Personal Assistant Kerrie and Offshore HVAC Technician Sean met up at Scarborough Beach Bar.
Will Cupid’s bow find its target?
SEAN, 40, SAYS:
Going into the date I was a bit anxious, but to be honest the worst part was probably posing to get my photo taken.
I moved to Perth about four years ago after six years in the Pilbara. I’ve been single for about 2 1/2 years and my last relationship was 18 months. Working fly-in, fly-out has definitely affected dating, but I probably haven’t really committed myself to finding anyone. This just seemed an easier way to find a date than on Tinder, I’m not very good at setting myself up, so why not let someone do it for you?
Kerrie was about 10 minutes late but that didn’t bother me. By the time she got there the sun had set, but we were already deep in conversation and we just completely forgot about it.
My first impression was that she looked pretty cute. You could tell she is someone that likes to keep active which is good because I’m also pretty active, I like to get outdoors and surf.
We spoke about a lot of things, four hours passed and there weren’t any gaps in the conversation. She talked about her dog a lot but I didn’t mind, I love dogs. I’d really like to have one but obviously working away I can’t.
We went through two bottles of wine and went cheap on the food, we ordered the most expensive red wine on the list and then a couple of pizzas.
She talked about her dog a lot but I didn’t mind, I love dogs.
I discovered she was 27, and being 40 she didn’t seem to mind too much about the age gap, I do consider myself a young 40 and like to travel and she had travelled a bit so we had a lot in common.
There wasn’t any really awkward moments, the night flowed really well but at the end of the night I forgot to ask for her number as she was hopping into the Uber so she had to remind me.
There wasn’t a kiss but a peck on the cheek at the end of the night.
Another Date? We’ve been in contact a bit since, I’m away at the moment but once I’m back I’ve already committed to going to eat Ramen with her as we both enjoy Japanese.
KERRIE, 27, SAYS:
I had no idea what I was going to be in for, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised when I locked eyes with Sean across the bar.
My taxi initially dropped me off at the wrong place so I ended up being a bit late and by the time I got there he had already arrived, but after we saw each other he got up, walked over and greeted me with a hug.
At first I was a bit surprised he was 40 years old, it is a large age gap. But to be honest you couldn’t tell at all and I feel like I’m pretty open-minded in that sense.
I was definitely attracted to Sean, he looked like he looks after himself and was dressed really nice and I appreciated the effort because I had put in a bit of preparation, like most girls do. I had my hair done, got a spray tan and did my nails.
When we started chatting I could sense he was a little more introverted than I was and more out of his comfort zone. Whereas I’m quite an extroverted person and it’s not an issue for me to talk until the cows come home. But we were both drinking red wine and after a few, everything flowed pretty well from there.
I suggested we order some pizzas to share and we had may have over-indulged by the end of the night in couple of bottles of wine! I know we were right on the coast but to be honest I was so engaged in the conversation that I didn’t even notice the sunset — I completely forgot where I was.
At first I was a bit surprised he was 40 years old, it is a large age gap.
We had a lot of similar interests like going to the gym and had a conversation about previous relationship breakdowns we were both realised we are “do-ers”. Being active and out and about, not being stuck at home playing video games.
I feel we had a mutual connection. There was no kiss, there may have been a little peck goodbye.
We swapped numbers and I messaged him when I got home safe.
Another date? Definitely, it might be a long time to wait for a second date but I’m so busy it is not a deal breaker for me.