PalatiDates: “Oh God, it’s someone from the Durham Union!”

Luke from Castle and Martha from Grey talk student politics and Welsh land planning on their Zoom blind date.

Luke on Martha

What were your first impressions of your date?

We already kinda knew each other through society stuff. She was friendly and easy to talk to, and she brought gin, which was great because I didn’t feel like the odd one out for bringing wine!

What did you talk about?

Travel, politics, our societies and hobbies.

Who was first to join the call?

I was, but I’m always early so I didn’t think much of it.

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

I’d say something quite calm and relaxed, maybe an evening at Ebony’s or Old Tom’s.

How would they describe you?

Probably talkative, maybe too much so, politically opinionated.

How would you describe them?

Friendly, chill, really interesting – I thought their role at Palatinate sounded great!

What was the most surprising thing about them?

That she’d become more laid back about political arguments since working as a Palatinate editor.

Any awkward moments?

Not really, but when we ended the call and I realised maybe I’d been going on too much.

Would you meet up in person, Covid guidelines permitting?

We already had each other on Facebook. I’d be up for it if she was!

Marks out of 10?

8

Martha on Luke

What were your first impressions of your date?

Oh God it’s someone from the Durham Union!

What did you talk about?

The Durham Union, our favourite holiday destinations and mutual contacts.

Who was first to join the call?

He was. I was having some technical difficulties.

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

Night at 24s.

How would they describe you?

Bit too keen to talk about Union drama.

How would you describe them?

Good conversation until he started talking about Welsh land planning.

What was the most surprising thing about them?

His knowledge of European culture.

Any awkward moments?

Not really.

Would you meet up in person, Covid guidelines permitting?

We’re already friends on Facebook, I would meet up as friends.

Marks out of 10?

7

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