Blind Date: Mine machine operator Louise and communications engineer Cameron go on a bar date

Nerves may have affected mining machine operator Louise’s date with communications engineer Cameron, but they still found common ground.

Blind Date: Mine machine operator Louise and communications engineer Cameron go on a bar date

Cameron, 32, says:

Louise got there first. When I got to The Elford, I saw someone sitting alone and wondered if it was my date.

But I still went to the bar and said I had a booking, and they took me to the table, the same table I had seen when I entered.

Camera icon ‘A little concerned’: Cameron. Credit: Alan Chau/The West Australian

We introduced each other. I forgot her name almost immediately, but I remembered it at the end of the evening,

The experience was a bit weird, I guess. I’ve never done anything like this. At first, it was a little awkward figuring out how to talk to each other, but it went pretty well.

I had no idea what to expect. I was a little concerned at first, but I was quite surprised; after the first 10 or 15 minutes, it was easy to talk to her. We also had a drink, and I started to relax a bit, and my nerves started to calm down.

She works in the mines. We both like camping, and I think we have the same taste in music; I play in two metal bands. I think she went to see one of them. But I didn’t talk about my music all night.

Louise is quite outdoors, and so am I. She has a horse. She used to have a couple, which is pretty cool. I like staying active but don’t do much in the winter. I focus on work and music, but in the summer, I play cricket quite competitively, so it takes quite some time.

We exchanged details when we left, and I dropped her off at her home afterward. I’ve been pretty busy this week, but I’ll talk to her in a few days and see if she’s willing to meet again.

Verdict: 7/10

Louise, 31, says:

Being the first blind date I’d ever been on, I was a nervous wreck. I didn’t know what to expect.

I arrived 20 minutes earlier than I thought, but the staff was very helpful and kept me comfortable while I waited. I didn’t mind being so early because I could get my bearings and calm down.

‘Nervous Wreck’ camera icon: Louise. Credit: Alan Chau/The West Australian

Cameron arrived on time; we introduced ourselves and sat down together.

We were both a little nervous at first, but once the conversation started, it flowed pretty well for the rest of the night.

My first impression of Cameron is that I found him quiet but nice, and once we got a little more comfortable, he opened up a little more. I’m tall, and he’s over six feet, so that was a plus.

We talked about our interests; we both love camping and being outdoors. I also adore gaming and traveling; lately, I’ve started hiking and snorkeling. I love the ocean.

We also talked about what we do for work, family, and pets. We had a lot in common, and it was a nice, relaxed conversation.

I can’t quite name the best part of the date as it was all really fun. He talked a little bit about the metal band he’s in. He spoke a little bit about the metal band he’s in. He was very thoughtful and then offered me a ride home, where we connected with our music tastes. I hope to keep in touch with him and see where everything is going.

Verdict: 8/10

Lori J. Kile
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