© David Tett
Every week, two lucky Londoners get to have a night or day out – and it’s on us! We sent Cam and Marion on a blind date, but did they hit it off?
The venue: Dinner and drinks at Crate
The couple: Cam (29) is a management consultant who lives in Elephant & Castle. Marion (25) is an office assistant living in Kilburn.
He said: ‘I found her at the bar, and there was clearly a sense of relief! I knew it wasn’t going to be a disaster. I didn’t guess she was French straight away. I probably misjudged the location: I looked a bit out of place coming there straight from work.’
She said: ‘He’s not my usual type. I go for tall, dark, bearded… that kind of thing. But that’s fine, I’m quite open-minded. He was charming, a real gentleman. I didn’t find him attractive at first, but he grew on me. He made me feel at ease.’
He said: ‘We joked about how everybody is ultimately an actor playing a role in a job, and we talked about French poetry and literature. Marion’s a very arty and creative type. She’s a lovely girl, and I wish her all the best. I don’t think we’ll speak again.’
She said: ‘He was wearing a suit, in a warehouse in east London – it was an interesting contrast! I found it a bit funny. He studied in the city that I’m from, so we spoke a bit of French, and talked about travel, work, acting. The conversation flowed easily.’
He said: ‘We’d both admit that we’re polar opposites and live in different worlds. We had plenty to talk about, but although I called her Maid Marion, I don’t think I’d ever be her Robin Hood. It was what it was.’
She said: ‘We decided to go for dessert. But that’s when it became awkward. We were both a bit tired, and the atmosphere wasn’t the same. We both agreed to leave it there. He didn’t take my number.’
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