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Blind date: Will and Ellie

Will Brockbank, Fourth year, Russian and French

What were your expectations for the evening?

I was expecting your typical ugg-boot sporting, fake-tan smothered, red brick university student (i.e. a southerner) and plenty of awkwardness.

First impressions?

She wasn’t the type of student described above at all, so I was pleasantly surprised. She seemed chatty, interesting, and up for a laugh.

What did you talk about?

Clichéd topics of conversation aside, we talked about how odd it was that we live literally round the corner in Manchester and not much further away back home, as well as nights out at Twist and Shout at Venue, and a shared love for listening to The Beatles on vinyl in the small hours.

Best thing about them?

I would have to say her sense of humour and her ability to weave a really good story.

What did you eat?

Naturally, the most expensive thing on the menu: the beef steak with sweet potato wedges.

Any awkwardness?

Not at all!

How did you part ways? 

With a friendly hug and a frantic legging it to get off the bus at my stop.

Out of 10?

8

Would you see them again?

Given that she lives round the corner, chances are I won’t have any say in the matter! Hah! But, yes, I would.

 

 

Ellie Robertson, Third year, Drama

What were your expectations for the evening?

Marriage

First impressions?

Wow, you’re tall. I’m not.

What did you talk about?

Everything and anything. Mostly about where we’re from and how drunk we can get.

Best thing about them?

He talked back and laughed. Laughing is extremely important.

What did you eat?

Everything.

Any awkwardness?

Course there was, it was a blind date. Idiot.

How did you part ways? 

Got the bus. Good hug.

Out of 10?

A solid 7.

Would you see them again?

Yeah he knows my mate Woodsy. I’m sure its bound to happen at some point.

 

Also, a blind date at The Deaf Institute? Who organised that?!

 

 

Will and Ellie ate at The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street, Manchester. Thanks to the guys down at Grosvenor Street for getting involved. To check out their menu, gig listings and have a look at what club nights are coming up visit their website www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk

To sign up for blind date please e mail your name, year of study and course to [email protected] with ‘blind date’ as the subject

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Lily Howes

Former Lifestyle Editor at The Mancunion (2011-2012). English Literature and Drama graduate. Originally from Croydon, South London. If you don't fancy being hounded to sign up for Blind Date then do avoid me at all costs (however if you are interested in taking part then e mail [email protected])
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