RAZZ Blind Dates: “I have the tendency to be awkward”

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.

Britt was looking for someone “who gets intersectional feminism” and will share her love of hummus and cats. Millie hoped for someone who would make her laugh and was also sensibly planning for the future, keen to date someone with “no silverfish in their house.” From the outset, they both seemed to be unified by a mutual dislike of tories. Was this enough for a successful date though?

First up, let’s hear from Millie…


What were you expecting from the date?

A nice evening, or at least a funny anecdote if it was disastrous.

Any awkward moments?
Only an eyelash falling off and my drink throwing itself in my eye, hopefully more entertaining than embarrassing.
Best thing about your date?
Seemed genuinely interested, so open and talkative, and had the same views on the important things, excellent taste in denim jackets.

What did you talk about?

Mutual dislike of tories, state of student housing, Demi Lovato, and pet peeves (siblings).

Would you introduce them to your housemates?

Definitely.

Describe your date in three words.

Gorgeous, hilarious, interesting.

What do you think your date thought of you?
Friendly, warm, bad taste in beer.
How long did the date last? Were you happy with that?
Four hours? Until last orders were called- longer than most dates I’ve been on, so definitely happy with it.
What degree classification would you give your date? (1st/2:1/2:2/3/FAIL)
2:1
Would you meet again?
Yes, maybe somewhere where we weren’t getting in the way of the pool players.

This seems like a really promising account of the date. Let’s hope Millie’s bad taste in beer didn’t prove to be a deal breaker for Britt.

What were you expecting from the date?

Even though I was excited by the idea of a blind date, I had fairly low expectations! I didn’t expect to meet my future wife but I had the mindset of “if it’s good, amazing, and if it’s bad then I’ll have a funny story to tell people”.

Any awkward moments?

There were a couple of silences but they didn’t really feel awkward because they didn’t last long at all – my date handled them well and she said to me outright “heads up – I have the tendency to be awkward”, and it was super reassuring because same.

Best thing about your date?
How much we had in common! We didn’t run out of things to talk about because any time she’d say something I’d have a similar story / vice versa 🙂 even though there wasn’t a romantic vibe we both agreed that we got along amazingly.

What did you talk about?

We talked about our parents, siblings, our coming out stories and (obviously) gay films that we love.

 

Would you introduce them to your housemates?
Yes!
Describe your date in three words.
Funny, talkative, silly (in a good way).
What do you think your date thought of you?
I think she liked me too and had a good time (I hope).
How long did the date last? Were you happy with that?
We stayed until closing at 11pm and for me it was the perfect length.
What degree classification would you give your date? (1st/2:1/2:2/3/FAIL)
2:1
Would you meet again?
Yes, as friends! We messaged after and have said we’ll go for a non-date drink some time 🙂

While it seems like this won’t be the start of a great love story, it could be the start of a wonderful friendship. Sending best wishes to Britt and Millie for the future!


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