Will Jeff and Gerard meet again?
What were you hoping for? At minimum, a painless evening of conversation and lots of drinks. At best, someone I could bring to a Mariah Carey concert.
First impressions? “I really hope he’s got good chat, because he’s quite fit.”
What hat did you talk about? Mostly music. He had just gone to see Kylie, I’d been to Shania Twain, we both think Spiceworld is an iconic album and loved Mamma Mia 2.
Any awkward moments? He pretended he didn’t know who Janet Jackson was, which was stressful.
Good table manners? A de definite gentleman.
Bes thing about Gerard? When we finished our cocktails, he suggested we get a bottle of wine.
Wou Would you introduce him to your friends? Maybe, but I don’t think we’re there yet.
Describe him in three words Honest, sassy, and articulate.
What do you think he made of you? Overall, I think he was pleasantly surprised with how well we got on.
Did you go on somewhere? No. We spent over three hours in the restaurant, so we decided to call it a night.
And… did you kiss? There might have been a cheeky make-out session in front of the Novello theatre. Cher would have been proud.
If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I said yes to shrimp, even though I don’t like it, and apparently, neither did he.
So it just sat there until we both admitted we didn’t want it.
Marks out of 10? 8.
Would o you meet again?
He has a choir show coming up, so we’ll see what happens.
What were you hoping for?
A date who wouldn’t ask for the bill while I was still eating (the experience that prompted me to apply).
First impressions? Handsome, big glasses, Canadian. an n.
What did you talk about? Shania Twain, racism in the LGBT B BT community, why Mamma Mia 2 is isi the greatest film of all time (he’s ’s seen it twice,
I’ve seen it five times).
Any awkward moments?
I tend to make overly sassy jokes es s when I’m nervous or tipsy. I was as s both nervous and had downed d two large glasses of wine with h colleagues beforehand.
Good table manners? Impeccable.
Best thing about Jeff ? For his degree, he did a paper on political dimensions to the work of the Spice Girls.
Would you introduce him to your friends? Yes.
Describe him in three words Charming, chatty, relaxed.
What do you think he made of you? A complex blend of nerves and sass.
Did you go on somewhere? No.
And… did you kiss? pt
I’m not one to kiss and tell. If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I would be less sassy.
Marks out of 10? 10.
Would you meet again? I would, but it may not be reciprocated. At least he didn’t ask for the bill while I was still eating.
Gerard and Jeff ate at Jidori, London o on WC2, jidori.co.uk. Fancy a blind date? t e? Email email@example.com. If you’re looking to meet someone on ne like-minded, visit soulmates. theguardian.com
Jeff , 26, media managerI said yes to shrimp even though I don’t like it
Gerard, 30, lawyerHe thinks I’m a complex blend of nerves and sass