Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Venue sent its very own Fun & Listings editor on a wild blind date. Was it a success? Are they Concrete’s hottest new couple? Or did they despise each other with the fire of a thousand suns?

 

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DAISY ON FREDDIE
What were you hoping for from the blind date?
I was hoping for Johnny Depp, expecting a swamp creature, and resigned to the grim possibility of someone I’d drunkenly snogged at the LCR.
What were your first impressions?
Oh thank God, I haven’t had a one night stand with you.
What did you order?
Waffles with maple syrup. I couldn’t eat all of it so I put the rest in my handbag for later
What did you talk about?
The economy, the Syrian conflict, and who was the best Kardashian.
How were his/her table manners?
He didn’t put his head down and eat from the plate like an animal, so, pretty good.
Any awkward moments?
I think he might have figured out I’ve been watching him for the last few days from a parked car outside his house.
What impressed you?
He can eat a burger in two mouthfuls. That’s the kind of jaw you want in a man.
What merely depressed you?
I told a hilarious story about breaking into my ex’s house and leaving a tarantula in his bed as a surprise for the next girl he went behind my back with, but he didn’t seem to find it very funny. I mean, it bit him! He had to go to A&E! Classic.
Did you exchange numbers/details?
No.
Do you see a future together?
Not unless he’s willing to share a bed with me and seven cats.

 

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What were you hoping for from the blind date?
A good lunch with good conversation.
What were your first impressions?
She looked like a yeti wearing that fur coat!!!!!
What did you order?
Burger with pulled pork. She just had a maple syrup waffle – for lunch?!
What did you talk about?
She had a list of questions to ask me! So we slowly worked our way through all 36 of them…
How were his/her table manners?
She only had two mouthfuls of the waffle so I honestly couldn’t tell.
Any awkward moments?
No awkward silences because we had the riveting list of questions to work through but at the end of the meal, the waitress asked us if everything was okay and she actually said that she didn’t like the waffle, which I thought was very awkward!
What impressed you?
Her blatant honesty; the burger was very nice.
What merely depressed you?
That she’s never stayed in a hotel before. I wanted to book her into Premier Inn but thought she may get the wrong impression. That and hearing all about her ex!
Did you exchange numbers/details?
No.
Do you see a future together?
No, but she’s had her palms read and apparently she’s going to be famous.