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Blind date: ‘She quickly asked me to stop talking about Star Trek’

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What were you hoping for?A fun evening, a nice dinner and a good story to have in the end. First impressions?A bit nervous but sweet. He said that he chose the table by the bar instead of the one by the window in case...

Blind date: ‘I guessed she was 10 years younger but she thought I was older than I am’

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What were you hoping for?Lively conversation with an attractive, astute man whose family is central to his life. First impressions?A good head of hair and a friendly smile. What did you talk about?Creativity. His work...

Blind date: ‘I wish I hadn’t gone into so much detail about my star sign chart’

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What were you hoping for?Anything even marginally better than the dating apps. Good food and company would be a great bonus. First impressions?I was quite nervous but we broke the ice quickly because we laughed about ...

Blind date: ‘I spied her hiding at the bar, getting a pep talk from the host’

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What were you hoping for?A different sort of evening, good company and maybe a little more. First impressions? Great head of hair, nice eyes, inquisitive and very well mannered. What did you talk about?A lot! The fact...

Blind date: ‘I persuaded him to read his poetry aloud just as the waiter came over’

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What were you hoping for?Honestly, to be proposed to. First impressions?Terror – she claimed we had matched on a dating app before. What did you talk about?We spoke about a range of topics, but I can say that Sienna i...

‘People were always trying to fix her’: the ‘blind enchantress’ who wowed Mozart

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Millions across the world watched cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason play at Megan and Harry’s wedding. But only a tiny fraction of those viewers would have known the haunting Sicilienne with which his performance begun, or t...

Blind date: ‘I think she liked me. There may have been a little kiss’

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What were you hoping for?To enjoy my blind date’s company, some chemistry between us and ultimately have a pleasant evening with lots to talk about. First impressions?Attractive – she had a positive demeanour about he...

Blind date: ‘One of the waiters seemed to be chatting us up, but that was awkward for him, not us’

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What were you hoping for?A hoot. First impressions?She has a lovely, soft American accent, and made me comfortable quickly. What did you talk about?Being bisexual. Her astute American observations on British people. H...

Blind date: ‘I thought she was an absolute babe – and out of my league!’

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What were you hoping for?An interesting chat and a 10/10 “how we met” story for the wedding speech. First impressions?Very open, friendly and wanting, like me, to make the most of the free food. What did you talk abou...

Blind date: ‘I couldn’t hear him chewing – that’s always a good sign’

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What were you hoping for?To meet someone who was good company and easy to talk to (and some chemistry would be a bonus). At worst, make a new friend. First impressions?Really warm, a tad nervous, but friendly. What di...

International Women’s Day is blind to the greatest threat to women – Australia’s welfare system

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International Women’s Day is upon us, and along with it the endless gabfests about women’s equality, mostly led and attended by women in suits. Increasingly we’re seeing women’s safety feature in the discussion and cu...

Blind date: ‘She ordered four shots of tequila before she’d sat down to dinner’

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What were you hoping for?Good food, decent chat, to avoid being embarrassed in a national newspaper. First impressions?Very strong. Jenn had ordered four shots of tequila before she even sat down. What did you talk ab...

Blind date: ‘He wasn’t drinking, but looked lovingly at – and sniffed – my glass of wine’

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What were you hoping for?If not the love of my life, then at least a couple of good anecdotes. First impressions?Tall! Easy to chat to and equally as curious about how the Guardian’s matchmaking works. What did you ta...

Blind date: ‘I told him I’d come to his magic show, and I’m a woman of my word’

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What were you hoping for?A lovely evening, getting to know someone, good food, great company. First impressions?A very smiley, happy lady. No awkwardness at all. What did you talk about?No stone was left unturned. Ba...

Love Is Blind review – the return of the dating show you can’t take your eyes off

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The fact that Love Is Blind was Netflix’s breakout dating show took me by surprise. I thought the real hit would be the trashier Too Hot To Handle, which forbade its contestants from having sex then did everything it ...

Wanted lost species: blind salamander, tap-dancing spider and ‘fat’ catfish

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A blind salamander, a tap-dancing spider and a “fat” catfish that has been likened to the Michelin man are among a list of vanished species that one US-based conservation group is aiming to rediscover in the wild and ...

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