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20th September 2012

Blind date: Barbara and Courtney

Courtney falls head over heels for Barbara

Barbara, French and Linguistics, 2nd Year

First impressions?

He looked very smart apart from his hair, which was wet like he’d just gotten out of the shower

What did you have to eat? 

We both had a cheese burger which I thought was cute because we obviously already had so much in common.

If they were an alcoholic beverage which one would they be and why?

I think he would be a cider and black because he’s a pretty down to earth guy but with a twist.

Were there any awkward silences?

There were quite a few because he kept coming back to the same topics and I got a bit bored.

Finally, hug, kiss or something more?

It was a bit uncomfortable because I think he went in for a kiss but I wasn’t sure so I just went with a hug. Nice guy but probably not for me.


Courtney, Aerospace engineering, 3rd Year

First impressions?

I was blown away, she was pretty and dressed respectably. Spot on.

What did you have to eat? 

We both got a cheeseburger which she thought was really funny. I said I’d pay for the drinks and we had four rounds of cocktails! Still, worth it.

If they were an alcoholic beverage which one would they be and why?

A white Russian, because she looked kind of Eastern European, and she can drink vodka like its water!

Were there any awkward silences?

No, none, conversation flowed all night.

Finally, hug, kiss or something more?

I would never push for more than a hug on the first date but I think she’ll be back for more! Back of the net.


Barbara and Courtney 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

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