Who'll find love on our blind date? This week it's Laura and David

Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Laura, 34, and David, 34, but will romance be on the cards?

  • Every week, FEMAIL asks two singletons to report back from their blind date 
  • Laura, 34, and David, 34, shared their experience of going on a date in the UK
  • Would you like us to find you a date? Are you a singleton, or is there someone you’d like to send on a blind date? Email: [email protected] 

Laura, 34, (pictured) has been single for four years and has no children 

LAURA, 34

Relationship History

I’ve had three serious relationships, but none lasted longer than a couple of years. When I split from my last boyfriend, I moved to Switzerland for work for three years.

It was difficult to meet someone over there as my French was pretty bad and the town was sleepy.

Pre-Date Nerves?

VITAL STATISTICS 

Single for four years, no children.

CURRENT ROLE

Communications manager.

WOULD LIKE TO MEET

Someone ambitious and adventurous, but who is also modest.

No, I’m used to meeting new people with work. But I enjoyed telling my best friend about the date and I picked out a mini dress and boots to wear.

First Impressions?

I arrived just a few moments before David. He greeted me with a big smile and genuine warmth; I could tell he’s a lovely person.

Easy To Talk To?

We didn’t have much in common. I love football, and support Arsenal, but couldn’t believe he wasn’t interested in it. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love football.

I caught him covertly looking at his phone a few times, as if to check the time. He had mentioned he had somewhere to go afterwards, so I didn’t mind, but perhaps he was also keen for the date to end. I normally put my phone away when I’m with people. That being said, I admired the fact he is clearly ambitious and passionate about his job.

Embarrassing Moments?

No, at least I hope not. I might have talked too much.

Did Sparks Fly?

LAURA’S VERDICT: 2/10

LIKED? He’s driven and easy to talk to. 

REGRETS? None.

CAB OR COFFEE? Cab.

No, not at all. I definitely didn’t fancy him and he wasn’t flirting with me either. At the end of the date, we walked to the station and said goodbye. 

It was a little awkward for a moment as we thought we might be travelling in the same direction. Luckily, we were on different trains.

Would you like to meet again?

Probably not. If I saw him out and about I’d happily go and chat, but we wouldn’t arrange to meet.

What do you think he thought of you?

I suspect I was too corporate for him. He works in the arts and I’ve mostly worked for big firms. And he might think I talk a lot. I got the impression he’s a little shy.

Would your family and friends like him?

Everybody who knows me would realise he’s not a good match for me.

DAVID, 34

Relationship History

I’ve been single for two years. I was in a serious relationship for three years, but we realised we wanted different things in life. Since then, I’ve done some online dating.

Pre-Date Nerves?

I was both nervous and excited. I wanted to make a good first impression so wore smart grey trousers, a shirt and dressy shoes.

VITAL STATISTICS 

Single for two years, no children.

CURRENT ROLE

Self-employed video editor and music therapist.

WOULD LIKE TO MEET

Someone laidback and chilled. I don’t like a controlling person.

First Impressions?

Laura’s not the type of girl I’d usually go for. My type, in physical terms, is more curvaceous. Laura also behaved quite formally in my opinion; she almost seemed like someone you’d meet in an office environment. Still, I’m open-minded. I think we both felt out of place at first, but we got over that quickly.

Easy To Talk To?

We got into some pretty interesting subjects around British culture, politics and Covid, and put the world to rights. We spoke about the Euro 2020 matches and the unfortunate racism that followed, cancel culture and the extreme consequences some people are facing.

I enjoy those kinds of conversations and we did have a bit of banter, too. But I’m into music while she’s into football, so we didn’t have much in common. Laura is dedicated to her work, trying to further her career, which inspired me to keep pushing on with mine.

Embarrassing Moments?

Not at all, thankfully.

DAVID’S VERDICT: 6/10 

LIKED? She’s smart and open-minded.

REGRETS? None.

CAB OR COFFEE? Coffee.

Did Sparks Fly?

There wasn’t any flirting on my side, but while I didn’t see any potential for romance, I did enjoy her company. We didn’t swap numbers and it was a little awkward as neither of us knew how to end the date. We walked to the station, then said goodbye when we went in different directions.

Would you like to meet again?

Maybe socially.

What do you think she thought of you?

I think we probably mirrored each other’s sentiments. We’re both focused on our careers and had mutual respect for our ambitions.

Would your family and friends like her?

She might struggle to fit into my circle of creative people, but they certainly wouldn’t dislike her.

Fancy a posh meal with an eligible single like you? Or would you like to play cupid for someone else? Email your — or their — details and a photo to [email protected]dailymail.co.uk

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