When Martin met Rosie

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Blind date

Martin on Rosie

What were you hop­ing for?

To put my­self out there and meet some­one.

First im­pres­sions?

She re­minded me of Amelia Clarke off Game Of Thrones.

What did you talk about?

Pol­i­tics, men­tal health, books. And strip­pers (don’t ask).

Any awk­ward mo­ments?

The rev­e­la­tion of my past vot­ing choices caused some awk­ward­ness (FYI, I do re­gret those choices).

Good table man­ners?

Very ca­pa­ble with chop­sticks.

Best thing about Rosie?

She is a free spirit.

Would you in­tro­duce her to your friends?

I have a friend I’d def­i­nitely in­tro­duce Rosie to: it’s scary how many mu­tual in­ter­ests they share. I don’t like to ad­mit that this friend would be bet­ter com­pany than me, but in this case, it’s true.

De­scribe her in three words

Artis­tic, in­tel­li­gent, lovely.

What do you think she made of you?

The ques­tion made me think of Rosie with her head in her hands. Take from that what you will.

Did you go on some­where?

We met up with her friends at a per­form­ing arts show.

And... did you kiss?

Nope.

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

I would have re­placed me with some­one Rosie could have con­nected with.

Marks out of 10?

7.

Would you meet again?

As friends. Rosie on Martin

What were you hop­ing for?

A breath of fresh air.

First im­pres­sions?

Smart, awk­ward, late – and very apolo­getic.

What did you talk about?

Work, friends, dat­ing, our at­ti­tudes to life, pol­i­tics.

Any awk­ward mo­ments?

Pol­i­tics…

Good table man­ners?

Very.

Best thing about Martin?

He’s very sweet.

Would you in­tro­duce him to your friends?

I did – haha.

De­scribe him in three words

Se­cretly ad­ven­tur­ous econ­o­mist.

What do you think he made of you?

No idea. Maybe I freaked him out a tiny bit.

Did you go on some­where?

My friend’s per­for­mance event.

And... did you kiss?

No.

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

To have had more in com­mon – I don’t think he got any of my jokes. But he’s a kind soul.

Marks out of 10?

5.

Would you meet again?

I doubt it.

I don’t think he got any of my jokes We talked about strip­pers (don’t ask)

Martin and Rosie ate at Aqua Ky­oto, Lon­don W1, aquaky­oto.co.uk Fancy a blind date? Email blind.date@the­guardian.com. If you’re look­ing to meet some­one like-minded, visit soul­mates.the­guardian.com

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