Blind date

Is it love for Mary and Rob?

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Mary on Rob

What were you hop­ing for?

Someone dif­fer­ent; out­side my usual cir­cle of friends.

First im­pres­sions?

Hand­some; rugby physique with­out the cau­li­flower ears or ob­vi­ous dam­age.

What did you talk about?

Where we live, what we do for a liv­ing, hol­i­days, fam­i­lies, car­toons, pets, exes.

Any awk­ward mo­ments?

I knocked my wine glass over and it broke on the mar­ble table­top. For­tu­nately, it was nearly empty.

Good ta­ble man­ners?

Very. Rob took the meat off the skew­ers, and we shared main cour­ses and desserts.

Best thing about Rob?

He was re­laxed and easy to get on with.

Would you in­tro­duce him to your friends?

Ab­so­lutely.

De­scribe Rob in three words

On a jour­ney.

What do you think he made of you?

I hope the wine glass dis­as­ter isn’t the only thing he re­mem­bers! A bit of a softie, prob­a­bly – we talked about res­cue dogs and look­ing af­ter peo­ple.

Did you go on some­where?

No.

And... did you kiss?

Only on the cheek, hello and goodbye.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?

Not knock­ing that glass over.

Marks out of 10?

9

Would you meet again?

We didn’t ex­change num­bers, so I guess not. Rob on Mary

What were you hop­ing for?

A fun evening with someone de­cent.

First im­pres­sions?

Lovely and friendly.

What did you talk about?

Dogs, travel, Nile cruises and zom­bies.

Any awk­ward mo­ments?

Not that I no­ticed.

Good ta­ble man­ners?

Very good.

Best thing about Mary?

She is ob­vi­ously a very car­ing per­son.

Would you in­tro­duce her to your friends?

I would if it came to it.

De­scribe Mary in three words

Fun, out­go­ing, kind.

What do you think she made of you?

Prob­a­bly a bit on the young side for her.

Did you go on some­where?

No, it was late.

And... did you kiss?

No, just a peck on the cheek goodbye.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?

A big­ger ta­ble!

Marks out of 10?

7.

Would you meet again?

Prob­a­bly not.

Mary and Rob ate at Su­vlaki, Lon­don E1, su­vlaki.co.uk. ki.co.uk. Fancy a blind date? e? Email blind.date@the­guardian.com. uardian.com. . If you’re look­ing to o meet someone like-minded, nded, visit soulmates.the­guardian.com ar­dian.com I hope the wine glass dis­as­ter isn’t the only thing he re­mem­bers She prob­a­bly thought I was a bit young

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