Blind Date: Pharmacist Lewis and teacher Alex bonded over their special skills

Lewis, 26, says:

I wasn’t nervous or anything, more excited nervous. I’ve been on dates before, but not where I didn’t know anything about the person.

I rocked up about five minutes early and sat down and had a drink as Alex rocked. She said she doesn’t come to town much, but I’m the opposite as I’m in Northbridge every weekend to perform. I play in a few heavy metal bands. I have a gig at Milk Bar in a few weeks with one of my bands, Remission.

When I brought up that I played in bands, she said, “what kind of music?” and I said “metal”. She didn’t flinch, which is always a good sign.

There were no awkward pauses in the conversation or anything like that. It went very quickly in a good way. I looked at my watch and it was 8:30pm and then we were talking and I looked at my watch again and it was 10pm.

She’s a teacher, and she built a house and moved in there earlier this year. She also dances and teaches tap dance and teaches at school Monday through Friday. She was just interesting to talk to and there was a lot of back and forth asking questions.

She asked me about my family. I have a few brothers and sisters, and she said, ‘Are you the youngest?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m 26 and then my oldest sister is 29.’ She said, “Is it okay if I’m the same age as your sister?” And I thought, ‘Yeah, I don’t care. That just makes you a cougar.’

She was very nice, but not nice as a generic term. I enjoyed learning about her and talking to her, getting to know her.

Overall, it was one of the best dates I’ve been on in ages. We added each other on Facebook. And then I messaged her that I was having a good time and if she wanted to catch up, I’d like to catch up, and she said she was. Hopefully there will be a second date. I think there will be, so I’m looking forward to it.

Verdict: 9/10

Alex, 29, says:

The general feeling before I got into this was, literally, are they even going to rock or am I just going to sit here and everyone knows why I’m here and in the end I’m sitting alone.

I was a little late finding a parking space. So when I wasn’t the first, it was a little bit better because I knew right away he was there.

It’s a little awkward at first because you literally don’t know anything. I remembered his name because I deliberately tried. Otherwise it would probably have left me pretty quickly, I think. We started chatting and got the small talk out of the way. He was really sweet. So he exceeded my expectations because I guess you expect the worst but hope for the best.

We joked about why we got together because he plays music in a band – he’s a drummer. I thought it was pretty cool that he makes music. I made music during high school and college. But quite the opposite, I did classical violin. His brother is a music therapist and I thought that was a really cool career. And we both realized that we worked in different cinemas, but we worked in the cinemas through uni, so we talked about some funny experiences and walk-ins in the cinemas that we probably shouldn’t have seen.

We talked about interesting skills that we have and his interesting skill was that he is good at fixing staplers and he can count very well in 28s. He’s a pharmacist so most of the recipes were in 28 so he knows all his multiplications in 28. I don’t really have a special ability. I can keep plants alive.

We’ve been there for ages. We felt like we were kicked out towards the end because we ended up being the last people in the restaurant. It was a good day because otherwise we were both joking about how we probably would have left very soon if we hadn’t.

We added each other on Facebook and we messaged each other. We both said we’d like to catch up again.

Verdict: 8.5/10

Lori J. Kile
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