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Find me a date: Amanda and Luke

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date...

Delfina Utomo
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Delfina Utomo

The date

Our daters had a meal at Tablescape

First impression

Amanda: “He was chill and laid-back, rather soft-spoken and shy.”

Luke: “She’s kind. I was running errands the whole day and misread the time so I arrived late. She told me not to worry without a hint of annoyance.”


Amanda: “I think as the date progressed, it got a bit better.”

Luke: “We had great chemistry. A lot of laughing and we played along with each others’ dumb jokes.”

Awkward Moment

Amanda: “He was late, but he made up for it by putting in effort to keep the conversation owing.”

Luke: “Besides the initial moment where I was late, none at all. Even when we had nothing to say, we were comfortable sitting in silence.”


Amanda: “We went to grab more drinks at CHIJMES, which is nearby.”

Luke: “We headed to a nearby bar to continue our date. We exchanged numbers after and plan to meet up again over the weekend!”


Amanda: ♥♥♥♥ “He’s friendly, gentlemanly, open and makes conversation. It was a good date and I wouldn’t mind a second.”

Luke: ♥♥♥♥ “Amanda’s a great conversationalist and listener. She’s hella funny too.” 

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • City Hall

The atmosphere

“It was very fancy and quiet, the head waiter, Derek was wonderful.” –Amanda

The food

“The beef cheek was really enjoyable. It had the right tenderness and was absolutely delicious.” –Luke

The drinks

“We just had the house red which complemented the food really well.” –Amanda

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