Thursday, December 2

Blind date: ‘He pointed out that I had dropped a tomato on my sweater’ | Have a date

Lucas on Lucia

What did you expect?
I had low expectations, to be honest. I just wanted to have a good outdoor conversation again.

First impressions?
Lucia was friendly and asked a lot of questions.

What were you talking about?
Why we moved to London, things we did during the lockdown, and places we’d like to visit once the restrictions are eased.

Any awkward moment?
I do not believe it.

Good table manners?

The best of Lucíto?
Beautiful eyes and an easy smile.

Would you introduce it to your friends?
Yes, I don’t see why I wouldn’t.

Describe Lucíin three words
Talkative, friendly and laid back.

What do you think he made of you?
Sincerely I dont know. Maybe a little shy at first.

Did you go somewhere?
No, we did not.

If it was not for social distancing, would you have kissed?
Probably not.

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
Definitely the weather. Unfortunately, it was not a sunny afternoon.

Marks over 10?

Would you meet again?
We do not plan a second date.

Questions and answers

Do you want to be on a blind date?


Blind Date is Guardian Weekend magazine’s dating column: Every week, two strangers get together for dinner and drinks, and then they tell us the beans and answer a series of questions. This is published, with a photograph we take of each person quoted before the date, in Guardian Weekend magazine (in the UK) and online at every Saturday. It has been running since 2009; You can read all about how we make it here.

What questions will they ask me?
We ask about age, location, occupation, hobbies, interests, and the type of person you are looking to meet. If you think these questions do not cover everything you would like to know, please let us know what you have in mind.

Can I choose who to match?
No, it’s a blind date! But we ask you a bit about your interests, preferences, etc., the more you tell us, the better the match.

Can I choose the photograph?
No, but don’t worry: we will choose the most beautiful ones.

What personal data will appear?
Your name, job and age.

How do I respond?
Honestly but respectfully. Consider how it will read for your date, and that blind date reaches a large audience, both in print and online.

Will I see the other person’s responses?
No. We can edit yours and theirs for a variety of reasons, including length, and we may ask for more details.

Will you find me the one?
We will try! Marriage! Babies!

Can I do it in my hometown?
Only if you are in the UK. Many of our applicants live in London, but we would love to hear from people who live elsewhere.

How to apply
Email [email protected]

Thank you for your comments.

Lucia on Lucas

What did you expect?
To spend a pleasant evening outdoors after a long confinement, while enjoying a good conversation, pizza and some margaritas.

First impressions?
Lovely smile. I realized that he was a little nervous and that he had never been on a blind date before.

What were you talking about?
Our shared interest in architecture and history, a bit of politics, how great Mexican food is, Covid and the confinement (obviously), and our plans for when travel is allowed again.

Any awkward moment?
When he pointed out that I had dropped a tomato on my sweater.

Good table manners?
Outstanding. Unlike me, he ate the pizza with a knife and fork, and nothing spilled on himself.

The best of Lucas?
He was very fair.

Would you introduce it to your friends?
I certainly would, especially to my Brazilian friends.

Describe Lucas in three words
Courteous, polite and friendly.

What do you think he made of you?
Hopefully you’re a good listener and ask good questions.

Did you go somewhere?
If you think the tube is somewhere, then yes. We said goodbye at Victoria Station.

If it was not for social distancing, would you have kissed?
I do not believe it. There was no spark.

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
Wish we could have had dessert and more margaritas.

Marks over 10?

Would you meet again?
Despite having a nice evening, I didn’t feel like there was a real connection, so probably not.

Lucas and Lucia ate at Botanist Sloane Square x Casamigos, London SW1.

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