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Blind date: ‘A man on the next table was watching a horror film’

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What were you hoping for?Romance, naturally. Failing that, someone I could have an interesting conversation with. First impressions?Positive, enthusiastic, chatty. What did you talk about?Postmortems, food, dogs, tr...

Blind date: ‘I thought she might ditch me for the waiter’

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What were you hoping for?A civilised evening, lots of paneer, and for my date not to be someone I’ve previously ghosted on dating apps. First impressions?Pretty, with understated confidence. Who wears a white top to ...

Blind date: ‘The screaming babies on the next table weren’t exactly mood-matching’

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What were you hoping for? A date story I could tell my friends that didn’t end in complete disaster or me finding out he has a secret wife. First impressions? Stylish and cute. He has the same trousers as me … lucki...

Blind date: ‘We disagreed about whether aliens existed’

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What were you hoping for?Romance, of course! But at the least, someone who shared my passion for music and fitness. First impressions?As soon as I sat down, he was very charming and I felt less nervous. What did you...

The schoolday I’ll never forget: ‘I hitchhiked 100 miles home from my school for the blind’

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The best day of my school year was always the same: 29 May. It was known as Founder’s Day which, in most schools with such pretensions, meant being forced to dress in your best clothes, sing a hymn in Latin and then l...

The world’s fastest blind man and more: 10 US Paralympians to watch

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Abandoned as an infant after losing her right leg in a chemical fire, Bassett spent seven years in a government-run orphanage in Nanjing, China, where she was given a makeshift prosthetic leg pieced together with tap...

Blind date: ‘We talked about The Twits, nits and taxidermy’

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What were you hoping for? Sexual tension. First impressions? Who’s wearing more silver? I must win. What did you talk about? I think we covered it all: The Twits, nits and taxidermy were the most memorable topics. An...

Blind date: ‘I had to attack my oyster with a knife’

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What were you hoping for?To be honest, I had wanted to go to the restaurant for a while, so at the very least, great food. Also, a nice evening with good conversation. First impressions?Izzy was lovely and down to ea...

America is flying blind when it comes to the Delta variant

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The Delta variant was first identified in the United States in April and by May it was well onto its exponential growth curve, doubling every 10-12 days, as the basis for Covid infections, now reaching over 96% preval...

Blind date: ‘He dealt with the fish falling off his taco very smoothly’

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What were you hoping for?A fun night with somebody interesting in a great restaurant. First impressions?Friendly, chatty person with a stunning face and a passion for cocktails. What did you talk about?Aziz Ansari an...

The Guardian view on Covid confusion: travelling blind

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Throughout the pandemic, Boris Johnson and his ministers have repeatedly been guilty of chaotic messaging, fostering uncertainty where clarity was needed. This summer, true to form, there has been unnecessary confusio...

David Brown: the world’s fastest blind athlete and the man who runs alongside him

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David Brown was running through Manhattan’s Central Park when he heard a familiar voice. “Is that you, baby?” asked the woman. “Momma?” said Brown. Indeed, it was, but Brown wasn’t certain until she held him close. ...

Blind Ambition review – a candid, charming take on sight and artistry

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Blind Ambition (BBC Two) takes the tried and trusted format of putting two grumpy men together and sending them off on an exploratory adventure. The twist here is that Jamie O’Leary, a TV director, is partially sighte...

TV tonight: blind creatives on working without limits

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“The blind are capable of absolutely anything”. This statement might seem like it needs qualification but since it’s made by Chris Fisher, a blind wood-turner, it feels pretty emphatic. This unsentimental, engaging a...

Love Is Blind: After the Altar review – even true love cannot be worth a night like this

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Mindlessness is bliss. Little did we know, binge-watching Love Is Blind back in February 2020, that Netflix’s outlandish “experiment” would soon resemble our locked-down lives. The three-week “event” – where people go...

Blind date: ‘He hadn’t read the social-distancing memo’

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What were you hoping for?A soulmate able to see through the smoke and mirrors, and together see what can be done for our children’s children. First impressions?Stylish, confident, engaging. What did you talk about?Fu...

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