Blind Date

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Verity on Vicente

What do you look for in a guy?

Someone who has a good sense of humour, and who appreciates my quirks, rather than judges them….

What was the first thing you noticed about Vincente?

That he was there and hadn’t stood me up as I had feared. Nor did he walk in, see me and leave, which was my next worry.

What did you talk about?

We talked a lot about music, and it turns out we have very different tastes. In my attempt to appear cultured I told him I liked Blues music, and when he asked me which particular artists I could only name the Blues Brothers. He also mentioned Beethoven and I asked him if he had seen the film which didn’t go down well.

If you met him in Willow, would you go home with him?

Since he doesn’t drink or like clubbing, I would say it would be highly unlikely that I would meet him in there. If he did happen to come across me though, I strongly doubt that my faint aroma of sambucca would appeal to him.

Marks out of ten?

6. It was less awkward than I initially feared it was going to be, but I think any longer and the conversation would have run really dry…


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Vicente on Verity

Are you looking for anything serious?

Not really, no. I’m a free spirit and I don’t want to be tied down too much (laughs).

How did she look?

She looked great. The outfit was really lovely and I think she’d made a big effort.

What was the funniest thing she said?

The conversation was excellent actually and that was largely due to her humour. There was an especially amusing moment, when she said she could be a bit blonde sometimes. It doesn’t look that spectacular written down but at the time it was absolutely hilarious and had me in stitches. The date produced one of the most fun conversations I’ve ever had.

What did you have to eat?

I had the bacon bolognese bake. I’d really recommend it – the pasta was perfectly cooked and the meat was very tender. Unfortunately we didn’t go on anywhere after the meal but the food was really super.

Marks out of ten?

Probably an 8. Sadly, like I say, we didn’t get on anywhere else afterwards but she was a lovely girl and it made for a lovely evening.

Dating Update

Tom and Rachel got along like a house on fire on their date last issue. The sizzling passion was palpable. However, the ember soon burned out and after a drunken Facebook conversation the dialogue ceased. Some loves are just not meant to be.

Sponsored by Frankie and Benny’s

Blind Date was kindly sponsored by Frankie and Benny’s, Foss Islands Retail Park, York – situated next to Morrisons and Home Sense. We recommend the potato skins, speciality pizzas and epic burgers, not to mention the vast menu of cocktails and desserts. The perfect ambient setting for a first date as Valentine’s Day approaches, or to take your parents for some decent American-Italian nosh (you may even be able to convince them to fund a food shop whilst your there). Verity even suggested it would be a nice place to start an evening with a group of friends  in York, if you’d rather opt for dinner and drinks than playing Ring of Fire in your student kitchen before a night out!