Will, St. Hilda’s, Physics 1st year

First impressions? 

Her fashionably late entrance left me worrying I had been stood up on a Zoom date – that would have been a new lockdown low. But on arrival she came across as very friendly and wasn’t too awkward about it being a virtual date. 

When I realised I was 3 Stellas down and she was sober, I had to reel in any loose chat. 

Did it meet up to expectations? 

Yes, far exceeded them actually. Lasted way past the designated 40 mins, which I think for a zoom date is a sizeable win. Was nice to have someone new to bitch about Corona to, also. 

Highlight? 

When I found out she preferred Park End to Bridge, meaning both of us opposed our college’s preference. There was some really nice bonding over the overrated bridge smoking area. 

Embarrassing moment? 

When I realised I was 3 Stellas down and she was sober, leading me to have to reel in any loose chat. 

Date in three words? 

Lamenting lost Trinity 

Second date? 

At the time of publication a second date has been secured #coronachirpsecomplete

Trudy, Univ, English, 1st year

First impressions?

 Once we got over the initial awkwardness of actually being on a virtual date, I thought he seemed like a lovely guy (despite mild Tory vibes).

Did it meet up to your expectations? 

For sure, I was expecting it to be painfully awkward but we actually had a nice chat and it was refreshing to talk to someone outside my usual Zoom/FaceTime bubble.

I had to inform him that the idea of me playing any sport remotely well was laughable.

What was the highlight: 

 Reminiscing about our favourite Oxford club nights and imagining the Trinity that would have been (RIP). 

What was the most embarrassing moment: 

When he asked me if I wanted to get a Blue (get a Blue or become a Blue?) during my time at uni and I had to inform him that the idea of me playing any sport remotely well was laughable.

Describe the date in 3 words: 

Chilled, friendly, different. 

Is a second date on the cards: 

Never say never.