BLIND DATE: Stock market enthusiasts Demi and Jason enjoyed an afternoon picnic but did they find a face to face connection? | #tinder | #pof


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CRM Marketing Specialist Demi and public servant Jason met in Hyde Park for a picnic, but could the great outdoors bring them together?

Demi, 23, says:

I was living in Scotland for a year and moved back to Perth in October.

I have been dating, but nothing serious.

I was actually scared that he would rock up and I would have already been on a Tinder date with him.

Camera IconBeauty and business-savvy: Demi. Credit: Simon Santi

We literally just got there and hadn’t even put the blanket out or opened the food yet and then this dog came over and the owner said to me “you must have been wanting a dog for a long time” and then Jason goes “oh yeah, she’s been wanting one for a long time.” It was the weirdest thing. He just went along with it and sounded as if we had been dating for a while.

He was quite funny and quite upfront, he would call a spade a spade. And I like that, I think that’s good. I’m the same. I think maybe some people could probably get a bit stand-offish, but I thought it was fun.

I look for someone who is charismatic, who has wit, intelligence and is business- savvy. He trades stocks as well so that was cool to talk about with someone else who likes going into the stock market.

People who have a witty sense of humour and are a bit cheeky and very confident appeal to me.

I don’t actually remember applying for this. I think my mum must have put my contact details in. She was saying something the other day, and I was like “Was it you?” And she said “yeah” as if I knew it was her all along.

The conversation was easy. He was quite flirtatious, but I didn’t vibe the romantic side of it.

I asked him if he had a type and he was like, “you can find out the second date.”

I texted him the next morning. And then he asked me out Wednesday, and I said, “I need to be honest with you. I didn’t feel like the spark was there.”

I had a good time but I just don’t think we have that chemistry.

Verdict: 7/10

Jason, 24, says:

I’ve been single for 12 months, having moved back from Sydney late last year.

It’s my first time going on a blind date, so I was excited for the experience.

I had told a mate of mine who I thought had originally joined up with me but turns out he hadn’t, so we had a bit of a laugh.

Funny and business-savvy: Jason.
Camera IconFunny and business-savvy: Jason. Credit: Nic Ellis

I’m actually glad that we were able to get out to Hyde Park as opposed to an online date.

It was quite the experience. The date actually started interestingly for me. I’d been told Demi would be wearing jeans, a white top and a black jacket. I arrived early, and there was a lady in her 40s waiting for coffee. I was thinking, “I am ready to be cradle-snatched”. I went to walk over, then she got her coffee and drove off in a Porsche. Then Demi walked around the corner and I laughed at myself before going up to her and greeting her.

The first time I saw her, time stopped for a second. I think Demi is the type of girl who could easily chill with your mates and that you could then welcome home to your mother.

The takeaway spread from Sayers Sister was topnotch. I would recommend it to any budding suitor.

Hyde Park was busy with people and dogs. Demi said some of the dogs looked like their owners and it’s 100 per cent true.

We discussed an array of topics from the blooms of cherry blossoms in Japan to ASX-listed companies. So we covered quite a few topics.

I don’t believe there was a lack of communication, so it was pretty good.

She also has an intelligence that is only trumped by her beauty.

A girl that is equal parts as intelligent as she is attractive is certainly something that I look for.

For a blind date, I think there was enough there to welcome a second date.

We exchanged numbers and a kiss on the cheek and I look forward to seeing her around. But I’d have to go on a second date to see if there is something more there.

Verdict: 8/10


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