So, what were you looking for here?
A new experience and just to put myself out there and meet someone for a good chat. If I fancied them, that would be a bonus.
I thought it would be fun to spend an evening with someone I hadn’t a clue about.
What were your first impressions?
Tommy wasn’t really my type but he had good stories and that made the date really interesting.
He’s bubbly and friendly. That’s always attractive.
How was the conversation and what did you talk about?
We spoke about his time in the army, life in Singapore and my love (his hatred) of cooking.
We shared about travel, work, food, family and our pasts.
What was the most interesting thing about him?
That he had worked as a signaller in the air force.
It was cute watching him be under a little pressure and deciding on something he didn’t really want from the menu.
What was his best quality?
His assertiveness. I found him bold and confident.
His desire to be happy.
What did you make of his dress sense?
Fashionable. I’m more of a sweater and jeans bloke.
: Simple and casual. He looked like he spent some time to look good but not too much to come off as vain.
Were there any deal-breakers?
: He’s a student and I’m looking for a guy who has a job and career.
What do you think he thought of you?
I think he liked me. He was very sweet.
Someone approachable and secretly an adventure-seeker.
What were you most worried he would notice about you?
My drinking problem. Well, I did polish off about three-quarters of the bottle.
That I was getting tipsy. I love wine but my tolerance is a joke.
How was the food?
Tasty and quite fancy. I chose London way too quickly. I blame blind-date nerves.
Good and the service was great.
Any awkward moments?
Well, there was another Attitude date going on at the same time and the guy from the other table asked for my number in the toilet. He was gorgeous, I couldn’t refuse.
Not really. It was an enjoyable evening.
Dominic and Padraig dined at M Restaurant, Victoria Street, London.
How did the night end?
With me getting Tom’s number, we are going to meet for a drink.
It was a nice date overall and we gave each other a big hug.
Snog, marry, avoid?
Snog, he’d be a laugh on a night out.
I definitely won’t avoid him but I also don’t think I’ll marry him just yet. A snog sounds pleasant.
Will you meet again?
I don’t think so since he doesn’t live in London.
We swapped numbers so we’ll see. He’s a lot of fun.
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