‘ Jake is outspoken and was so loud, people ’ were staring at us
I’ve had one long-term relationship, which finished after four years. Since then, nothing serious. Now I’m approaching 30 and feeling the pressure to meet someone.
AbSOluTely. Going on a date with someone via an app means you know a bit about them and what they look like, but on this date, I really was going in blind.
JAke is good-looking and friendly. He was wearing a cool graphic T- shirt and had a beard, which I find attractive. He came in for a hug, but because of the table configuration, I couldn’t get out to stand up. It was awkward, one of those moments you think about for the rest of the date.
EASY TO TALK TO?
yeS, because we’re both twins. It’s so interesting comparing what the world is like when you have a twin in it. We agreed that we’d be lost without them.
Jake used to be a chef, so he knew his way around the menu. We both had fish, followed by sticky toffee pudding. He ordered us a lovely bottle of white wine, too, which went perfectly with the main.
ApArT from the awkward table kiss hello? Nope, I don’t think so.
DID SPARKS FLY?
NOT romantically, no. Jake talks a lot about himself, but I suspect that comes with his career — first as a chef and now a dJ. We did get on well and went for a drink after dinner. but I was surprised that Jake suggested it, because there was no physical chemistry between us, despite me finding him attractive. For me, the evening we shared felt platonic.
SEE HIM AGAIN?
I’d GO for a drink with Jake as a friend. To me, it was obvious we didn’t connect in a romantic way. That’s not to say Jake isn’t cute, but it would have been nice if he’d asked me a bit more about my life.
WHAT DO YOU THINK HE THOUGHT OF YOU?
I dON’T know! Jake is very hard to read.
WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY LIKE HIM?
JAke is quite outspoken, and very loud; loud enough that people stared at us. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him — but there is a time and a place for sharing your view. but he’s friendly, so I expect my family would like him.