Blind date:’ He probably believed I was a crazy-haired chatterbox’

Did TV production student Charlotte, 22, trigger with taxation adviser Alastair, 27?

Charlotte on Alastair

What were you hoping for?
A nice evening out with good food and company.

First impressions ?
Friendly, great smile and chatty. What did you talk about ?
Jobs, university, our families and our political views. Any awkward moments ?
Surprisingly , no: we talked and talked the whole time. Good table manners ?
Very good. Apart from his wine-pouring skills. Best thing about Alastair ?
He attained me laugh and was interesting to listen to. Would you introduce him to your friends ?
Yes, most definitely. I think he would get along with a few of them very well.

Describe him in three words
Engaging, fun, interesting.

What do you think he made of you ?
Probably a crazy-haired chatterbox. Did you go on somewhere ?
No, but we ordered another bottle of wine and didnt leave the restaurant until midnight. And … did you kiss ?
Maybe… If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be ?
That the night didnt end so quickly, because we could have carried on talking. Marks out of 10 ?
8. Would you meet again ?
We plan to meet again and exchanged numbers.

Alastair on Charlotte

What were you hoping for?
To be swept off my feet.

First impressions ?
Blue hair! What did “were talking about” ?
Family, tattoos, Harry Potter, the Coliseum, social pressures, womens football, taxation and baked beans. Any awkward moments ?
Im going out on a limb and saying not a single one. Good table manners ?
Faultless. Best thing about Charlotte ?
Her smile, and really good conversation. Would you introduce her to your friends ?
Sure.

Describe her in three words
Happy, charming, grounded.

What do you think she made of you ?
God, he talks a lot of nonsense. Beyond that? Floppy hair and smiley. Did you go on anywhere ?
No time! We stayed in the restaurant so late, we just rubbed on to our last trains. And … did you kiss ?
Yep. If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be ?
Maybe a smidge less wine? Marks out of 10 ?
8. 7. Would you meet again ?
On Tuesday.

Charlotte and Alastair ate at Stuzzico, London W2.

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