Blind Date

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra

In a bid to try and help more Swansea students find love this Valentine’s, we decided to matchmake two blind dates for you this issue.

RELATIONSHIPS Blind date Sam and Matt

Sam (24), a PhD Economics student and Matt (22), a fourth year American Studies student, met for a free drink in JCs. Here’s what they had to say afterwards.

Why did you agree to go on a blind date?

S: Me and my flatmate have agreed to try to do something that we have never done before every month, for the next 12 months. I had never been on a blind date, and hadn’t done “something new” this month.

M: Because drunk me thought sober me needed to get out more.

Were you attracted to the person?

S: Sadly not. Although he did seem like a nice guy.

M: He wasn’t really my type.

Did you get drunk? And if not, do you wish that you did?

S: I didn’t.

M: By drink 2 I was pretty tipsy, so embarrassing.

How long did the date last? Did you want it to last longer or end sooner?

S: About an hour, which was fine.

M: Like an hour.

What did you think of their choice of drink?

S: Cider, you can’t go wrong with cider, right?

M: I can’t remember, so it must have been underwhelming.

Did you kiss? Or was there any potential for a kiss…or more?

S: No, no, and definitely not.

M: No way Jose.

Out of ten, how would you rate the date?

S: 4

M: 6.5

Any chance of seeing each other again?

S: Maybe as friends.

M: Who knows where life will lead us.


RELATIONSHIPS Blind date Heather and Laura

Heather (21), a fourth year American Studies student and Laura (19), a first year Ancient History and Egyptology student, met for a free drink in JCs. Here’s what they had to say afterwards.

Why did you agree to go on a blind date?

H: Never been on one before so thought why not give it a go!

L: Thought it would be fun and a good way to meet new people.

What were your first impressions?

H: I liked her style.

L: She was funny and cute.

How long did the date last? Did you want it to last longer or end sooner?

H: It was about 1.5hours because I had somewhere to be but I think we could have chatted for longer.

L:  About 2 hours, it was about the right amount of time.

Funniest moment?

H: The fact that we spent 10 minutes trying to find each other and freaking that the other hadn’t turned up.

L: Both realising we loved Alex Kingston at the exact same time or when I threatened to walk because she liked peanut M&Ms.

What was your favourite thing about the person?

H: She’s really bubbly and pretty easy going.

L: Her sense of humour.

Were there any turnoffs?

H: Nothing major but she likes cats.

L: She liked peanut M&Ms.

Out of ten, how would you rate the date?

H: 8/10

L: Probably an 8 or 9.

Any chance of seeing each other again?

H: We exchanged numbers, so I think so yeah.

L: Hope so, we exchanged numbers.


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.

If you would like to take part in a blind date, please contact Shannon and Faye on waterfrontrelationships@swanseastudentmedia.com

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