Emily (21), a fourth year American Studies student and Alex (21), a third year Ancient History student, met for a free drink in JCs. Here’s what they had to say afterwards.
What’s your favourite feature of a guy/girl? And did they have it?
E: Intelligence, yes
A: Someone who can hold a good and intelligent conversation, yes definitely.
Were you attracted to the person?
E: He’s not really my type but beauty is in the eye of the beholder
What did you think of their choice of drink?
E: He had a Strongbow and as I’m from the West Country and a big fan of good cider I wasn’t that impressed with the Strongbow.
A: Sauvignon blanc, very classy.
How long did the date last? Did you want it to last longer or end sooner?
E: I think it lasted about 5 hours, was kind of tired so could have done with an early night but otherwise was all good
A: A few hours, no I thought it lasted the perfect amount of time to get to know someone new.
Did you kiss? Or was there any potential for a kiss…or more?
A: No, maybe.
Out of ten, how would you rate the date?
Any chance of seeing each other again?
E: Probably not
A: Hopefully maybe
Were there any turnoffs?
E: His choice of drink
A: No not at all, but they haven’t read the hobbit but I can probably forgive them for that.
We send our blind date couples to JC’s bar and coffee shop, which serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, speciality coffees, pub meals, panini and homemade cakes.
All of our blind date couples receive a complimentary drink courtesy of JC’s.
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