Blind Date: lawyer Jessica and auction accounts manager Jason were keen to step out of their comfort zone

Jason, 28, says:

I was a few minutes early for my date. I would say I was pretty nervous as I had never been on a blind date before, let alone one that was going to be made public. I had also never been to the location chosen for us so I was excited to try it.

When I met Jessica my nervousness was gone, she was very easy to talk to and we had a lot to talk about. We shared about our career, family, hobbies and passions in life and how we got to where we are today. We ordered a variety of vegan food, which is interesting to me as I’m usually a big meat eater, but was happy to try something new.

Jason at Double Rainbow.
camera iconJason at Double Rainbow. Recognition: John Koh/The Western Australian

After our dinner we decided to go ahead and have a drink at a whiskey bar I’d never heard of before, so that was cool. I’m a big whiskey fan. We just sat and chatted about random little things, the conversations flowing freely, no awkward moments or anything.

Jessica has updated me on her travels to Europe and America where she booked the trip on a whim. She is confident that she can just go ahead and get what she wants.

I’d say we both had a good night, but I think we’re quite different at heart. I would describe Jessica as adventurous, a go-go-go person, she is quirky, very social and up to date with new restaurants and bars which is really cool. I would describe myself as a more laid back, road trip down south, hiker type.

I applied for Blind Date because I’m trying to show myself a little bit more and I was like, what’s the worst that could happen? And I’m glad I did. It was a really fun night. I really can’t say anything bad about it.

It was good to be a part of this experience even though there won’t be a second date, but that’s totally fine, we’re just different people on different things. So we both basically said thank you for a great night and agreed it was nice to meet each other.

Rating: 7/10

Jessica, 29, says:

I was maybe five minutes late for my date, so I was a little nervous. My date was already there when I arrived, so I just sat down and started chatting.

Jason and I have both bought homes in the last few years, so we talked about it a bit. We chatted about travel plans, food we like, etc. – just standard first date stuff. He was very easy to converse with, had a nice flow and there was a lot of back and forth. There were no long awkward pauses or anything.

Jessica at Double Rainbow.
camera iconJessica at Double Rainbow. Recognition: John Koh/The Western Australian

I would describe Jason as very genuine and friendly. I’m vegan and he’s not, but he was more than happy to share vegan food with me, which I think is always a green flag. Jason mentioned that he is open to new experiences and working on some self-development things. I thought that was great and nice to see someone step out of their comfort zone a bit.

I wouldn’t say I was particularly nervous about the blind date, but I was very nervous about having my picture taken, but in the end it was totally fine. The photographer was very nice and we both felt comfortable.

I think we both applied to blind date for the same reason – to show ourselves off and get to know someone in a different way. I use the dating apps but personally I prefer not to chat too much before meeting someone because I like to be surprised and leave the conversation to face to face so a blind date was kind of perfect for that.

All in all he was a really nice guy and I think we had a fun time, but in the end we just didn’t have that much in common. It was great to have dinner, meet someone and try something different, but I think we both agreed, we just didn’t click.

Rating: 7/10