Wednesday, October 20

Blind date: ‘It seems that we are nerds in the same things’ | Have a date


Matt on Holly

What did you expect?
An evening of good conversation.

First impressions?
Nice eyes and smile.

What did you talk about?
Music, travel (and Brexit), pizza toppings, and movies are so bad they’re good.

Any awkward moment?
My pizza appeared 45 minutes before hers. I felt bad about eating mine while she was still waiting.

Good table manners?
Impeccable.

How long did you stay on the call?
Three and a half hours.

The best of Holly?
I felt very comfortable talking to her and she had some good stories to tell.

Would you introduce it to your friends?
Safely.

Describe Holly in three words
Bright, bubbly and relaxed.

What do you think he made of you?
I’m not sure. He said that I was the first person he had spoken to in a long time who was not a co-worker or a family member. Time passed very quickly and I think the conversation flowed quite well.

Any connection problem?
Nothing that affected the atmosphere of the night.

And … did you exchange numbers?
We did it!

How did the call end?
Affirmatively. We gave ourselves homework: I have to see Galaxy Quest and she has to see Rubber.

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
Be face to face.

Marks over 10?
Is it okay to give the best grades? We have a lot in common, in tastes and perspectives.

Would you meet again?
It depends on the blockade, I would like to think so.

Questions and answers

Do you want to be on a blind date?

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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 theguardian.com 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]

Holly in mate

What did you expect?
A nice chat with a like-minded person. I haven’t really interacted with anyone new for a year, so I was eager to talk about something other than work or Covid.

First impressions?
What a good egg! We got into conversation very easily.

What did you talk about?
Our “rebellious” teenage years, favorite zoos and aquariums, places we’ve been and want to go, whether modern or early history is better. We seem to be equally nerdy about the same things.

Any awkward moment?
Somehow I managed to lose an earring while sitting at my own desk. There was also a discrepancy between the arrival of our pizzas, so we never ate at the same time.

Good table manners?
Fabulous.

How long did you stay on the call?
Three and a half hours.

The best of Matt?
Their sense of humor. And his smile!

Would you introduce it to your friends?
Yes.

Describe Matt in three words
Interesting, fun, friendly.

What do you think he made of you?
I think / hope you liked it. He laughed at my terrible jokes and didn’t seem to be put off by my nervous babbling.

Any connection problem?
Do not.

And … did you exchange numbers?
Yes.

How did the call end?
We agreed that we had a nice evening and exchanged WhatsApp details.

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
Being in person instead of Zoom.

Marks over 10?
8.5.

Would you meet again?
Yes, if you are interested.


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