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Find me a date: Rei and Luke

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

By Megan Sim |
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FMAD Jun 2018

The date: our daters had a meal at La Brasserie.

First impression

Rei: “I was pleasantly surprised that he was an expat, a refreshing change from all the other guys I’ve dated.”

Luke: “She’s a good looking girl. I was definitely physically attracted to her.”

Chemistry

Rei: “Not in a romantic sense, but I can see us keeping in contact as friends.”

Luke: “Perhaps it wasn’t the romantic chemistry that we were both hoping for but we definitely hit it off as friends.”

Awkward moment

Rei: “I struggled to find common ground so I was constantly stressing over what to say next. It helped that he put in effort to keep the conversation going.”

Luke: “I tried to hug her when we parted ways but she wanted to shake hands.”

Afterwards

Rei: “I walked him to the taxi stand at the Esplanade as he’s only been here for five months and would have gotten lost.”

Luke: “We finished eating pretty quickly so I suggested taking a stroll down the river – great company and stunning views.”

Verdict

Rei: ♥♥♥♥ “All the dates I’ve been on are either ‘okay’ or ‘terrible’. This was ‘okay’ so it deserves a four. At least we managed to talk.”

Luke: ♥♥♥♥ “We joked throughout the night and she’s really easy to get along with. I’d be open for more but I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Restaurants, Global

La Brasserie

Raffles Place

The atmosphere

“It’s really romantic and despite being packed, it wasn’t too rowdy. The staff constantly attended to our every need.” – Luke

The food

“Everything was really nice, though I think I got the better end of the deal. The steak that I had was unforgettable.” – Luke

The drinks

“The wine and cider made the night more enjoyable than it already was.” – Rei

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