Will it be a love match in Wimbledon for head of public affairs Rob Tolan, 30, and confectionery buyer Sean Barnes, 34?
Rob on Sean
Before the date, what were you hoping for? A good feed and free-flowing conversation.
First impressions? Well-dressed, good-looking and gracious at my being a wee bit tardy. In my defence, I had been sitting in the wrong restaurant – the Dog And Fox and not the Fox And Grapes.
What did you talk about? Family, politics, theatre, the fringe benefits of his work (an endless supply of chocolate), my riot-related injury (I live in Tottenham). Oh, and ex-boyfriends.
Any awkward moments? Nope.
Good table manners? Stunning.
Best thing about him? Really good company. He is also charming.
Would introduce him to your friends? Absolutely.
Could he meet the parents? Yes. They'd find him as affable as I did.
Did you go on somewhere? By the time we finished the meal, it was about half-eleven, and I needed to get back to north London.
And... did you kiss? I kissed him on the cheek.
If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be? Nothing.
Marks out of 10? 8.
Would you meet again? I could see us getting on splendidly as mates, but he's not really my type.
Sean on Rob
Before the date, what were you hoping for? Just to meet someone lovely.
First impressions? Dapper and a rather cute smile.
What did you talk about? A whirlwind of topics; a potted history of our lives; our views on the public sector strikes (similar).
Any awkward moments? None.
Good table manners? Excellent.
Best thing about him? Wonderful story-telling. Oh, and very lovely eyes.
Would you introduce him to your friends? Absolutely.
Could he meet the parents? Most certainly.
Did you go on somewhere? Sadly not... we had trains and tubes to run for.
And... did you kiss? Just a peck on the cheek.
If you could change one thing about the evening what would it be? That it wasn't a school night.
Marks out of 10? A well-deserved 8.5.
Would you meet again? I certainly hope so…