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Find me a date: Leon and Vicky

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

The date: our daters had a meal at Botanico

First impression

Vicky: ‘He was polite and a little quiet, but after a while he opened up.’

Leon: ‘She was very receptive and nice to talk to.’


Vicky: ‘We both like to drink, which is cool. There were things to talk about, but it felt more platonic.

Leon: ‘We had quite few things in common, and bonded over a mutual interest in drinks.’

Awkward moment

Vicky: ‘We discussed this question during the date and joked about it. The date wasn’t awkward.’

Leon: ‘I didn’t think there were any awkward moments.


Vicky: ‘I had to head off, so we took the MRT back. We exchanged numbers before parting ways.’

Leon: ‘I asked her if she wanted to get a drink, but she was busy. So we went our separate ways.’


Vicky: ♥♥♥ ‘Leon was really nice and we could connect, but I wouldn’t say there was anything romantic.’

Leon: ♥♥♥ ‘At the risk of sounding completely deluded, I thought it went quite well. I would want to see her again.’


The atmosphere

‘The restaurant is located in the middle of the Botanic Gardens and is absolutely beautiful.’ – Vicky

The food

‘The chargrilled Tajima wagyu flank was excellent, but I wished the portion was bigger.’ – Leon

The drinks

‘I had their version of a gin and tonic that tasted really good. It didn’t have a harsh alcohol taste, which I appreciate in a cocktail.’ – Vicky

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