Blind Date: Eileen and Mike talked footy, dogs and teaching over dinner

Mike, 34, says:

It was the primary time for me happening a blind date so it was a bit nerve-racking. I wished to do one thing completely different which is why I utilized for it. It’s just about a traditional date, however you don’t know who you’re assembly.

Mike: wanted to make a good first impression.
Digital camera IconMike: wished to make first impression. Credit score: Michael Wilson/Michael Wilson

I used to be there first. I wished to be a bit early. We began speaking and attending to know one another.

She’s a very nice particular person. I came upon she’s actually closely concerned in work which is sweet. She works with underprivileged youngsters who haven’t actually had the chance to be taught too properly in school.

She got here throughout as a bit shy, and very talkative, which I believe overcompensated for her nervousness. We each get pleasure from AFL and cricket. She performs sport however I don’t, however we each like going to video games. We each get pleasure from going out and going to new locations.

Being lined in tattoos, it was both going to be hit and miss. I requested her if she had any and she mentioned she’s obtained a pair.

I’m not the most important fan of Asian meals in order that made me a bit nervous as a result of I wasn’t certain what I used to be going to eat.

I’m completely happy to go on a date with anyone, that’s what relationship is. It’s important to put your self on the market to strive and meet folks however clearly, in case you don’t have a lot in widespread it’s troublesome and in all probability nothing will come of it. The date didn’t finish in the way in which that I believed it might. We didn’t alternate numbers. I don’t assume the sensation was mutual on her finish.

I’d have liked to exit once more, however I don’t actually assume she was that eager. That was my impression anyway. I might be fallacious and clearly I missed a possibility.

Verdict: 8/10

Eileen, 34, says:

He was there first. I used to be really fairly burdened as a result of I wished to get there 10 minutes early to verify I used to be settled however my rideshare apps saved glitching so I obtained there with one minute to spare.

Eileen: tried something out of her comfort zone.
Digital camera IconEileen: tried one thing out of her consolation zone. Credit score: IAIN GILLESPIE/IAIN GILLESPIE

I obtained taken to the desk, and when he launched himself he simply appeared actually pretty so my stress went away. We each train in numerous capacities; he’s at TAFE and I’m highschool, so we bonded a bit over teaching. We each have dogs, so we talked about that. We talked so much about AFL. My crew is the GWS Giants and he’s Richmond, so we’re rivals.

Mike’s lined in tattoos and had a flanno on. I actually preferred his fashion. He was very edgy. His persona could be very completely different to his fashion. I used to be really very shocked that he was very calm and chilled and actually pretty.

I didn’t go in anticipating to satisfy the love of my life. I simply thought, I’ll go and if that occurs that’s superior and if it doesn’t, at the least I’ve gone and finished one thing completely different and tried to place myself on the market. We’re simply very completely different, which typically is an efficient factor, however I believe we wish various things in our lives and that made it a bit clear to me that though he’s a terrific man and I wouldn’t have minded being pals with him, it in all probability wasn’t going to go additional than that. I believe I’m extra adventurous. I prefer to go exploring, go strive quite a lot of new issues. Whereas, he’s arrange his life that he loves and he’s fairly content material with it. There’s nothing fallacious with both of these issues nevertheless it’s a bit arduous to place these two completely different existence into one.

It was very nice, the dialog actually flowed, we obtained alongside rather well, nevertheless it simply wasn’t a romantic match on the finish of the day. He didn’t ask for my quantity and I didn’t provide, however we left on good phrases and had a little bit of a clumsy hug.

Verdict: 7.5/10