Blind date: ‘Did we kiss? The better question is how we kissed’

Michael on Dom

What have been you hoping for?
A face out of Caravaggio’s sketchbooks? A frame minimize from the Parthenon friezes? Hopes will have to outpace expectancies.

First impressions?
Excellent. With cocktails on order after I arrived, Dom used to be obviously at the identical web page as me.

What did you discuss?
Our communicate used to be extravagantly digressive. Right here’s a few of it: feeling at house in different nations, Rome in iciness, Catholic households, popping out, that it has turn out to be un-chic to love Timothée Chalamet, peaches, the professor-student dating.

Any awkward moments?
When his wisdom of Australiana outstripped mine. Being Australian is my complete shtick. Take that away and what am I?

Excellent desk manners?
Faultless.

Highest factor about Dom?
He manages to be unstoppably humorous with out sacrificing sincerity. He has an internal heat.

Would you introduce him for your pals?
In a heartbeat. He’d attraction all of them.

Describe Dom in 3 phrases
Dalston’s freshest price tag.

What do you suppose he manufactured from you?
Earnest. Wanting course.

Did you pass on someplace?
He presented to stroll me to the station. (Realize how I didn’t resolution the query?)

And … did you kiss?
The simpler query is how we kissed.

If you might want to trade something in regards to the night, what wouldn’t it be?
I wouldn’t trade a factor. Even the rain added one thing. He lent me his jacket.

Marks out of 10?
10.

Would you meet once more?
We exchanged numbers …

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Dom on Michael

What have been you hoping for?
Both a loose pint or an offer – not anything in between.

First impressions?
Tall, handsome, dressed like an additional in Name Me through Your Identify.

What did you discuss?
Loads: Catholicism, Desolate tract Island Discs, demise row foods, whether or not “Australiana” track is a factor.

Any awkward moments?
In hindsight, I feel my outrage at him (an Australian) no longer understanding who Holly Valance used to be would possibly were a bit of a lot.

Excellent desk manners?
Impeccable.

Highest factor about Michael?
He’s an attractive and engaged conversationalist.

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Thanks on your comments.

Would you introduce him for your pals?
In the event that they promised to be nicer to him than they’re to me.

Describe Michael in 3 phrases
Clever, articulate, captivating.

What do you suppose he manufactured from you?
Amusing, I am hoping?

Did you pass on someplace?
No remark.

And … did you kiss?
He got here all of the approach from Cambridge – it might were impolite to not.

If you might want to trade something in regards to the night, what wouldn’t it be?
Nada.

Marks out of 10?
A cast nine.

Would you meet once more?
Michael is gorgeous, however Cambridge is some distance away.

Michael and Dom ate at The Buxton, London E1.
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