Sunday, December 5

Blind date: ‘I kept mentioning the celebrities I had worked with’ | Have a date

Will in Owen

What did you expect?
To meet the love of my life, or at least go viral.

First impressions?
Very straight teeth.

What were you talking about?
Ballet dancers, bad dates and Bon-Boulash Bimini.

Any awkward moment?
He kept mentioning the celebrities I had worked with and kept telling me not to mention it here.

Good table manners?
I was an hour late so I really don’t think I can comment on manners.

Best of Owen?
Her new fade, she must have cut her hair that day.

Would you introduce it to your friends?
Probably, but they would eat him alive. They are horrible.

Describe Owen in three words
Funny, nerdy, handsome.

What do you think he made of you?
He said he liked my jacket, which is a win in my eyes.

Did you go somewhere?
Unfortunately, we left at closing time, but he walked me to the station.

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

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
He would have arrived earlier so we had time for a drink.

Marks over 10?

Would you meet again?
Probably as friends.

Questions and answers

Do you want to be on a blind date?


The blind date is Guardian Weekend magazine’s dating column: Every week, two strangers get together for dinner and drinks, and then they tell us what’s going on, answering 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.

Owen in Will

What did you expect?
I was just looking to do something fun and different. And if the food was good and the company pleasant, that would be a bonus.

First impressions?
Ridiculously handsome. He brought me flowers, which was very kind. He was also very impressed / jealous of her hair.

What were you talking about?
We had a good walk on drag queens, which turned into a nice conversation about politics / gender identity. We talked about our jobs and our drastically different experiences from last year.

Any awkward moment?
Nothing really stood out.

Good table manners?
Totally fine. We laughed at how we could be completely embarrassed by this question.

The best of Will?
Your confidence and self-expression. He is very easy to listen to and is a great storyteller.

Would you introduce it to your friends?

Describe Will in three words
Smart, kind, handsome.

What do you think he made of you?
I hope you thought that I am kind and friendly. He probably thought I was a bit dumb / dumb.

Did you go somewhere?
I had quite a long drive home, so I accompanied him to the station.

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

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
I would have bought her flowers too!

Marks over 10?

Would you meet again?
I don’t think there was really a romantic connection, but he’s a great guy and certainly someone I could spend more time with.

Will and Owen ate at Grand Trunk Road, London E18

Fancy a blind date? Email [email protected]

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