LUCY, 26 SAYS:
I’ve been single for 5 1/2 months now. I’ve been mainly on Tinder dates but I haven’t really met anyone that I’d like to keep dating. I think we’re so caught up in this idea of what we want when we use these online dating apps that we are so quick to write people off.
I got ready and when I arrived at the Garden and saw Madison out the front I could immediately sense by her energy that I was meeting her. We went and sat in a cute alfresco bit by the fish pond and the conversation straight away was just so natural and flowing. I was a bit nervous and felt a bit flushed but Madi made me felt really comfortable quickly.
My first impressions were that she was beautiful, warm and seriously funny. It was just this great magical vibe straight away. It was actually amazing. We were talking so much we barely looked at the wine list or the menu and the wait staff kept coming up to us and ended up delaying our order so many times before we ordered a bottle of wine.
Later on we ordered some food and Madi was really attentive, like making sure my glass was always filled, which I loved. She’s really intelligent and so incredible because she’s studying, she’s working, and I loved that she’s a piano teacher. It’s not often you can meet someone and bond over classical music and menthol cigarettes. I really loved her duality. She’s very cool, but a very interesting, complex sort of person.
There wasn’t any really awkward moments but at one point I did get up to pop to the bathroom and didn’t realise there was a heater behind me and walked straight into it. I was trying to play it cool but she was really sweet about it.
We were having such a good time to the point where we were so focused on the conversation that we didn’t realise they were packing up around us. I feel there was a good connection on so many levels. There certainly was a kiss by the end of the night. It was a bit hot and I’m still feeling the oxytocin high, to be honest.
MADISON, 26, SAYS
It was weird, going into the date I was nervous, but I think I was less nervous than an online date because with that you have expectations, you know who you’re meeting. Because I didn’t know what I was going into was a blessing in disguise because I didn’t have time to overthink or think what I want to present to a potential stranger.
I’ve been trying to be a lot more open with dating lately, and not so closed off. I can tend to get tunnel vision and take things too seriously but dating shouldn’t be that way it should be light and you don’t have to know what you want and just let things happen.
Meeting Lucy was actually weird because I as soon as I saw her I realised we have a mutual friend and actually met at an event months ago. I kind of thought that was her and so said hey as she came up to me. She actually didn’t remember our meeting, but I have a really weird memory and Perth’s just very small.
Even though we had briefly met before it still felt like meeting for the first time and straight away I felt like Lucy was really nice, very calm, and open minded. She was definitely my type, she’s beautiful.
The conversation flowed really easily, and ordered some wine and pizza, to be honest I had a few drinks so I’m trying to remember! I know we spoke about how I’m studying psychology and she’s a midwife and so we spoke about our interaction with people and why people act the way they do. A very objective and analytical conversation about people. We just connected really well and it was easy to be open with her.
The chemistry definitely developed over the course of the night and there was a kiss, but I can’t remember who made the first move it just kind of happened, because we were sitting very close.
We’ve been chatting a bit by text since, I have a really busy schedule but we’ve made plans to make plans later this week, I’d really like to see her again I think she feels the same way.