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Blind date: ‘I’d have preferred late and boozy to early and sober’

From Theguardian

Agnes on Chris

What were you hoping for?
A man who wanted me to open the door for him and slap his arse on the way through.

First impressions?
He gave me a hug and told me I smelled nice.

What did you talk about?
His mascara, and food poisoning leading to veganism.

Any awkward moments?
I didn’t know the etiquette for de-heading a prawn in front of a vegan, and now it haunts me that that prawn died for nothing.

Good table manners?
It probably wasn’t great table manners when he shouted: “I love sex, OK, Agnes?!” but it was quite amusing.

Best thing about Chris?
He’s a hottie, good humoured and relaxed.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
I’m not sure they would have a huge amount in common.

Describe him in three words?
Salt of (the) earth.

What do you think he made of you?
I know he is willing to say that I have good teeth, because I made him.

Did you go on somewhere?
Nope, he wasn’t really drinking. He did give me a lift home, though, and we sang all the way back.

And… did you kiss?
A peck on the cheek.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
He was running late so decided to drive. Little did he know I would have preferred late and boozy, rather than early and sober.

Marks out of 10?
10.

Would you meet again?
Probably not, because we are so different. He is the type of person who gets up at 6am to teach martial arts. That will never be me.

Chris on Agnes

What were you hoping for?
Someone I could have a good laugh with and good food.

First impressions?
Nice, although a bit nervous.

What did you talk about?
We kept talking about what to talk about, and ended up talking about a Netflix series I told her she should watch, Power, about a guy who wakes up one day with a superpower. It’s actually a gangster show.

Any awkward moments?
Agnes kindly pointed out that we don’t have anything in common.

Good table manners?
Good, but she is an incredibly slow eater.

Best thing about Agnes?
In the car she wasn’t afraid to rock out to Run DMC and Lionel Richie.

Would you introduce her to your friends?
I think my friend Jack would really fancy her.

Describe her in three words?
Fun, open, pescatarian.

What do you think she made of you?
Probably thinks I’m far too much of a gentleman and that I eat too fast.

Did you go on somewhere?
I dropped her home.

And… did you kiss?
We did not.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I would have ordered more artichokes.

Marks out of 10?
8.

Would you meet again?
I would, to introduce her to Jack.

Agnes and Chris ate at La Lluna, London N10. Fancy a blind date? Email blind.date@theguardian.com.

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