Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian Leanne, 43, an occupational therapist, meets Josh, 39, a curator and creative producer Leanne on Josh
What were you hoping for?
To meet a lovely Guardian reader for a fun evening. To not want to leave before the starters arrived. To not feel mortified reading his review of my rusty dating skills.
I was thrilled that Josh wasn’t engrossed in his phone when I arrived. He was warm, friendly and made a slightly surreal situation comfortable.
What did you talk about?
Belize. Smartphones. Work. Festivals. Not being natural campers. London cycling. Tattoos.
Most awkward moments ?
I was probably a bit eager to find out more about him. I hope this was seen as curiosity rather than interrogation. Good table manners? We were too busy talking to notice. But we shared a dessert. Best thing about Josh? He lives his values and cultural interests, and this gives him a really positive energy. Would you introduce Josh to your friends? He’d get on with most people, and my friends are awesome, so it would work. Describe Josh in three words. Creative, driven, friendly. What do you think Josh made of you? I think it was positive? Sweary, cycling, child-free London lover? Did you go on somewhere? He kindly walked me to my bike. And … did you kiss? No. If you could change one thing about the […]
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