Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Sammi, 32 and Brian, 33

Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Sammi, 32 and Brian, 33 but will romance be on the cards?

Sammi, 32, is a London-based blogger

Sammi, 32, is a London-based blogger

VITAL STATISTICS 

Single, no children.

CURRENT ROLE

Blogger who writes about music and events. 

WOULD LIKE TO MEET 

My ideal man would be London-based like me. There’s something about a London upbringing that is appealing. He has to be able to swap banter, too. 

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Sammi, 32

Dating Past?

I’ve never married — my longest relationship lasted seven years, but I’m single now. My last relationship ended over jealousy, as I was going out more, so I wouldn’t want to meet a jealous type.

Pre-Date Nerves?

I’ve never been on a blind date before, so I was worried about what to expect.

First Impressions?

I don’t want to sound rude, but I knew straight away that Brian wasn’t my type physically.

Looks-wise, I like taller men, and he was quite a bit shorter than me in my heels. But he smiled and seemed friendly, so I didn’t want to run away.

Easy To Talk To?

Yes, very. I was surprised at how easy the conversation was. 

Brian was polite and asked lots of questions. 

We chatted about what we do for a living, where we come from and our plans for the future.

We also talked about relationships and what our usual type is — we both knew early on that there was not going to be any romance, so we could speak more freely.

We are both involved in the music scene, so we had plenty to chat about on that score, too. 

 I think he sees me more as a business associate than a date

Brian is a singer and songwriter. I have no idea if I’d like his music, but I would love to go along to a gig and write about it. It was a friendly, enjoyable conversation.

Embarrassing Moments?

AMY’S VERDICT: 7.5/10 

LIKED?  I think he sees me more as a business associate than a date.

REGRETS? None.

COFFEE OR CAB? Coffee.

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There was a short moment where the conversation fell silent at the beginning of the date — but Brian picked up on that and asked more questions, so it wasn’t too awkward.

Did sparks fly?

No. From the very first moment I knew he was very much only going to be a friend and nothing else.

See him again?

I think it’s possible. We’ve exchanged Instagrams and I will see him as a friend.

What do you think he thought of you?

He saw me as a friend, or even as a business associate — someone who could blog about his music. I wasn’t at all offended by that, though.

We got on well. I think it would have been awkward if one of us had clearly fancied the other. Luckily, we felt the same.

Would your family like him?

Yes, but they would also know right away that he’s not my type.

Brian, 33, is DJ, model, singer and business owner

Brian, 33, is DJ, model, singer and business owner

Brian, 33

Dating Past?

I was in a long-term relationship from the age of 16 to 22, and that ended badly.

Since then, I haven’t had a proper girlfriend, only flings.

I felt badly bruised by the end of that dating experience, and I haven’t found anyone I have clicked with enough to make it worth investing in a new relationship.

Pre-Date Nerves?

VITAL STATISTICS 

Single for six months, no children.

CURRENT ROLE

 DJ, model, singer and business owner

WOULD LIKE TO MEET 

Someone who is smart and funny with lots of energy. I’m not interested in girls who take ages to respond to a text or lack passion.

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 As soon as I saw her walk in, I put her in the friendship zone

I have a saying that nothing will grow from your comfort zone, so it’s good to do things that scare you a bit. But, as a rule, I don’t get nervous.

First Impressions?

If I’m honest, as soon as I saw Sammi walking into the restaurant, I put her in the friendship zone. She had made an effort with lovely make-up and was wearing a satin jumpsuit and heels, but physically she simply wasn’t my type.

You can’t force these things. I have a friend who I know would find her more attractive.

Easy To Talk To?

At first she seemed nervous and quiet, and she wasn’t giving much away, so I said to her: ‘Don’t be nervous; pretend that we are just long-lost friends meeting to catch up’. 

I think that reassured her.

After that, we got on well. Initially, I was asking her questions and it got to the point where I said: ‘I don’t want this to feel like an interview!’ But she said: ‘No, I’m happy being asked questions — it’s nice.’

Then she warmed up a bit and became much more animated when we got on to our shared love of music.

BRIAN’S VERDICT: 8/10 

LIKED? The food and the conversation.

REGRETS? None.

COFFEE OR CAB? Cab

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Embarrassing Moments?

None that I noticed.

Did sparks fly?

No, I don’t think either of us felt attracted to one another, but we got on well as friends.

See her again?

She’s into music so we said we might meet again at a gig. But just after our date, a woman I’ve been seeing on and off for ten months got back in touch to say that she’d like to try again, so…

What do you think she thought of you?

That’s hard. She was like a closed book to start with, but she kept saying: ‘I am glad you’re a nice person’. So that was good.

Would your family like her?

Yeah, she’s lovely and friendly.

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