PalatiDates: “I’m not sure what I was hoping for but I definitely found it”

Rose and Florence, Theology and History students from Grey, meet for a blind date at The Rabbit Hole.

Rose on Florence

What were your first impressions of your date?

Tall, shy, and they had good hair!

What did you talk about?

Our friends and her favourite Chinese place back home.

How would they describe you?

Talkative, bubbly, messy eater.

How would you describe them?

Shy, warm, fan of dumplings.

Most awkward moment?

When her and the waiter corrected my pronunciation of “gyoza”.

Which Durham college would you place them in and why?

Chads — they’re friendly and polite and seem very well read.

If they were a Durham night out, which would they be?

Cosy pint at the Victoria Inn.

What were you hoping for? Did they deliver on your expectations?

I’m not sure what I was hoping for but I definitely found it.

If you could change one thing about the experience, what would it be?

We didn’t have room for dessert which was a shame. 

Would you introduce them to your friends or family?

100%, yes.

Would you like to see them again?

Yes.

Marks out of 10?

10

Florence on Rose

What were your first impressions of your date?

 Very smiley and energetic!

What did you talk about?

Our favourite restaurants, our expectations for Lumiere and homemade dumplings.

How would they describe you?

Mostly relaxed, quite quiet.

How would you describe them?

Engaging and charismatic.

Which Durham college would you place them in and why?

 Cuth’s — I think they’d like living between the cathedral and the river.

If they were a Durham night out, which would they be?

Monday night Osbourne’s — fun and very gay.

What were you hoping for? Did they deliver on your expectations? 

A good meal and a good conversation, and they more than delivered.

If you could change one thing about the experience, what would it be?

I would have ordered dessert to spend more time together. 

Would you introduce them to your friends or family?

Absolutely!

Would you like to see them again?

As soon as possible!

Marks out of 10?

10

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Illustration: Anna Kuptsova

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