Blind date: ‘She might have thought I was an environment-polluting beer snob’

Huw on Charlotte
What were you hoping for?
A nice evening meeting someone new.

First impressions?
Charlotte was lovely, and seemed to be a fun, talkative person, with good taste in beer and a social/environmental conscience.

What did you talk about?
The futility of dating apps during a pandemic; vegan cheese and burgers v non-vegan cheese and burgers; whether it’s more narcissistic to play yourself in a movie or force someone else to play you; choosing beer based on the artwork on the can/bottle; environmental and business ethics; and support (or lack thereof) for kale and broccoli. All the important topics.

Any awkward moments?
My lack of support for broccoli v Charlotte’s love for it, and Charlotte initially struggling to get her pizza ordered (it all worked out, though).

Good table manners?
Spot on. She even agreed to wait for my food to be delivered before starting hers. Luckily, both arrived within about 60 seconds of each other.

How long did you stay on the call?
About two hours.

Best thing about Charlotte?
Easy to talk to and loves to travel.

Would you introduce her to your friends?
Yes, no reason not to.

Describe Charlotte in three words
Honest, kind, and chatty.

What do you think she made of you?
I hope that I was nice, kind and funny, but probably more likely that I was a broccoli-hating, environment-polluting (due to my current job) beer snob. But in a good way, if that’s possible.

Any connection issues?
None.

And… did you swap numbers?
Yes.

How did the call end?
Charlotte left to watch the footie with her housemates.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
To do it in person, in an actual pub/restaurant. I miss that.

Marks out of 10?
8: I had a nice time, but it being virtual let it down.

Would you meet again?
Yes, hopefully we can go for a drink/some food when places are open and I move to London in May.

Charlotte on Huw
What were you hoping for?
To have a good yarn with a friendly person on an otherwise uneventful Wednesday evening.

First impressions?
A beer snob – you can tell when a tinny is poured into a glass for consumption.

What did you talk about?
Vegan cheese, my desire for 10 children, and Vengaboys.

Any awkward moments?
When I accidentally questioned the ethics of his profession and lifelong dream.

Good table manners?
Perfect. We both battled with floppy pizza, but he held it together well.

How long did you stay on the call?
About two hours.

Best thing about Huw?
Good banter, good taste in beer.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Definitely. He seems like someone who enjoys shooting the breeze during an afternoon in the pub.

Describe Huw in three words
Kind, personable, zealous.

What do you think he made of you?
Probably a bit chaotic and excitable.

Any connection issues?
A few expected freeze-frames, but nothing unmanageable.

And… did you swap numbers?
Surely did.

How did the call end?
I politely excused myself to watch the football.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
That I’d done a better job of tidying my room beforehand.

Marks out of 10?
9.

Would you meet again?
For sure, we’re both in need of some pub exploration.