Blind date:’ He seemed disappointed’

Did triggers fly when Scott, 46, research nurse, met Ryan, 36, petrochemical consultant?

Ryan on Scott

What were you hoping for ?
For an interesting evening and maybe someone who was OK to have a few drinks with. First impressions ?
Lovely smile , not nervous. What did you talk about ?
Eighties pop and folk music, his vegetarianism, my love of roasted chicken. Any awkward moments ?
No. Good table manners ?
All fine. We shared the starters. Best thing about Scott ?
He built me feel comfortable and was easy to talk to. Would you introduce him to your friends ?
Easily. Hes a lovely guy.

Describe Scott in three words
Warm, cute, intelligent.

What do you think he made of you ?
It was very pleasant. I think he liked me, but well see. Did you go on somewhere ?
We remained for another bottle. And did you kiss ?
A peck on the cheek. If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be ?
He didnt like his bourbon cocktail.( Negroni all the style !) Marks out of 10 ?
A solid 8. Would you meet again ?
I think so. Im not sure about sparks and butterflies, but hes a lovely guy.

Scott on Ryan

What were you hoping for?
No real expectations( though Chris Pratt did come to mind ).

First impressions ?
What a lovely smile. What did “were talking about” ?
Our professions, our countries of birth, his very intriguing upbringing, his dedication to his allotments Im actually considering one now. Any awkward moments ?
I think he appeared disappointed initially, though that may have just been nerves. Good table manners ?
Completely, and attentive with filling wine glasses. Best thing about Ryan ?
That he was completely positive the whole evening.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Without hesitation.

Describe Ryan in three words
Handsome, engaging, enlightened.

What do you think he made of you ?
The conversation never felt awkward, so I can only assume he enjoyed the evening. Did you go on somewhere ?
No, it was going on 11 pm and we had work in the morning. And did you kiss ?
A quick peck on the cheek. If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be ?
Id likely go for a different restaurant due to the lack of veggie options. Marks out of 10 ?
7. 5. Would you meet again ?
Hes a lovely guy, but I think were heading down the friends route here.

Scott and Ryan ate at Bukowski Grill Soho, London W1.

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