Eve, German and Spanish, LMH, 2nd Year

First impressions?

He had a very impressive bookshelf!

Did it meet up to your expectations?

I am no good at blind dates so I was fearing the worst, but I did really enjoy it – a nice break from essay reading!

What was the highlight?

A particularly enlightening conversation about rival drug dealers who used ice-cream vans as a front for an all-out turf war.

“He had a very impressive bookshelf!”

What was the most embarrassing moment?

When he didn’t show up the first time round and I thought I’d been stood up (turns out he just got the times mixed up).

Describe the date in 3 words:

Wholesome, chill and funny.

Is a second date on the cards?

Considering I’m about to go on my year abroad it would probably just have to be as friends!

Thomas, History, Catz, 1st Year

First impressions?

Given that I’d misread the invite link email the day before and accidentally missed our time slot, initially I was just relieved that she hadn’t given up on me.

Did it meet up to your expectations?

“I’d watched one of her YouTube videos before my Oxford interview.”

Talking on Zoom to someone you’ve never met in real life is always going to be a bit strange, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I’d say I was pleasantly surprised, although everything we talked about did inevitably seem to come back to the topic of coronavirus. I suppose neither of us have much else going on in our lives at the moment.

What was the highlight?

In all honesty, the best part about it was just talking to someone new.

What was the most embarrassing moment?

Probably afterwards when I looked her up on Facebook, and realized that the reason why her name seemed familiar was that I’d watched one of her YouTube videos before my Oxford interview.

Describe the date in 3 words:

Chill quarantine chat

Is a second date on the cards?

She’s going on her year abroad in the next few months, so it seems unlikely.