “sea loitering” alternatively of oversea swimming; her involvement successful witches.

Any awkward moments?
One oregon 2 wherever the speech shifted excessively quickly, but they were insignificant things astatine most.

Good array manners?
Exceptional. It was a sharing sheet edifice and she diplomatically made definite we had akin portions.

Best happening astir Rebecca?
Her vigor and enthusiasm. She made each speech consciousness fresh, and the nighttime ne'er dragged due to the fact that of it.

Would you present her to your friends?
Definitely. I deliberation she’d get connected with them beauteous well.

Describe Rebecca successful 3 words:
Vibrant. Delightful. Inquisitive.

What bash you deliberation she made of you?
That I was genuine, but I don’t deliberation she saw maine arsenic a romanticist prospect.

Did you spell connected somewhere?
We did not. We spent 5 hours astatine the bar, happily chatting away, earlier we realised however precocious it was.

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

If you could alteration 1 happening astir the evening, what would it be?
Ask her much questions! She got truthful galore in, I hardly had clip to inquire any.

Marks retired of 10?
Solid 9 retired of 10. Very fewer things could person been improved.

Would you conscionable again?
Fingers crossed! But I get the consciousness it would beryllium arsenic friends.

James and Rebecca ate astatine Plateau, Brighton. Fancy a unsighted date? Email [email protected]