One Night Stand, Take 2: The Boy’s Perspective

Maxx, Charlie and Mr Napkin Head went on a blind date at The One Under. Here’s what happened.

We ask the boys from our recent blind-dating experiment to share their thoughts on the night. For the other side of things, check out our interview with the girls.

1.) Please give the date a 1-10 ranking:

Maxx: A solid 8 unless everyone else said they had a terrible time, in which case I rate the evening a 4

Charlie: Would have been a solid 7, but that has been brought down to a six by the fact that one of the dates already had a boyfriend…

2.) How was your performance?

Maxx: To kick things off I got the time wrong which meant that Charlie and I turned up half an hour too soon, probably coming across as a bit over keen and tragic when the waiter told us just how early we were. I put in a pretty strong effort as far as making the most of the food and drink on offer; beyond that, despite being the epitome of the suave modern gentleman, there was definite room for improvement on my performance.

Charlie: I think the most awkward thing I said was describing how my pudding plate looked like a murder scene, which didn’t go down brilliantly, everyone thought I was a bit odd for saying it (I went for the pavlova with berries, the red juices were just everywhere). But other than that I felt my performance was … actually yeah I was pretty weird throughout.

3.) What actually happened at the date?

Maxx: Despite probably making a fool of myself, the three course meal was a definite consolation and the mushrooms on toast and ribeye were amazing. In an effort to seem refined I went for the cheese board for desert, which I was too full to eat and ultimately ended up looking pretty pathetic. After we’d broken the ice the boys went to the toilet together for a team-talk, but Charlie managed to eat a burger in 4 mouthfuls, emasculating me and scaring the girls off. To try and repair the damage he spent the rest of the meal with a serviette on his head pretending to be “Mr. Napkinface”, a bold move which surprisingly paid off. I can’t remember exactly what they were but a few faux pas were made (there was definitely some comment about having seen Hannah before in a window which on reflection wasn’t the strongest opening gambit), as was to be expected.

Charlie: Well Maxx said that we were meant to be there half an hour before we were actually meant to by mistake, so we were pretty early and thought we may have been stood up. The food was delicious, we all went for the full 3 courses. I had the mushrooms on toast with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, it was a mouth orgasm, and it upset me a little that it went so quickly. This was followed by a Burger with all the usual toppings – I could barely fit it in my mouth it had so much on it. Then for pudding I had the crime scene.

Edie brought up the topic of Mr Napkin Head (where you put a napkin on your face and talk through it, keeping it attached with your mouth), so I thought it would be funny if we all attempted it, I think I went first and no one really followed (or at least I couldn’t see and when I took it off everyone was kind of laughing at me). We all got a little tipsy, we got through 3 bottles of wine, but that just helped the conversation flow. Maxx brought up that he creepily had seen Hannah through her bedroom window before (not stalkerish at all…). But just all round everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

4.) Are you going to see these people again?

Maxx: I really struggled to connect with Charlie and we agreed to go our separate ways at the end of the night, sometimes there just isn’t a spark and sadly this was one of those occasions.

Charlie: I would happily see them again, sadly neither of the dates could be persuaded to come join in in the wonders of minimood after the date though. Maybe that says a little about Maxx and myself.

5.) Would you go on a blind date again?

Maxx: I’m never one to turn down a good meal so I’d definitely do it again. Given the fact that I was signed up by someone else I came into it with a bit of dread, but it turned out to be a good laugh so yeah I’d recommend it for sure.

Charlie: I would go on a blind date again, yes. This one was highly enjoyable.



113 thoughts on “One Night Stand, Take 2: The Boy’s Perspective

  1. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?

    My site discusses a lot of the same topics as yours and
    I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be
    interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Terrific blog by the way!

  2. Iím amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog thatís both equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I stumbled across this during my search for something relating to this.

  3. Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a top notch articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I put things off a lot and never manage to get anything done.

  4. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be exciting to read articles from other writers and practice a little something from their sites.

  5. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing.
    The clearness in your submit is simply nice and i can assume you’re an expert in this subject.

    Well with your permission allow me to seize your RSS feed to keep up to date with drawing close post.

    Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  6. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site
    before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyways, I’m certainly pleased I came across it and I’ll
    be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  7. I blog quite often and I genuinely appreciate your information. This great article has really peaked my
    interest. I will book mark your website and keep
    checking for new information about once a week.

    I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  8. Can I just say what a relief to uncover somebody that really understands what they are discussing on the web. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people ought to look at this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular given that you surely possess the gift.

  9. Right here is the perfect webpage for anybody who wants to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want toÖHaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a subject that’s been discussed for years. Great stuff, just excellent!

  10. Hi, I do think this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to revisit yet again since I book-marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  11. Hi, I do think this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may return yet again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  12. Hi, I do think your blog may be having web browser
    compatibility problems. When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks
    fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got
    some overlapping issues. I simply wanted
    to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, excellent site!

  13. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Superb work!

  14. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has
    a lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it looks like
    a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without
    my permission. Do you know any methods to help protect
    against content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

  15. You’ve made some decent points there. I looked on the net to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  16. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your website.

  17. I seriously love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you build this web site yourself? Please reply back as Iím wanting to create my own site and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Cheers!

  18. Fantastic site. Plenty of useful info here. I’m sending
    it to a few buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thank you to your sweat!

  19. Thank you for any other excellent post. The place else could anybody get that type
    of information in such an ideal method of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week,
    and I am at the search for such info.

  20. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed!

    Very useful information specially the last part 🙂 I
    care for such information a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  21. I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your content.
    This great article has really peaked my interest.

    I’m going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I opted in for your Feed as well.

  22. PBN sites
    We create a system of PBN sites!

    Merits of our PBN network:

    WE DO everything SO THAT GOOGLE doesn’t realize that THIS IS A private blog network!!!

    1- We acquire web domains from separate registrars

    2- The primary site is hosted on a VPS hosting (Virtual Private Server is rapid hosting)

    3- The remaining sites are on separate hostings

    4- We designate a individual Google profile to each site with confirmation in Google Search Console.

    5- We create websites on WP, we don’t utilise plugins with assistance from which malware penetrate and through which pages on your websites are established.

    6- We refrain from reproduce templates and utilize only individual text and pictures

    We never work with website design; the client, if desired, can then edit the websites to suit his wishes

  23. I was more than happy to discover this web site. I want to to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and i also have you book marked to check out new things in your web site.

  24. Can I simply say what a comfort to find somebody that actually understands what they are discussing
    on the web. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make
    it important. More people really need to check this out and understand this side of the
    story. I was surprised that you’re not more popular since
    you certainly possess the gift.

  25. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I really thought you’d have something interesting to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you could possibly fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  26. Pingback: amsterdam jobs
  27. Pingback: barcelona jobs
  28. Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit yet again since I book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  29. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site. I really hope to see the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own blog now 😉

  30. You are so awesome! I don’t think I’ve truly read through a single thing like that before. So nice to find another person with a few genuine thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  31. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?

    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a
    tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and
    style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for
    something completely unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to

  32. Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, excellent blog!

  33. Superb blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other
    knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations,
    please let me know. Thanks a lot!

  34. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

  35. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate!

    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him.

    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  36. Appreciating the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you provide.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed
    material. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  37. Howdy! This blog post could not be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I will send this article to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  38. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  39. Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness for your post
    is simply spectacular and i could assume you are knowledgeable in this subject.
    Fine along with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with
    imminent post. Thanks one million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  40. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over
    again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

  41. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this website.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s difficult to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal.
    I must say that you’ve done a amazing job with this.
    Also, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Firefox. Exceptional Blog!

  42. I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I
    never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.
    In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will
    be a lot more useful than ever before.

  43. I am really loving the theme/design of your blog.
    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems?
    A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my website not
    operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
    Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

  44. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful.
    I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which
    you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take
    care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read far more
    from you. This is really a terrific website.

  45. I’m really inspired together with your writing abilities as neatly as with the structure to your blog.
    Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to peer a
    nice blog like this one today..

  46. Hi there, I discovered your site by way of Google even as looking for a comparable subject, your website got here up, it
    seems to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply became aware of your blog via Google, and found that it’s truly informative.
    I’m gonna be careful for brussels. I’ll appreciate should you continue this in future.
    A lot of folks might be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  47. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner due to the fact that I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this subject here on your web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *