Blind date Was there a spark for Court­ney and Ed­win?

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Court­ney on Ed­win

What were you hop­ing for?

A nice evening with good con­ver­sa­tion and good food. I was pretty open-minded.

First im­pres­sions?

Good pos­ture and very smart.

What did you talk about?

Jobs, uni, house­mates, fam­ily, films, mu­si­cals and he told me the story of Martin Guerre.

Any awk­ward mo­ments?

When I ar­rived, I asked the man at the door about the ta­ble for Guardian Blind Date, but he didn’t work there and thought I was ask­ing him out.

Good ta­ble man­ners?

Very good. He didn’t drop food on him­self, un­like me.

Best thing about Ed­win?

Re­ally easy to get along with.

Would you in­tro­duce him to your friends?

I don’t think I’d in­tro­duce any­one to my friends at first, es­pe­cially my house­mates. They would def­i­nitely scare him away.

De­scribe him in three words

Con­fi­dent, am­bi­tious, in­tel­li­gent.

What do you think he made of you?

Tall, blond and north­ern.

Did you go on some­where?

Yes, to a pub near the restau­rant.

And… did you kiss?


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

Noth­ing. He was a re­ally nice and in­ter­est­ing guy.

Marks out of 10?


Would you meet again?

No, but we left as Face­book friends. Ed­win on Court­ney

What were you hop­ing for?

I was cau­tiously op­ti­mistic of ro­mance, but mostly hop­ing to get out of my y com­fort zone.

First im­pres­sions? ons?

Tall, cool dress. s. Right on time.

What did you talk about?

Hol­i­days, child­hood dhood fads (light-up train­ers), ers), the pam­pered life of wagyu cows – ap­par­ently they ey get mas­saged and are sung to.

Any awk­ward mo­ments?

It went pretty smoothly. moothly.

Good ta­ble man­ners? nners?

Su­perb. She wielded el­ded a steak knife like a nat­u­ral. ural.

Best thing about t Court­ney?

Re­ally easy to talk alk to and smiled a lot.

Would you in­tro­duce oduce her to your friends?

Yeah, I don’t see why not.

De­scribe her in three words

Con­fi­dent, easy-go­ing, go­ing, artis­tic.

What do you think nk she made of you?

Af­fa­ble and fairly y en­ter­tain­ing.

Did you go on some­where? me­where?

Yeah, to a pub.

And... did you kiss? ss?


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

I’d have had the wagyu steak.

Marks out of 10?


Would you meet again?

Per­haps, as friends. s.

Court­ney and Ed­win n ate at M Vic­to­ria Street, Lon­don on­don SW1. Fancy a blind date? Email­ If you’re look­ing to meet some­one like-minded, d, visit soul­mates.the­

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