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David Tett

Date night: Pizza and politics

Every week, two lucky Londoners get to have a night or day out – and it's on us! We sent Tom and Alastair on a blind date, but did the sparks fly?

By Eddy Frankel

The venue: Dinner and drinks at Bunga Bunga

The couple: Tom (22) is a PR account executive who lives in Golders Green and Alastair (25) is an account manager living in Clapham.

First impressions

Tom said: ‘He was very nice, very friendly. He was good-looking, dressed quite smartly in a nice blazer. But he’s not the kind of guy I normally go for. I don’t know, he didn’t have a beard, and I guess that’s a big thing for me!’

Alastair said: ‘He was a good-looking guy, albeit not what I’m normally attracted to. He was tall, which was a good thing, but I guess he was skinnier than I’d go for. Is that really shallow? He seemed quite nervous, actually.’


Tom said: ‘We talked about work and travelling. We got on really well: it was a nice friendly dinner and there were no awkward moments. He did use a knife and fork to eat bread, though, which was quite funny. It just felt like talking to a friend; there wasn’t that spark.’

Alastair said: ‘There wasn’t really any chemistry, like literally none at all. He was on-edge the whole time. There were a few awkward moments. Turns out he voted Green, and he asked me how I voted, and I told him Conservative... so how do you follow on from that?’


Tom said: ‘We didn’t go anywhere afterwards. I just said goodbye, got into an Uber and went home. We didn’t exchange numbers and I don’t think I’ll see him again.’ 2/5 stars

Alastair said: ‘We had some extra drinks, but then when we said our goodbyes it felt like he ran off. I showed him how to book an Uber and he just jumped in it and left. But he was a really nice guy.’ 2/5 stars

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