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Blind date: ‘He was very willing when I suggested tequila shots’

David on Alex
What were you hoping for?
To meet someone new and enjoy a few drinks.

First impressions?
He had good vibes, a really nice ear piercing, and a good fashion sense.

What did you talk about?
Living in London, our drinks of choice (tequila), university nostalgia, climate change, what we were reading, past dates.

Any awkward moments?
None stand out.

Good table manners?
Well, we only had a coffee table, but yes.

Best thing about Alex?
He was fun to be around and was easy to talk to.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
I think so.

Describe Alex in three words
Fun, social and engaging.

What do you think he made of you?
Not sure. I think I made a good impression.

Did you go on somewhere?
Nope. It was a little past 11 when we left and everything would have been closed.

If it weren’t for social distancing, would you have kissed?
Maybe.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
To have a heater, or sit inside.

Marks out of 10?
8.

Would you meet again?
Probably, we’ll have to wait and see…

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Alex on David
What were you hoping for?
A laugh, free drinks and a reason to get off Hinge.

First impressions?
Funky shirt!

What did you talk about?
Our mutual fondness for Timothée Chalamet, backpacking, London gay bars, our most traumatic drunken journeys home, and climate change.

Any awkward moments?
Not particularly, but he’s never seen Bridesmaids. I was really taken aback.

Good table manners?
I was too engrossed in my falafel burger to notice, but he was still eating his chips an hour after they were served.

Best thing about David?
He was very willing when I suggested tequila shots – both times. Good chat, too.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Why not?

Describe David in three words
Brainy, chirpy, friendly.

What do you think he made of you?
I’ll find out when I read this.

Did you go on somewhere?
Shadwell DLR station. Peak romance.

If it weren’t for social distancing, would you have kissed?
Er… maybe?

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I’d have brought a portable heater.

Marks out of 10?
7 for the date.

Would you meet again?
Not romantically, but I’ll buy him a drink if I run into him in Heaven.

Alex and David ate at Skylight, London E1