Max meets James
What were you hoping for? To get through dinner without wanting to leave. And mutual attraction.
First impressions? Relief! The restaurant had seated u us out of sight from one anothhe another for half an hour, so I thouug thought I’d been stood up. I was about aba to leave when the waiteer waiter came and explained.
Wha What a did you talk about? Where we grew up, families, what we got up to over the summer, travel, my awful shirt, music and work.
An Any ny awkward moments? Thh The long 28 and a half minutes min when I thought I’ I’d been stood up.
Go Good o table manners? Yeah. He HHe was really polite to the restaurant staff.
Bes Best st thing about James?
He wass was v very inquisitive, but not in an intense in way. There was strongg strong e eye contact throughout the nighh night – and he had nice eyes.
Wo Would you introduce him im to your friends? Definitely.
Descr Describe ri him in three words Hand Handsome. d Cheeky. Smart.
W What do you think h he made of you?
Iw I was nervous at first, so he probably p thought I was quite ssh shy. He laughed a lot, so hopeffu hopefully he thinks I’ve got a decce decent sense of humour.
Did you yyo go on somewhere? To o a bar for cocktails. We eb bopped – it was fun.
An A And... did you kiss? Yeah, we did.
If you yyo could change one thing aab about the evening, what would it be?
He oor ordered a cocktail that he tho thought ou I’d like. I grimaced and d spat it into the glass. I should ssh have necked it t and thanked him.
M Marks out of 10?
9. Wo Would ou you meet again?
Date nuu number two is in the diary next week. What were you hoping for? To meet a guy I could take home to my parents.
He was cute, and I liked his silky shirt. It turns out he’d been wearing something different but had spilled his lunch on it. Which was cute.
What did you talk about? Family, holidays, our jobs… My memory is a little foggy as I drank quite a bit to calm my nerves.
Any awkward moments?
I saw him through the window as I walked in, only to then be seated on the far side of the restaurant until they worked out we were supposed to be together. Good table manners?
From what I remember. We had a ton of food, and he tidied up the table when we left, which was lovely.
Best thing about Max?
He was a gentleman and never made me feel uncomfortable.
Would you introduce him to your friends? Absolutely, he’d fit right in.
Describe him in three words Tall, dark, handsome.
What do you think he made of you? Hopefully he thought I was kind and a decent person.
Did you go on somewhere? For cocktails.
And... did you kiss? Many times. I have no issue with kisses on a first date.
If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I’d have been less drunk.
Marks out of 10?
Would you meet again?
Yes! Next Wednesday.
Max and James ate at Little Kolkata, London WC2, littlekolkata.co.uk. Fancy a blind date? Email email@example.com. If you’re looking to meet someone like-minded, visit soulmates. theguardian.com
James, 28, account manager
Max, 24, publicist