Blind Date: Cookie business owner Maddi and quiz master Pav soaked up the sights at The Reveley

Maddi, 28, says:

I’m staying. I hadn’t realized how close the Reveley was to my hotel, so I was there a bit early. The bar was packed, absolutely packed.

Pav arrived around the time I sat down. He was a bit early too, which was good. We ordered food and drinks. He’s a vegetarian, so we just have some stuff to share. He went up, ordered it, which was nice, very courteous. Then we started chatting.

We had a good conversation about social media and what kind of area I have to use it to advertise and spread my work. It also does a lot with streaming and YouTube, which I know quite well. So we discussed it for a while. And then we talked a lot about families. And our family dynamics.

I feel like I’ve gone a little over the conversation, which is common for me just because I talk a lot. I’m a little worried about what he’s going to say about it. Give me a subject, and I’ll go. But it wasn’t like talking to a brick wall or anything; he certainly helped. It was a good conversation.

I think we have very different personalities. He loves games and the online world and I’m not a gamer at all. I played The Sims, that’s all. I am a super frank person. I have very, very strong opinions. And I’m not afraid to talk about it and let it be known and I feel like he was a little more reserved, which obviously could be nervous.

I don’t think there was ever any discomfort. He didn’t make me feel uncomfortable in any way. He was really friendly and kind.

In the first 10 minutes, probably, I could tell it just wasn’t going anywhere. He was super, super nice. I couldn’t blame him. But there was no spark or connection or anything.

I’m very attracted to someone who’s willing to counterattack me and have a full debate. So I need that kind of fighting spirit from a stubborn personality.

Verdict: 7/10

Pav, 28, says:

I tried to arrive a little earlier only because I don’t like people waiting, but it turns out she was already there. She mentioned that she had a hotel room just around the corner.

I wasn’t really nervous but I was a little stressed, like “what if it’s someone I know? What if I’ve already gone on a date with them? Maddi mentioned that she was a little nervous, which I found really surprising because she seemed really comfortable. She was really welcoming; really warm energy.

Granted, I didn’t say much in the end. She talked a lot, but that’s fine because I hate talking about myself. I’m more focused on listening, which probably isn’t the best for a first date.

She would talk a lot about her ambition and the things she was doing, like her bakery business, which is really cool. Baking is definitely something I’m interested in and have tried to do on the side, but absolutely suck. It was really interesting to learn a bit about how she got into it.

Her ambition was something I can appreciate as well as the creative outlets she has. It was really very interesting too. She mentioned that she did a few Fringe shows, which was really interesting to learn about this whole process. She does singing and a bit of comedy.

There were certainly general interests that I could relate to, but nothing that we really connected to. It felt like meeting up with an old friend, having a drink and chatting about the good old days.

While it was a great night and I would love to hang out again, I think what we’re looking for long term is probably a little different. But I would absolutely love to hang out as friends because we absolutely share the same kind of ideologies, in terms of interests. I didn’t get her number, but I probably should have because I would love to catch up with her. We said goodbye and parted ways.

Verdict: 8/10

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