RAZZ decided to celebrate SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week) by arranging some blind dates in the student community! Keep up with the series here.
Ellie warned that she’s “very open so prepare to get to know a lot of personal information… especially after a few drinks”. Maybe a match with “bit of nerd” Katya who wanted someone she could talk to for hours?
Let’s see what Ellie thought first.
I kept my expectations fairly low because otherwise I’d have got super stressed, so I was just expecting (/hoping for) a nice evening with a good conversation over some drinks.
When we first met it took me ages to get served, which was a bit awkward as we just stood not really knowing what to say, but once I had a drink and we sat down the conversation picked up.
We had a great conversation! It seemed like we have a fair amount in common, so we had a lot to talk about.
Mostly about our courses and experiences of being at uni – we both do English so that was a good conversation starter!
I think she’d get on really well with my housemates so sure!
Hopefully similar things to what I thought of her! I felt we seemed to be fairly similar people.
About three and a half hours I think? I personally was happy with that because I did have a class the next day!
2:1 – I had a lovely evening but it didn’t necessarily feel much like a date, it was more friendly.
I would happily meet again, though I felt more like we’d be good friends as opposed to dating one another.
Seems like another date destined to end in friendship. Did Katya agree?
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, I mean, I didn’t even know what gender my date was going to be let alone what they would be like. I was worried it would be awkward or uncomfortable but since I thought it would mostly be people from RAZZ, I could trust them to be friendly enough!
It was surprisingly not that awkward at all! (At least, I didn’t think it was) There were a few lulls in the conversation but apart from that, we found we had a lot to talk about.
How easy it was to talk to her.
Why not? I mean, as a first year, my housemates aren’t my closest friends (even though they’re all lovely people!) but I would introduce her to my friends.
Friendly, interesting, honest
I guess she liked me since we stayed talking for so long and we both definitely could have made excuses to leave if we wanted.
A while, we stayed until the pub closed – it was really nice, we were having a good conversation and we found it easy to talk so I didn’t feel like leaving earlier.
Thank you for saying the people from RAZZ are friendly! Seemed like a top degree date, although maybe not uni sweethearts.