Did Henry and Emily swap numbers?
What were you hoping for?
A fun evening with someone willing to look silly in the paper. That, or a good story.
Relief that we were both dressed up to the same degree.
What did you talk about?
Growing up around snakes, the army reserves, open-water swimming, data privacy.
Any awkward moments?
She asked for my number as the doors opened for her to get off the tube.
Good table manners?
Yes. She was unapologetic ordering steak after hearing I was trying to be pescatarian.
Best thing about Emily?
Her conversation: we had to keep telling the waiter to come back because we hadn’t looked at the menus.
Would you introduce her to your friends?
Probably not, but that’s a reflection on them, not her.
Describe her in three words
Smart, interesting, independent.
What do you think she made of you?
I think she had fun, but I suspect the free meal did more for her than I did.
Did you go on somewhere?
We stayed until closing, then had half a tube trip together.
And... did you kiss?
If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Not having the (otherwise impeccable) restaurant invaded by Liverpool fans.
Marks out of 10?
Would you meet again?
We failed to swap numbers, so it looks unlikely.