Table for Two | 'I forgot it was a blind date'
2017-02-23
Richard (Left) Age: 31 Occupation: Associate Producer Jake (Right) Age: 29 Occupation: Student Nurse Why did you decide to go on a blind date? Richard: Dating in London is hard! I've been single for more than two years now and always looking for new ways to meet interesting people. Jake: It was a bit of a spur-of-the-moment decision and I was encouraged by a friend. I thought it might be a fun way of meeting someone new and I believe in doing things that scare you. What were your first impressions? Richard: Relief! He looks normal! Well-dressed, polite and handsome. Jake: First impressions were good, Rich seemed as nervous as I was but after the initial pleasantries we were quickly chatting away and I forgot it was a blind date. How was the conversation and what did you talk about? Richard: Very easy and relaxed from the get-go. Talked about London, travelling, careers, jobs, family - and the late-20's onslaught of middle-class weddings! We covered all the bases, helped by a bottle of waiter-recommended red wine... Jake: Conversation flowed easily, we discussed travelling, our mutual love of London, theatre and even a bit of politics. I particularly enjoyed Rich's insider celebrity gossip from his time working on Broadway. Any awkward moments? Richard: The waitress didn't actually introduce us so it took me a few minutes to relax and be certain that I was actually talking and sat next to the right person... that could have been embarrassing! Jake: Not at all actually. I’d say the wine probably helped with this, and we’re both chatty Cathy’s so there wasn’t really time for awkward silences.   How was the food? Richard: Amazing. We went full out - top points for being a man who's not afraid to order three courses. Starters, steaks and gorgeous dessert cocktails to finish! Jake: The food and service was excellent. Our waiter Ricardo, recommended some great dishes, the fillet steak with chimichurri was delicious. Would your mum like him? Richard: He's a nurse, is polite, with a great sense of humour and he likes a glass of red wine - I am sure she would. Jake:  Oh definitely, my mum’s dead sound, and Rich is a friendly, easy-going kind of guy. Snog, marry, avoid? Richard: Snog - with potential... Jake:  Erm, well I’m going to say snog, Rich is a nice guy, but I don’t really hear wedding bells in the future for us. Will you see each other again? Richard: We exchanged numbers and would be great to grab a drink and chat more another time. Let's see... Jake: Rich seemed like a great guy, I’d definitely like to see him again as friends, but there wasn’t really a romantic connection for me. Date Rating Richard: 8/10 Jake:  7/10 Richard and Jake dined at M Restaurant, Victoria Street, London. If you’re in London and would like to go on a blind date for Attitude’s Table For Two, email [email protected] You can see more Table for Two in the latest issue of Attitude, available to download and in shops now. Print copies are available to order from newsstand.co.uk.   More stories: Colton Haynes shares cute-as-hell bedroom snap with new boyfriend Inspiring story of forbidden love discovered in Word War Two letters between two men