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Omena on Felix

What were you hoping for?
To meet someone cool, kind and on my vibe, to get to know and meet when I relocate to London.

First impressions?
Not my usual type, but he was chatty and interested in getting to know me. Plus, I was intrigued by his passion for baking!

What did you talk about?
Everything from religion to our families, goals and online dating. He is Nigerian like my Dad, so we talked about Lagos, and our travels around Africa. To be honest, Felix reminded me of my dad when he was younger: similar interests and outlook.

Any awkward moments?
Not really. Well, actually, at one point he sang a gospel song to me. It would have been lovely for another person, but I hate being serenaded.

Good table manners?
Yes. His food came about 30 minutes after mine but he was very polite.

How long did you stay on the call?
About 4.5 hours. I can talk for England, but he did most of the chatting, so the hours racked up.

Best thing about Felix?
He seems a down-to-earth, interesting guy. I would never have predicted that he loves to bake brownies and red velvet, or like pop music. It’s a shame he is so different to me: I prefer grime, Afrobeats etc, and would take a plate of rice and chicken over dessert any day!

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Possibly. I have a few Nigerian and Christian friends he may get on with.

Describe Felix in three words?
Down to earth.

What do you think he made of you?
I’m not sure, but he complimented me halfway through.

Any connection issues?
Yes, we had to reconnect at one point.

And…did you swap numbers?
No, we swapped Instagram handles.

How did the call end?
I’m an hour ahead in Barcelona, so at midnight, we ended the call.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
Nothing, it was a pleasant experience.

Marks out of 10?
6.5. He was a lovely guy, very polite and it was a nice chat.

Would you meet again?
Most likely not, unless as friends.


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strangers are paired up for dinner and drinks, and then spill the beans
to us, answering a set of questions. This runs, with a photograph we
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Your first name, job and age.

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Will you find me The One?
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Can I do it in my home town?
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Felix on Omena

What were you hoping for?
To meet in person, but due to Covid it was not meant to be.

First impressions?
She was very friendly, confident and looked absolutely stunning.

What did you talk about?
Culture, long-term goals, what we do for fun, relationship history, where we see ourselves in five years, religious background, travel, films, social justice, wine.

Any awkward moments?

Good table manners?
Yes, she has brilliant table manners.

How long did you stay on the call?
From 6.30pm until 11.15pm.

Best thing about Omena?
The fact that she loves doing different, fun activities amazes me, and she can make me laugh.

Would you introduce her to your friends?

Describe Omena in three words?
Smart, caring, nice smile.

What do you think she made of you?
She definitely found me funny, and a kind and caring person.

Any connection issues?
Sometimes the screen froze.

And…did you swap numbers?
No, but we added each other on Instagram.

How did the call end?
We both needed to get some shuteye, but agreed to continue another time.

If you could change one thing about the evening, what would it be?
I’d definitely ask more about social justice and what her beliefs are on this particular topic.

Marks out of 10?

Would you meet again?

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