Blind date:’ He ordered a steak the size of my face’

Designer Dan, 26, and journalist Andre, 25, talked LGBT football, cycling while inebriated and transgressed shoes but did they hit it off romantically?

Dan on Andre

What were you hoping for?
A three-course dinner and a bottle of home red.

First impressions ?
A fantastically dry humour, a nice smile and very good at velocity ordering. What did you talk about ?
Our grandparents, his LGBT football team and our love of cycling while inebriated. Any awkward moments ?
He ordered a steak the size of my face and couldnt finish it, so promptly offloaded some of it on to my plate. Good table manners ?
He let me order the whiskey like a true gent. Best thing about Andre ?
His singing. Would you introduce him to your friends ?
Yeah, of course hed get along with them.

Describe him in three words
Eloquent, witty, driven.

What do you think he made of you ?
Someone who steals toilet paper from run( I dont !). Did you go on somewhere ?
No. We both had work off the next day, so maybe we should have… And … did you kiss ?
Just a hug. If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be ?
I would have preferred it if all of his friends werent Whatsapping him about how our date was going! Marks out of 10 ?
8. 5. Would you meet again ?
Weve schemed a rendezvous at Horse Meat Disco, but probably just as mates.

Andre on Dan

What were you hoping for?
Good company and good wine.

First impressions ?
Relaxed and smiley. What did you talk about ?
Sadiq Khan, Saabs and nightclubbing on your own. Any awkward moments ?
My shoe broke as I entered the restaurant, but I dont think he noticed. Good table manners ?
He sat very patiently as I desperately tried to finish a steak the size of my face. Best thing about Dan ?
Hes got a good vibe.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Without hesitation.

Describe Dan in three terms
Intelligent, chilled, confident.

What do you think he made of you ?
That I can eat a lot. Did you go on somewhere ?
Id been up since 5am, so we just stayed until the place shut. And … did you kiss ?
Nope. If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be ?
I wouldnt have feed so much. Marks out of 10 ?
8. Would you meet again ?
Weve arranged a night out as friends.

Dan and Andre ate at Boisdale of Belgravia, London SW1.
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