Table for Two | 'A guy from another table asked for my number in the toilet'
2017-08-04
Tommy: (left) Age: 25 Occupation: Advertising student Benjy (right) Age: 23 Occupation: Journalist So, what were you looking for here? Benjy: 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. Tommy: I thought it would be fun to spend an evening with someone I hadn’t a clue about. What were your first impressions? B: Tommy wasn’t really my type but he had good stories and that made the date really interesting. T: He’s bubbly and friendly. That’s always attractive. How was the conversation and what did you talk about? B: We spoke about his time in the army, life in Singapore and my love (his hatred) of cooking. T: We shared about travel, work, food, family and our pasts. What was the most interesting thing about him? B: That he had worked as a signaller in the air force. T: 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? B: His assertiveness. I found him bold and confident. T: His desire to be happy. What did you make of his dress sense? B: Fashionable. I’m more of a sweater and jeans bloke. T: 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? B: He’s a student and I’m looking for a guy who has a job and career. T: Not really. What do you think he thought of you? B: I think he liked me. He was very sweet. T: Someone approachable and secretly an adventure-seeker. What were you most worried he would notice about you? B: My drinking problem. Well, I did polish off about three-quarters of the bottle. T: That I was getting tipsy. I love wine but my tolerance is a joke. How was the food? B: Tasty and quite fancy. I chose London way too quickly. I blame blind-date nerves. T: Good and the service was great. Any awkward moments? B: 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. T: Not really. It was an enjoyable evening.

Dominic and Padraig dined at M Restaurant, Victoria Street, London.

How did the night end? B: With me getting Tom’s number, we are going to meet for a drink. T: It was a nice date overall and we gave each other a big hug. Snog, marry, avoid? B: Snog, he’d be a laugh on a night out. T: 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? B: I don’t think so since he doesn’t live in London. T: We swapped numbers so we’ll see. He’s a lot of fun. 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’s August issue. Buy in printdownload or subscribe. More stories: Scream’s top 10 most iconic deaths ranked Celebrity Big Brother’s Jordan caught without his pants on