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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Cherpse! Daniel and Lindsay

Continuing our series of virtual blind dates, Cherwell is bringing love to your computer screen. Introducing Daniel and Lindsay...

Daniel, English, University, 2nd Year

First impressions:

Extremely awkward, for some reason we ended up messaging for ages with the audio on but cameras off, very bizarre, just heard a lot of breathing! Probably a result of my lousy personal skills.

“We knew some of the same people.”

Did it meet up to your expectations? 

I mean, I don’t really know what my expectations were…

What was the highlight: 

We knew some of the same people.

What was the most embarrassing moment: 

We knew some of the same people.

Describe the date in 3 words: 

Embarrassing, awkward, but she was sweet (that’s six)

Is a second date on the cards: 

Alas no.

Lindsay, Music, Keble, 1st Year

First impressions?

If this was an episode of ’Take Me Out’ he wouldn’t get a “blackout” straight away but he might be needing some “Paddy love” by the end. 

Did it meet up to your expectations? 

It was a pleasant conversation when we eventually started talking. (First 30 mins were spent Zoom-texting one another – but you know, each to their own). A sweet guy but pretty much zero banter which was a non-starter. All in all, he is probably the perfect guy – just not for me.

“I got called ‘niche’ – I’m taking it as a compliment.”

What was the highlight: 

The end.

Only joking! Probably when I got called ‘niche’ – I’m taking it as a compliment. 

What was the most embarrassing moment: 

When he declared that he hates Christmas.  

Describe the date in 3 words: 

Not totally shambolic.

Is a second date on the cards: 

Hmm… probably not.

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