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Table for Two | 'He did say that Pride shoved homosexuality down people's throats'

Will sparks fly between social media executive Charles and graphic designer Dave on Attitude's Blind Date?

2019-10-04

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Charles (left) 
Age: 25
Occupation: Social media executive

Dave (right)
Age: 28
Occupation: Graphic designer and photographer

What were you hoping to get out of the date?

C: A friend signed me up without my knowledge, so I wasn’t hoping to get anything out of it because I only knew about it the week before!

D: To meet a guy and have a nice evening. If it turns into something more, that’s a bonus.

What were your first impressions?

C: Lovely, friendly and chatty. 

D: Charles is a very handsome man and he had a beaming smile, which put me at ease.

How different was he to your usual type? 

C: I normally go for older, gym-fi t guys with dark features, while Dave is slim and blond.

D: He is my usual type: handsome, good dress sense, great chat, kind and caring.

Would you have swiped left or right?

C: It’s difficult because you don’t see somebody’s personality on an app. If I’d have seen him, it would be left — but he is such a nice guy!

D: Definitely right.

How was the conversation?

C: Time flew by. I’m usually quite shy but Dave was so easy to talk to. We discovered that he went to the same school as my best friend from university.

D: Conversation flowed all night. We covered our likes (jam Wagon Wheels) and dislikes (Brexit).

Photography: Markus Bidaux

What was the most interesting thing about him?

C: That he’s into music and writes his own songs. 

D: His views on life and family. It was also interesting that his friend secretly applied on his behalf.

What was his best quality?

C: His charisma. He is very likeable and definitely a people person.

D: His eyes and smile were captivating.

What did you make of his dress sense?

C: He looked dapper and was wearing a suit. Can’t really fault that.

D: He was dressed really nicely. I couldn’t pull off a denim jacket, so I’m jealous.

What do you think he thought of you?

C: “Holy shit, get me away from this gremlin!”

D: I hope he thought that I was a nice guy who made him feel at ease.

What were you most worried he would notice about you?

C: That I was still hungry after the three courses. I went home and bought six jam Wagon Wheels

D: I was slightly worried that he’d realise I’m a lightweight, especially on wine.

How was the food?

C: Delicious. The steak was beautiful. 

D: Really lovely and well presented.

Charles and Dave dined at M Restaurant, Victoria Street, London

Any awkward moments?

C: None. Dave will make a guy very happy one day. 

D: Not that I can remember… the wine probably helped with that.

Were there any deal-breakers?

C: He did say that Pride shoved homosexuality down people’s throats. I disagreed and subtly argued my point, which he quickly said was true.

D: No deal-breakers. We had similar views on a lot of things.

How did the night end?

C: We walked to Victoria station, hugged, told each other it was lovely to have met, then went our separate ways. 

D: We both walked to Victoria station and hugged each other goodbye.

What would you have changed about the night?

C: Added another two courses... 

D: I think we both had a good time, just no “spark”.

Snog, marry, avoid?

C: I sound so mean but I’d have to avoid simply because there wasn’t any chemistry there. I had a great time with him, though.

D: Snog — and a Facebook friend request.

Will you meet again? 

C: I’d happily see him for a drink as friends. 

D: I guess I have to leave that to fate... or Facebook.

Rate the date!

Charles: 8/10

Dave: 8.5/10

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