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Find me a date: Lincoln and Jing Yi

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 The Chop House

First impression

Jing Yi: 'I was late for the date but he seemed candid and laid-back.'

Lincoln: 'She looked kind of cute. She smelt good, too – that’s an important factor for me.'

Chemistry

Jing Yi: 'It was comfortable, even with the inevitable awkward silences.'

Lincoln: 'It was fine. We could connect and the conversation flowed.'

Awkward moment

Jing Yi: 'He told me that he doesn’t eat meat. When I asked why, he said it’s because he’s too lazy to cut steaks with a knife.'

Lincoln: 'Maybe just once or twice, because we have no mutual friends to talk about.'

Afterwards

Jing Yi: 'I gave him a friendly hug and we exchanged numbers at the train station.'

Lincoln: 'We continued talking after dinner. We really maximised our night, and I managed to take down her number.'

Verdict

Jing Yi: ♥♥♥ 'Actually, it’s a 3.67 because I think we can continue writing to each other but I don’t think we’ll hang out again.'

Lincoln:  ♥ 'She’s very attractive. We understand each other well, and I don’t mind going out with her again.'

The Chop House

The atmosphere

'The restaurant was slightly dark, so the date felt more romantic. It also has a lovely al fresco area.' – Lincoln

The food

'The burrata was good, not overwhelming, and it was nicely plated so we took a lot of photos. The coconut dessert was special, too.' – Jing Yi

The drinks

'The house wine paired really well with the steak.'  – Lincoln 

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