Blind date: ‘I reached into my bag and realized I only had one shoe’

Marc on Kerric


What were you hoping for?
Meeting someone in a similar stage of life.

First impression?
Warm and friendly. Her laid back atmosphere really set the tone for the evening.

What were you talking about?
We have mutual admiration for the cheekbones of Cillian Murphy (they are incredible) and the Smashing Pumpkins. We also agreed on how the world would be a better place if everyone was just a little bit more like Keanu Reeves.

All the awkward moments
No, none at all.

Good table manners?
immaculate. We shared appetizers and exchanged steaks. The food was absolutely amazing and Kerri ordered a very nice burgundy wine to go with it.

The best thing about Kerri?
Very attractive, nice personality, funny and a bit swearing. What I liked.

Would you introduce Kerri to your friends?

Describe Kerri in three words.
A shoe miracle!

What do you think Kerri has made of you?
A charming, sophisticated man-about-town! Seriously, I hope it wasn’t the worst date she’s ever been on.

Did you go somewhere?
Yes, we had a cocktail in the bar downstairs. Then I walked back to Victoria with Kerri to catch her train.

And… did you kiss?
Yes, a polite goodbye at the station.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Nothing. It was great – much better than I had hoped.

Points out of 10?
A perfect 10 from me.

Would you meet again?
Absolute. We were already planning that.

Question and answer

Do you want to participate in Blind date?


Blind date is Saturday’s dating column: Every week, two strangers are paired up for dinner and drinks, and then they come to us with the beans and answer a series of questions. This one is running, with a photo we take of each date before the date, in the Saturday magazine (in the UK) and online at every Saturday. It has been running since 2009 – you can Read all about how we put it together here

What questions do I get?
We ask about age, location, profession, hobbies, interests and the type of person you want to meet. If you don’t think these questions cover everything you’d like to know, tell us what you think.

Can I choose who I match?
No, it’s a blind date! But we do ask about your interests, preferences, etc. – the more you tell us, the better the match is likely to be.

Can I choose the photo?
No, but don’t worry: we choose the best.

What personal data appears?
Your first name, position and age.

How do I answer?
Honest but respectful. Keep in mind how it will read your date and that Blind Date will reach a large audience, in print and online.

Can I see the other person’s answers?
No. We may edit yours and theirs for a variety of reasons, including length, and we may ask for more details.

Do you find me The One?
We will try! Wedding! babies!

Can I do it in my hometown?
Only if it’s in the UK. Many of our applicants live in London, but we’d love to hear from people who live elsewhere.

How to apply?

Thanks for your feedback.

Marc& Kerri Blind Date June 18, 2022
Kerri and Marc on their date

Kerri on Marc


What were you hoping for?
To throw caution to the wind and take a chance on someone new.

First impression?
I loved Marc’s cool glasses and the fact that he was wearing a well-ironed shirt.

What were you talking about?
The sequel to Top Gun. What fun it would be to go wild at night in Harrods. We are both single parents, so we talked a little bit about our kids too.

All the awkward moments
I had traveled in my silver cowboy boots with the intention of turning into the sparkly red heels I had in my bag. When I reached the location, I looked in my bag and found that I only had one shoe with me…

Good table manners?
Our menu choices were thankfully in sync.

The best thing about Marc?
He was easy company, we laughed a lot. And he seems like a wonderful and devoted father.

Would you like to introduce Marc to your friends?
I don’t see why not. I think they would like him, he’s interesting and pretty cool.

Describe Marc in three words.
Relaxed, smiley, chatty.

What do you think he made of you?
He probably thinks I’m a little absent-minded after the Cinderella shoe incident.

Did you go somewhere?
We rolled to the basement bar.

And… did you kiss?
No, just a quick kiss on the cheek when we say goodbye at Victoria Station.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I would have remembered both shoes.

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Points out of 10?
A cautious 8: that can be even higher if he makes contact again.

Would you meet again?
Yes. He said it had been a lovely evening and that he would like to meet again. We text each other on our drive home.

Marc and Kerri ate at The Grill, Harrods, London SW1. Fancy a blind date? E-mail

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