Katherine, 58, property developer, meets Ella, 55, neurological physiotherapist


Katherine on Ella

What were you hoping for?
A relaxed evening. And that she might be the one.

First impressions?
I was struck by how attractive and easygoing Ella is.

What did you talk about?
Where we live, our work, past relationships, music, the election.

Any awkward moments?
There was a group of four behind me who kept screaming with laughter and I really wanted to say something.

Good table manners?
Absolutely.

Best thing about Ella?
Straightforward and grown up.

Would you introduce her to your friends?
I would be delighted to.

Describe her in three words
Warm, responsive, easygoing.

What do you think she made of you?
I think she was a bit surprised by what a pleasant time we had. Me, too.

Did you go on somewhere?
No. Train schedules and work, as well as election results, called.

And… did you kiss?
No.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Given that we knew nothing about each other, theres not a lot Id like to have changed.

Marks out of 10?
8.

Would you meet again?
Id be happy to, but I dont think from a romantic point of view.

Ella on Katherine

What were you hoping for?
Tall, energetic, humorous.

First impressions?
Not my type: shorter than me and quite posh.

What did you talk about?
Politics, opera, property.

Any awkward moments?
Initially, I had trouble masking my surprise at what I perceived to be her age. But I got over it.

Good table manners?
Fine.

Best thing about Katherine?
Admirable previous career running a charity.

Would you introduce her to your friends?
Academic, really, but probably.

Describe her in three words
Pleasant, compassionate, cultured.

What do you think she made of you?
No idea.

Did you go on somewhere?
No.

And… did you kiss?
No.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I would have liked to laugh.

Marks out of 10?
6.

Would you meet again?
Not actively.

Katherine and Ella ate at The Laughing Gravy, London SE1.
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Blind date: I would have liked to laugh
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