Blind date: ‘He dealt with the fish falling off his taco very smoothly’

Blind date: ‘He dealt with the fish falling off his taco very smoothly’

Esteban on Sofia
What were you hoping for?
A fun night with somebody interesting in a great restaurant.

First impressions?
Friendly, chatty person with a stunning face and a passion for cocktails.

What did you talk about?
Aziz Ansari and how #MeToo scandals changed the way we perceive an artist’s work; culture differences between Mediterranean countries and the rest of Europe. I also managed not to mention that I’m preparing for a triathlon, which I’m very proud of.

Any awkward moments?
After a briefly shy start, conversation flowed.

Good table manners?
Other than the occasional spitting of food, excellent.

Best thing about Sofia?
Very friendly and easy to talk to.

Would you introduce her to your friends?
I think she would get along with anybody, so yeah, why not.

Describe Sofia in three words
Outgoing, passionate and fun.

What do you think she made of you?
Standard Spanish guy wearing skinny jeans, into my politics and a bit opinionated – but hopefully she saw that I know how to have fun, even if I do live in Windsor.

Did you go on somewhere?
We walked around Soho, but didn’t find anything open that had music, so called it a night.

If it weren’t for social distancing, would you have kissed?
That, I guess, I cannot answer.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
To have had the photo session after the date. I would have been much more sassy.

Marks out of 10?

  1. I had a lot of fun.

Would you meet again?
We both boasted about our house parties, so maybe one day we’ll invite each other.

Sofia on Esteban
What were you hoping for?
A fun date and/or a good story.

First impressions?
He was a little nervous at the start.

What did you talk about?
European culture, Windsor, misogyny, the #MeToo movement, tacos, cycling, parties. Some of this in Spanish.

Any awkward moments?
Explaining to the host why I was at the restaurant.

Good table manners?
He dealt with the sea bass ceviche falling off his taco very smoothly.

Best thing about Esteban?
His seven siblings.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Sure.

Describe Esteban in three words
Chatty, engaging, smart.

What do you think he made of you?
That I enjoy Mexican-themed cocktails.

Did you go on somewhere?
We wandered around, gravitating towards bars playing music, but to no avail.

If it weren’t for social distancing, would you have kissed?
Yes.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Actually, nothing. Esteban was great, the food was delicious, just the spark that was missing.

Marks out of 10?
6.

Would you meet again?
I don’t think so.

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