April 14, 2004

Blind Date Number One

Despite the absence of Cilla Black, I participated in my first ever blind date on Monday. I had recently entered the murky world of Internet Dating, and four emails and a phone call later, a meeting had been arranged.
To get yourself on the site, you just have to answer a series of banal questions about animals and famous people, and declare that you are looking for someone who is 'honest', 'caring', 'affectionate', and has a 'good sense of humour'. Bizzarely enough, it seems that everybody on the site has these qualities, and also is looking for someone with the very same qualities. Shouldn't be too difficult then, should it?
I was contacted by someone calling themselves 'trinity', and before you make judgement on the silliness of screen names, I will admit to having called myself 'bullet', as they were talking about bullets on the TV when I registered. Perhaps I need to reconsider, especially the line about 'from a smoking gun'.
Anyway, going back to to the actual date, I met her at a tube station and we went to lunch. I was very surprised that I wasn't nervous at all, and can only put it down to the sunshine, which always makes me feel calm. She was Canadian, and worked in the City, and to cut a long story short, I didn't find her attractive at all. Towards the end of the date, I was looking forward to going home, as she had a tendency to go on and on about herself, and then throw in a few complaints about her flatmates and Americans, who she seemed to take exception to.
So, all in all, not a great success, but an interesting experience none the less. When I go on my next blind date, I will also write about it, as I have already thought of an imaginative title - 'Blind Date Number Two'.

Blind Date Number Two

Posted by paul at April 14, 2004 12:37 PM