Who'll find love on our blind date?

Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Jenny, 32, and Paul, 30, but will romance be on the cards?

  • Every week, FEMAIL pairs up two singletons to go on date before reporting back 
  • Jenny, 32, and Paul, 30, this week conducted their meeting virtually 
  • Would you like us to find you a date? Are you a singleton, or is there someone you’d like to send on a blind date? Email: [email protected] 

Jenny, 32

Jenny, 32 

VITAL STATISTICS

Single for three years, no children.

Current role: Global approvals consultant for electronic products.

Would like to meet: A chivalrous, traditional guy.

Jenny’s Verdict: 8/10

LIKED? Laughing with Paul.

REGRETS? We couldn’t meet in real life.

SEE HIM AGAIN? Yes. 

DATING PAST

I’ve been in a couple of long-term relationships, but over the past three years I haven’t found anyone who I’d like to go out seriously with. I’ve used dating apps and even been speed-dating.

PRE-DATE NERVES?

I was cautious because, after reading my date’s profile, I was left with the impression he was supremely good- looking. He also models. However, I’ve been on so many first dates, I don’t get overly nervous any more.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS?

Paul is good-looking and it was obvious he’s in good shape; always a plus. I put on a black dress with a gold panel down the front. Paul was wearing a smart polo shirt.

EASY TO TALK TO?

We chatted for more than two hours and discussed what an ideal relationship should be like.

It may be old-fashioned, but I prefer men to take the lead and women to be more feminine — still equals, but playing to their gender. Paul seemed to have a similar outlook.

Outside of work Paul is into martial arts and had me in fits about his stint as a topless waiter.

EMBARRASSING MOMENTS?

I enjoyed white wine and a curry while Paul stuck to rice cakes and dark chocolate.

For six months of the year he follows a calorie restricted diet which sounds like it revolves around broccoli and chicken breast. He couldn’t even have a drink, while I pretty much polished off a bottle of wine.

I think he was hoping I’d get drunk and embarrass myself, but luckily I managed to stay coherent.

DID SPARKS FLY?

It’s hard to tell over a computer screen, but we definitely got on well. He has a great body and has a dry sense of humour.

WOULD YOU MEET IN PERSON?

Yes, but we live quite far apart so I’m not sure how or when that will work, especially with lockdown.

WHAT DO YOU THINK HE THOUGHT OF YOU?

He implied he liked me and had a good time talking to me. He told me he expected to get bored after 20 minutes, so I’m glad it went better than he anticipated. Paul suggested we swap numbers.

WOULD YOUR FAMILY LIKE HIM?

My family and friends are easy going, they’d get on with Paul. 

Current role: Postman.

Would like to meet: A woman who is healthy, naturally beautiful and totally down to earth.  

DATING PAST

The longest relationship I’ve had was 18 months which ended two years ago.

I prefer meeting women in real life. On the apps, women are either too serious or not serious enough. As a postman, my job is sociable so I do naturally meet people from all walks of life. Also, I do concentrate on my health so anyone I date has to be healthy, too.

PRE-DATE NERVES?

When I casually mentioned to a friend I was having a virtual date, he advised me to think of some interesting back-up questions in case it wasn’t going well. But I’m used to video chats. It’s how I keep in touch with my sister and 18-month-old nephew.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS?

When I saw the top half of Jenny on screen, it was clear she’s a pretty girl. She’s naturally attractive.

Paul’s Verdict: 8/10

LIKED? How relaxed it was with Jenny.

REGRETS? No.

SEE HER AGAIN? Yes. 

I remarked on Jenny’s green eyes which are my favourite eye colour. Her smile was nice, particularly her lips as they’re plump and without any artificial enhancement. I don’t like fillers.

EASY TO TALK TO?

I made Jenny laugh, but at times I wasn’t sure if she was laughing at me or with me. I sat upstairs in my room on my old gaming chair. It rocks back and forth, which made Jenny laugh.

We talked about our love of animals. I would have shown her my dogs if they hadn’t been sleeping downstairs.

I’m on a strict diet at the moment, and felt bad when Jenny ordered her curry. I didn’t want to leave her in the lurch so joined her by having some rice cakes and dark chocolate.

It was difficult to end the date after two hours.

EMBARRASSING MOMENTS?

No, nothing springs to mind, it went pretty smoothly.

DID SPARKS FLY?

I think so. Jenny is moving to a different town and we’re still under lockdown, but if she’s interested in meeting in real life (and I think she is!), I’d love to.

WOULD YOU MEET IN PERSON?

Yes, definitely.

WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE THOUGHT OF YOU?

I don’t think she hid it very well; Jenny liked me. The clues were pretty clear to me, her general body language was very open and there were a couple of other hints, too.

WOULD YOUR FAMILY LIKE HER?

Yes, they would. She’s very down to earth and they’d like how we naturally click.

Would you like us to find you a date? Are you a singleton, or is there someone you’d like to send on a blind date? Email: [email protected] 

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