Blind date

Brand manager Anna Isaac, 28, meets company director Patrick Fisher, 30

Anna on Patrick

Before the date, what were you hoping for?
I was expecting average, but secretly hoping for awesome.
First impressions?
Awesome.
What did you talk about?
Baristas and barristers, music, corked wine, London life, siblings, friends with impressive skills, places we’ve travelled, and I did mention that he was lucky to be given a second (and third) chance after he rescheduled.
Any awkward moments?
Ah, yes… As I swirled and sniffed the wine for our waitress, I did get a strange look (and then a laugh), but banter and a wine lesson from our friendly waitress followed and all was well.
Good table manners?
Yes.
Best thing about him?
Easy-going and fun.
Would you introduce him to your friends?
For sure.
Could he meet the parents?
Yes, but Millie the dog would be his harshest critic.
Did you go on somewhere?
Just one more beer for good measure.
And… did you kiss?
Now that would be telling…
If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Nothing.
Marks out of 10? 9.
Would you meet again?
I think I could manage that.

Patrick on Anna

Before the date, what were you hoping for?
Anything but boring.
First impressions?
Attractive, confident, tall.
What did you talk about?
A lot – we certainly didn’t struggle for conversation.
Any awkward moments?
None that I remember.
Good table manners?
Absolutely. Anna was even kind enough to leave me most of her main course.
Best thing about her?
Appetite for life.
Would you introduce her to your friends?
Definitely, she would get on well with them.
Could she meet the parents?
Mum would love her.
Did you go on somewhere?
A post-dinner drink.
And… did you kiss?
Maybe.
If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Another chocolate brownie.
Marks out of 10? 9.
Would you meet again?
Maybe we already have…

• Anna and Patrick ate at The Drift London EC2. Fancy a blind date? Email: blind.date@guardian.co.uk

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Blind date

Did sparks fly between writer and comedian John Davis, 34, and 32-year-old executive assistant Andrea Schnitzer?

John on Andrea

Before the date, what were you hoping for? A cross between Björk and Judith Butler.
First impressions? She seemed very welcoming and had a cracking smile.
What did you talk about? Kara-uke – karaoke to a background of ukuleles; food; and the similarities between Bavarians and the Irish.
Any awkward moments? An awkward pause when we were trying to decide between more sake or another bottle of wine.
Good table manners? Impeccable. We established early on that the use of hands when eating should be more widely adopted. And we kept stealing from each other’s plates.
Best thing about her? Her fantastic sense of the ridiculous.
Would you introduce her to your friends? Andrea wouldn’t be the problem in that equation.
Could she meet the parents? No problem. Mum would like her and Dad would be a bit perplexed – she has a very quick wit.
Did you go on somewhere? To a bar down the road.
And… did you kiss? A gentleman never tells. We wished each other a polite good evening, and discussed the possibility of doing it again.
Marks out of 10? 8.
Would you meet again? It’s certainly a possibility.

Andrea on John

Before the date, what were you hoping for? For a good laugh, good conversation, good food.
First impressions? Relief! He made a very good first impression – John seems very open and talkative.
What did you talk about? Moving country (he lived in Australia for nine years, I moved to London from Germany 11 years ago), food and kara-uke.
Any awkward moments? None that I can remember.
Good table manners? Very good, but since we had sushi it got a bit messy.
Best thing about him? His sense of humour.
Would you introduce him to your friends? Yes.
Could he meet the parents? Maybe.
Did you go on somewhere? We went on to a bar for drinks.
And… did you kiss? Yes.
Marks out of 10? 9.
Would you meet again? I certainly wouldn’t object.

• John and Andrea ate at Tsuru, London EC4.
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Blind date

Media manager Adrian Bradley, 30, meets marketing planner Thomas Thompson, 30

Adrian on Thomas

Before the date, what were you hoping for? I like meeting new people and that was what I hoped for from the evening.

First impressions? Good-looking, well dressed and very tall!

What did you talk about? Family, the embarrassingly long list of films I haven’t seen, travelling and work.

Any awkward moments? I always seemed to have food in my mouth whenever he asked me a question.

Good table manners? He seemed very relaxed, which is always a good thing on a meal out.

Best thing about him? Friendly, enthusiastic and open-minded. Cares a lot about family, too.

Would you introduce him to your friends? Yes.

Could he meet the parents? My parents would probably approve.

Did you go on somewhere? Sadly I had to be up early for work the next day.

And… did you kiss? We had a hug goodbye.

If you could change one thing about the evening what would it be? I’d have left more room for dessert!

Marks out of 10? 7.

Would you meet again? We said we’d catch up over Facebook, but I don’t think it would be much more than that.

Thomas on Adrian

Before the date, what were you hoping for? I didn’t have any expectations, more a “you’ve got to be in it to win it” approach.

First impressions? Sweet, but no eureka moment.

What did you talk about? Lots.

Any awkward moments? The conversation flowed and we had a giggle.

Good table manners? It was a sin to see his Hendrick’s and tonic unfinished.

Best thing about him? He’s a bright, well-read chap.

Would you introduce him to your friends? He’d be welcomed in by my friends.

Could he meet the parents? I’ll still be holding out for a hero on that one.

Did you go on somewhere? The Northern line.

And… did you kiss? Not as far as I can remember.

If you could change one thing about the evening what would it be? Prince Charming would have been awesome, but Adrian was a fun date.

Marks out of 10? 7.

Would you meet again? We share the same drinking holes, so I’m sure we’ll bump into each other.

• Adrian and Thomas ate at Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, London EC1. Fancy a blind date? Email: blind.date@guardian.co.uk

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