“Describe it in three words?” Confident, charming, intelligent ‘| Meet –

“Describe it in three words?” Confident, charming, intelligent ‘| Meet – fr

Joseph on Beti

What were you hoping for?
A good dinner in interesting company. Otherwise, a funny story.

First impressions?
“Great coat – wonder if this is my date,” as I walked past the table twice in a late and confused rush after the photoshoot.

What did you talk about?
Traveling, cooking, his opinion on the Neapolitan quartet, the use of the expression “I am a feminist, but”, Louis Theroux.

Embarrassing moments?
When I suggested that we write down each other’s responses; apparently I have a wrong opinion on what an average score would be.

Good table manners?
I can’t think of any other scenario where I have judged someone’s table manners!

Would you introduce her to your friends?

Describe Beti in three words
Curious, warm, talkative.

What do you think she did with you?
Adventurous to eat raw fish on a first date.

Did you go somewhere?
We were both going in the same direction so we shared a bus ride.

If it wasn’t for social distancing, would you have kissed?
I would have plunged for a romantic moment under the lampposts of Holloway Road, but alas …

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
For being able to get inside after sunset.

Notes out of 10?
Higher than anything I think the average score should be.

Would you see each other again?

Questions and answers

Want to be on a blind date?


Blind date is the rendezvous section of Guardian Weekend magazine: each week, two strangers are paired up for dinner and a drink, then reveal the bean to us by answering a series of questions. It works, with a photo we take of each date before the date, in Guardian Weekend magazine (in UK) and online at theguardian.com every Saturday. It’s been running since 2009 – you can read all about how we’ve put it together here.
What questions will I ask myself?
We ask about age, location, occupation, hobbies, interests and the type of person you are looking to meet. If you think these questions don’t cover everything you might like to know, let us know what you think.

Can I choose who I pair with?
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 photo?
No, but don’t worry: we’ll choose the best ones.

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

How should I respond?
Honestly but respectfully. Be aware of how it will be read at your date, and this Date Blind is reaching a wide audience, in print and online.

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

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

Can I do this in my hometown?
Only if it’s in the UK. Many of our candidates live in London, but we would love to hear from people living elsewhere.

How to register
Send an email to [email protected]

Thank you for your opinion.

Beti on Joseph

What were you hoping for?
To meet someone new who is easy to talk to and laugh with.

First impressions?
Beautiful glasses, beautiful smile. I was nervous and he made me feel comfortable very quickly.

What did you talk about?
South London vs. North, Welsh rugby vs. English rugby, cats vs. dogs, and whether tequila and orange juice count as a cocktail. We also discussed being bad at singing (me) and good (him), Green Wing, trying to make gnocchi and bad student houses.

Embarrassing moments?
I managed to miss my mouth while trying to eat the starter.

Good table manners?
Definitely better than mine.

The best thing about Joseph?
Really easy to chat and made me laugh a lot.

Would you introduce it to your friends?
Yes, they would enjoy his cocktail making hobby.

Describe Joseph in three words
Confident, charming, intelligent.

What do you think he did with you?
We stayed a few more drinks, so I hope he thought I was good company.

Did you go somewhere?
We left when the restaurant closed.

If it wasn’t for social distancing, would you have kissed?
Never say never.

If you could change one thing about the night, what would it be?
To have felt a little less cold towards the end.

Notes out of 10?

Would you see each other again?
We exchanged the numbers, we’ll see.

Beti and Joseph ate at the Tramshed Project, London EC2.

Fancy a blind date? Send an email to [email protected]


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