Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Julie, 59, and Marc, 65 but will romance be on the cards?
- Every week, FEMAIL asks two singletons to report back from their blind date
- This week Julie, 59 and Marc, 65 share the outcome of their date in the UK
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Julie (pictured) has been single for 18 months
I’ve been single for 18 months. I’ve never been married, but I have been engaged a few times and I’ve had boyfriends.
It just didn’t feel right. I wouldn’t say I have a type. It’s more about chemistry — it’s either there or it isn’t.
A few. It’s always nerve-racking going on a date — but a blind date is even worse.
Single, with no children.
I’m a garment technologist, ensuring the fit and quality of clothing is correct.
WOULD LIKE TO MEET
A man of a similar age but who is young at heart and has similar interests to me. I don’t mind if he’s been married or has children — but it would be nice if he was a Spurs fan!
He was already sitting at the table when I arrived and the first thing I noticed was that he doesn’t look his age.
He is tall and slim, which was a relief. I’m not attracted to overweight men. But I knew straight away that I didn’t fancy him, sadly.
JULIE’S VERDICT: 7/10
LIKED? The food was amazing and we both loved it.
REGRETS? Definitely not.
COFFEE OR CAB? Cab.
Easy To Talk To?
So easy and, in fact, as we got chatting, I noticed things about him that made him attractive.
He has lovely shiny blue eyes, for example, and we both like cars and travel. We’d both been to France recently so we discussed that and other destinations we’ve loved.
We’ve also both lost our mums and had a similar reaction: we thought, ‘You only live once’.
So he went on a trip around the world business class, and I bought a BMW convertible.
He has two cars — one classic, the other an Audi.
He also told me about his charity work, which I found interesting and a very worthwhile thing to do.
But despite the conversation flowing, it was more like I was chatting to a mate, rather than someone I fancied.
None at all.
Did sparks Fly?
I’m afraid not. I knew within seconds that he was not right for me in a romantic sense, but no hard feelings.
See him again?
No. He seems like a good guy, but he’s just not my type.
What do you think he thought of you?
He didn’t give much away so I’m not sure. He seems like he has a full and busy life — he had to rush off after an hour-and-a-half to do a charity event, but I didn’t mind.
Would your family like him?
They would know straight away that he wasn’t right for me, but I’m sure they would find him easy to talk to as well.
He has good manners and is very approachable.
But the chemistry just wasn’t there.
I’ve been single for more than ten years. My longest relationship lasted for three years, but that was a long time ago.
I think I’ve been single for so long possibly because I’m looking for someone exactly as described above, and it’s a rare combination.
None at all.
Never married, no children.
Content manager, a mix of project management and journalism.
WOULD LIKE TO MEET
Someone clever, funny, feminine and sexy who likes blokey things such as cars and steam trains. Ideally she enjoys cycling in nice weather and hill walking in foul weather.
Julie arrived on time, which was great — unpunctual people drive me crazy.
She is slim and very well-presented. I hope that doesn’t make her sound like a car in a showroom!
MARC’S VERDICT: 8/10
LIKED? The conversation.
REGRETS? None at all.
COFFEE OR CAB? Coffee, or a drink in the pub!
Easy To Talk To?
Very much so. We talked about the nightmares we’ve had on internet dating and she told me how some men had sent her pictures which were clearly of different people.
She’s got an interesting and glamorous job which has taken her all over the world, so we chatted about some of the places we’d both visited, such as New Zealand and Australia.
None. I waited to see what she ordered first in case she was a vegan or veggie — I didn’t want to order meat if that was the case as that could have ruined the date.
But she wasn’t — she ordered steak tartare!
Did sparks fly?
I’d say 50/50. It was by no means awkward.
There have been some dates where I’ve wanted to get out of there desperately, but it wasn’t the case this time.
Having said that, I don’t think either of us are ‘love at first sight’ kind of people.
See her again?
I’d like to see her again, yes, even as just a friend.
What do you think she thought of you?
I don’t know. She complimented me on my eyes which I thought was nice, and we talked a lot about cars and travel.
She has a place in the French Alps and asked me if I could ski, but I can’t.
And I can only speak schoolboy French, so I’m not sure what she thought about that.
Would your friends like her?
Very much so, she would fit into my circle of pals no problem.
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