Blind date: ‘Did we kiss? You’d need to torture me to get me to answer that’



Juliet on Dennis

What were you hoping for?
An enjoyable and interesting evening with someone new.

First impressions?
A friendly guy who put me at ease straight away.

What did you talk about?
Our families. Motorbikes. The state the country is in.

Most awkward moment?
The selfie.

Good table manners?
We shared our starters, which seemed a perfectly natural thing to do.

Best thing about Dennis?
He is a good talker and a good listener.

Would you introduce Dennis to your friends?
Yes, because he seems to be so easygoing and chatty.

Describe Dennis in three words.
Family-minded and adventurous.

What do you think Dennis made of you?
He must have noticed that I’m passionate about politics.

Did you go on somewhere?
No, the restaurant was in the middle of the countryside and on that night it was -4C.

And … did you kiss?
Yes, we had a little kiss on the lips.

If you could change one thing about the evening what would it be?
Can’t think of one thing.

Marks out of 10?

Would you meet again?
I wouldn’t mind seeing his narrowboat and riding pillion on his motorbike. But don’t tell my children. They are already worried that I might glue myself to a building and get arrested.

Dennis and Juliet on their date.
Dennis and Juliet on their date.


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Blind date is Saturday’s dating column: every week, two
strangers are paired up for dinner and drinks, and then spill the beans
to us, answering a set of questions. This runs, with a photograph we
take of each dater before the date, in Saturday magazine (in the
UK) and online at every Saturday. It’s been running since 2009 – you can read all about how we put it together here.

What questions will I be asked?
ask about age, location, occupation, hobbies, interests and the type of
person you are looking to meet. If you do not think these questions
cover everything you would like to know, tell us what’s on your mind.

Can I choose who I match with?
it’s a blind date! But we do ask you a bit about your interests,
preferences, etc – the more you tell us, the better the match is likely
to be.

Can I pick the photograph?
No, but don’t worry: we’ll choose the nicest ones.

What personal details will appear?
Your first name, job and age.

How should I answer?
but respectfully. Be mindful of how it will read to your date, and that
Blind date reaches a large audience, in print and online.

Will I see the other person’s answers?
No. We may edit yours and theirs for a range of reasons, including length, and we may ask you for more details.

Will you find me The One?
We’ll try! Marriage! Babies!

Can I do it in my home town?
Only if it’s in the UK. Many of our applicants live in London, but we would love to hear from people living elsewhere.

How to apply

Thank you for your feedback.


Dennis on Juliet

What were you hoping for?
Some lively conversation about current affairs and social unrest.

First impressions?
She seemed a very confident lady.

What did you talk about?
Velocette motorcycles! Her father owned one, as did I. From then on we covered so much. How lovely Ireland is. A turtle who lives on the Coventry canal. The suffragette movement. The Jarrow march.

Most awkward moment?
Taking the selfies.

Good table manners?
Excellent: we agreed to share but were so busy talking we almost forgot.

Best thing about Juliet?
Very open and a great conversationalist.

Would you introduce Juliet to your friends?
Absolutely, Juliet will go down a storm.

Describe Juliet in three words.
Confident, attractive, talkative.

What do you think Juliet made of you?
I think I managed to leave a favourable impression.

Did you go on somewhere?
No, it was too late.

And … did you kiss?
You would need to torture me to get me to answer that.

If you could change one thing about the evening what would it be?
It to have been a lunchtime date, which would have given us more time together.

Marks out of 10?

Would you meet again?
Definitely. We have tentative plans for a pillion ride on one of my classic motorcycles, and a trip aboard my narrowboat.

Dennis and Juliet ate at The George, Great Oxenden, Leicestershire. Fancy a blind date? Email

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