Blind Date: Geologist Cam and store manager Jess clicked and went home with big grins

Cam, 28, says:

It was my first blind date, so it was a little daunting in that regard, but it wasn’t long before we laughed at how weird the situation was, and then we got stuck talking to each other. It was amazing. By the end, it seemed like we had been friends for ages.

Blind Date: Geologist Cam and store manager Jess clicked and went home with big grins

Jess is sweet; she is super bubbly. Energetic and talkative and makes lots of hand gestures. She is very emphatic when she talks about things she likes. It would be impossible not to get sucked into a nice conversation with her. She’s just such a good conversationalist. We clicked very quickly.

We did the whole “What do you do for work? What are your hobbies?” and all that, but, you know, some dates you go through the motions, and it’s just boring, but with us, while we did that, it was still very amusing. I remember that we smiled a little and laughed the whole time.

She had some of those “date card” questions. The conversation didn’t stop at all, but whenever it did, even for a nanosecond, she would jump in and say, “Okay, okay, I’ve got one,” and so one of the good ones was, “If you won the lotto, what would be your reaction at the newsagents and what would be the first thing you buy?” Not the big purchase, the very first.

We talked about foods you shouldn’t eat on a first date. I thought, “Those chicken wings look pretty good. But I guess I’ll put it off for the second date.” So we both made funny comments about being polite and graceful about pub food. And we were like, “If it comes to a second date, all bets are off.” Just go straight into the food.

We exchanged numbers, and we saw each other in a few messages. We both think the same, but it was just a nice evening. We enjoy each other’s company. So I would think there is potential for a second date.

Verdict: 9/10

Jess, 27, says:

It was good. I had lots of fun. And Cam is brilliant. The whole date went so much better than I could have imagined. I couldn’t stop smiling all the way home.

Honestly, I tried so hard not to think about it. I think it’s nice to be on a blind date when you don’t know anything about them. And if all else fails, it’s okay. You owe that person nothing.

I ended up going to the wrong restaurant. I went to the place next door, so I was a little late. I noticed Cam’s energy right away, and he’s a handsome guy, too, so I thought, “Yeah.” I’m a bit weird and quirky; I think that’s probably the best way to describe me, so it was an instant connection. He’s a great guy with a great sense of adventure. At one point, he casually mentioned that his father has a yacht.

He works as a geologist, which makes two for two on the last few dates I’ve been on. I would generally try to avoid dating people who do my work. I know it’s a tough lifestyle, but he told me he doesn’t do the FIFO thing too often. He only goes to the location once every few months.

He does book clubs with his friends, which I love. That’s so healthy. He said, “It’s a little nerdy,” but I said, “I love it. It’s fantastic. It’s great.”

He is allergic to cats, but his sister has three cats. I also have my cat. So we got into the cat chat. We talked about burglaries, and my first thought was that I would throw my cat at an intruder.

We shared a creme caramel. I said, “I really shouldn’t have this. I’m pretty sure I’m lactose intolerant.” And he says, “O, MG, same thing.” But it was delicious, so no regrets.

I made sure to get his number at the end of the date. I emailed him and chatted. Hopefully, things will go a little further. But even if it isn’t, it has given me confidence.

Verdict: 10/10

Lori J. Kile
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