Who'll find love on our virtual date?

Who’ll find love on our virtual date? This week it’s Jasmin, 34, and Anish, 31, but will romance be on the cards?

  • Every week, FEMAIL pairs up two singletons to go on date before reporting back 
  • Jasmin, 34, and Anish, 31, this week conducted their meeting virtually 
  • Would you like us to find you a date? Are you a singleton, or is there someone you’d like to send on a blind date? Email: [email protected] 

Jasmin, 34

Jasmin, 34, (pictured) has been single for three years and is a property manager

VITAL STATISTICS

CURRENT ROLE: Property manager.

WOULD LIKE TO MEET: Someone who is secure, confident and happy to make the vital decisions for us. He’ll be a gentleman who holds the door open for me and give me his coat when I’m cold.  

DATING PAST

I’ve been in two serious relationships. One was in my late teens and ended mutually. I was with my last boyfriend for ten years and the break-up was horrible, so I took time out for myself before embarking on any new romances. Before I knew it, three years had passed.

PRE-DATE NERVES?

Even though I have never been on a virtual date, I wasn’t nervous. I tend to dive straight into most things. Zoom has been my best friend this past year — I enjoy the experience of chatting online.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS?

I was two minutes late because my laptop wasn’t working, and when I did appear, Anish was already on screen. He was wearing a shirt and jumper, and had a smiley face.

EASY TO TALK TO?

Anish is the life and soul of the party. He is one of those guys who loves to play games, so he got me to describe my favourite animal. When I said it’s a cat because they’re nice to stroke and look at but don’t need much attention, Anish laughed a lot. Apparently that means this is the type of man I’m attracted to.

We also talked about our exes. Maybe I went into too much detail because on one or two occasions Anish’s expression of horror seemed to indicate that I should stop talking. I think I shocked him and I probably put him off dating for life!

EMBARRASSING MOMENTS?

I’m a pescatarian and had already ordered a curry for our date, while Anish ordered a Nando’s delivery. I wasn’t too surprised he ate meat in front of me without checking it was OK, but it did make me laugh because it’s such a boy dish.

DID SPARKS FLY?

I think Anish fancied me, but I didn’t feel any chemistry. We did exchange Instagram accounts, though, and he told me off for scrolling through his pictures while we were chatting.

JASMIN’S VERDICT: 7/10

LIKED? Trying a Zoom date. 

REGRETS? No.

SEE HIM AGAIN? Not for a date.    

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET IN PERSON?

If it was just the two of us, then probably not. But I’d invite him to a party if there was a group of us.

WHAT DO YOU THINK HE THOUGHT OF YOU?

I suspect Anish thinks I’m quite full on. I do talk a lot — but then so does he. We were online for two hours and 40 minutes.

WOULD YOUR FRIENDS LIKE HIM?

Yes they would. They’re very selective but, actually, Anish is quite cool and fun to be around.

Jasmin’s Verdict: 7/10

LIKED? Trying a Zoom date. 

REGRETS? No.

SEE HIM AGAIN? Not for a date.     

I’ve had two significant relationships, but they were very on and off. I dated one girl after university. I was immature and living a typical uni lifestyle. Recently my mum has started setting me up with girls. I told my cousins I was going on a virtual date, but not Mum! My parents ask a lot of questions and worry.

PRE-DATE NERVES?

VITAL STATISTICS

CURRENT ROLE: Insurance business analyst.

WOULD LIKE TO MEET: Someone who isn’t too serious or arrogant. Typically I tend to go for petite, cute-looking Indian girls, but I’m open to all backgrounds. I’m 5 ft 6 in and I can’t date anyone taller than me.  

None. I’m quite sociable and realistic enough to know that even if she didn’t fancy me, we’d have a fun time. I was looking forward to getting a chance to have someone truthfully appraise me. Thankfully, I already knew Jasmin, at 5 ft 2 in, was shorter than me.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS?

Jasmin is a good-looking girl with long curly hair and was wearing a smart black top.

EASY TO TALK TO?

I planned what to talk about in advance. One of the things we did was play ‘the three-question game’, which reveals someone’s personality, ideal partner and perception of sexuality. It was funny because her answers showed she thought people generally didn’t like her.

Jasmin is due to go to Dubai when lockdown lifts, and as I was there in December with friends, I recommended some Indian and fish restaurants.

EMBARRASSING MOMENTS?

For Jasmin, yes! She asked me for my Instagram handle, and when I gave it to her she started looking at my pictures while we were chatting. 

I jokingly asked her to stop stalking me.

DID SPARKS FLY?

If we had been on a night out, we’d definitely have got along. Maybe we would have flirted then. 

But as it was a virtual date, we didn’t. Even so, it was a good dating alternative.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET IN PERSON?

Anish’s Verdict: 8/10 

LIKED? We laughed a lot.

REGRETS? No.

SEE HER AGAIN? Yes, but as a friend.  

Maybe as friends. While we spoke for well over two hours, we didn’t exchange numbers.

WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE THOUGHT OF YOU?

That I can match her joke for joke. While we made one another laugh, I suspect she knows it’s not enough to take things to a romantic level.

WOULD YOUR FRIENDS LIKE HER?

They’d definitely get along with her. My cousins will be pleased I did this.   

Would you like us to find you a date ? Fancy a date with an eligible single like you? 

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