Kate and Ethan are going to Blind Date’s longest date, clocking in at 10 hours.
Ethan, 27, says:
I got there first but I only beat her by about a minute. She was right behind me. We started off at a table and it was really close to the band, so couldn’t really hear each other and then one of the staff brought us around the corner and that was way better. We started off with, “What do you do for work? How do you like it? Are there any foods you don’t like, and foods you do like?”.
It was nerve racking at the start. It was the unknown that was the scariest part about it.
But a few minutes into the date, it was fine. She made me feel super comfortable, just with her smile, and she would speak and then the conversation would just continue.
She’s just so easy to get along with. Her personality is very bubbly and she’s a very funny girl.
She works in HR. I think she’s studying to get a promotion or something within that field. She doesn’t like seafood, which is the same as me.
We ordered a lot of food. But we were talking so much, so we didn’t eat it all.
We exchanged Instagrams. And then we exchanged numbers as well. We’re actually still messaging now. I hope we go out again.
We actually stayed out until four o’clock in the morning. We met up with some of her friends after The Globe closed.
We went to a couple of bars and it got to about four o’clock and I was, like, ready to die because I went to work at four o’clock that morning as well, so I’d been up for 24 hours straight .
She was like, “Are you OK if we go home now?”. And I was like, “I’m so ready for that”. I’m glad neither of us had work the next day because I felt rotten.
I got a bit nervous about meeting her friends but she introduced me to all of them. And then she made sure I was very comfortable and she was always involving me in the conversation rather than leaving me alone.
The whole thing was good. No awkward silences. Nothing but laughter. And just good conversation all around.
Kate, 24, says:
We had a lot of fun. It was a really good time.
Straight away, we both kind of bonded over how nervous we were at the start. And then we were just chatting about our interests, our work.
We had some common interests in terms of where we want to travel. We are both keen to go to Japan. I really want to go skiing there one day.
We were sitting at a high table to begin with. It was a little bit noisy. So then the staff asked us if we wanted to move to a different spot.
He was so friendly. He was just really easy to get along with and I felt pretty comfortable with him. The conversation flowed really well and was super easy. And I felt like neither of us was sitting there waiting for the other person to say something.
We always had something to talk about. Not that I really struggle with that, personally.
I can’t remember what it was. But there was one thing that we were laughing about and the banter was going back and forth. And I was almost in tears laughing; it was so funny but I actually can’t remember what it was.
After we left The Globe, we ended up meeting my housemate. She was already out in the city. I was messaging her beforehand and I was like, “So if this is shocking, I’m going to message you. And I’m going to come meet you out”.
And then she’s like, “If it’s really good and you like him and he gets on with you, invite him out afterwards”. So I did.
I didn’t know the other people, so it was kind of an extension of date. So I was chatting to Ethan and most of the night anyway. My housemate thought he was lovely. She thought he was really friendly and everything and she was like, “It seemed like you can just have an easy conversation with him”.
Ethan and I have been messaging since the date. Probably we’ll catch up again. Whether it’s more of a friendship, I’m not 100 per cent sure. But we’ll see what happens.