Food intolerance is the key ingredient to a couple’s ‘great’ date

Cam, 28, says:

It was my first blind date, so a bit daunting from that aspect, but it didn’t take long for us to laugh a little at the oddity of the situation, and then found ourselves talking to each other. It was great. In the end, it seemed like we had been friends for ages.

Jess is adorable, she is super bubbly. Really, really energetic and talkative and does a lot of hand gestures. She is very adamant when she talks about things she likes. It would be impossible not to be drawn into a very nice conversation with her. She’s just such a good conversationalist. We got on very quickly.

We did the “What do you do for a job?” set. What are your hobbies?” and all that but, you know, with some dates, you go through the stages and it’s just boring, but with us, while we were doing that, it was always a lot of fun. I remember just that we were both smiling and laughing the whole time.

She had some of those “date card” questions. The conversation didn’t really die down at all, but every time it did, even for a nanosecond, she would jump in and say, “Well, OK, I’ve got one” and so one of the good ones was, “If you won the lottery, what would be your reaction at the newsagents and what would be the first thing you would buy?” Not the big purchase, the very first thing.

We talked about the foods you shouldn’t eat on a first date. I was like, “These chicken wings look pretty good. But I think I’m just gonna save them for the second date”. So we both made some funny remarks about us being all polite and tactful and everything when it comes to eating pub food. And we thought, ‘If it happens on a second date, then all bets are off.’ Get straight into the food .

We exchanged numbers and saw each other a few messages. I think we probably both feel the same way about it, but it was just a really good night. We really enjoy each other’s company. So I definitely think there’s potential for a second date.

Verdict: 9/10

Jess, 27, says:

It was really, really good. I had a lot of fun. And Cam is awesome. The whole date went so much better than I could have imagined. I couldn’t help but smile the whole way back.

Honestly, I was trying so hard not to think about it. I think the beauty of being a blind date, you don’t know anything about them. And if all else fails, all is well. You owe this person nothing.

I ended up going to the wrong restaurant. I went to the place next door so was a bit late. I noticed Cam’s energy right from the start and he’s also a good looking guy, so I thought “Yeah”. I’m a bit quirky, a bit eccentric, I think that’s probably the best way to describe myself, so it was an instant connection. He’s a really great guy, a great sense of adventure. At one point he hinted that his father had a yacht.

He works as a geologist, which is two for two on the last two dates I’ve had. In fact, I would generally try to avoid dating people who do mining work. I know it’s a very difficult lifestyle to lead, but he told me he doesn’t do FIFO too often. It is only once every two months that he goes there.

He does a book club with his guy friends, which I thought was great. It’s so healthy. He was like, “That’s a little cheesy,” but I’m like, “I love that. That’s wonderful. That’s good.”

He is allergic to cats, but his sister has three cats. I also have my own cat. So we were entering the chat chat. We were talking about break-ins and my first thought was to throw my cat at an intruder.

We shared a creme caramel. I sort of mentioned, “I really shouldn’t have this. I’m pretty sure I’m lactose intolerant. And he’s like, “OMG, the same”. But it was delicious, so no regrets.

I made sure to have her number at the end of the appointment. I messaged him and had a little chat. Hopefully things go a little further. But even if it’s not, it gave me a lot of confidence.

Verdict: 10/10

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