Who'll find love on our blind date? This week it's Emma and Nick

Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Emma, 40 and Nick, 47 but will romance be on the cards?

  • Every week, FEMAIL asks two singletons to report back from their blind date 
  • Emma, 40 and Nick, 47 shared the outcome of their date in the UK 
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  • Emma, 40, (pictured) is a dog groomer, who has been single for seven years

    Emma, 40, (pictured) is a dog groomer, who has been single for seven years 

    EMMA, 40

    Relationship History?

    I don’t go for brief flings. I was married and divorced by 21 and then single for three years while I raised my son.

    I was then in a ten-year relationship and had my second son, but have been single since. I’ve been online dating for seven years, so nothing surprises me any more.

    Pre-Date Nerves?

    I was really looking forward to it. My mum volunteered me for this, so she was more nervous than I was.

    VITAL STATISTICS 

    Single for seven years with two sons, aged 22 and 11.

    CURRENT ROLE

    Dog groomer.

    WOULD LIKE TO MEET

    Someone who is kind and enjoys hiking in the country. I don’t like men who are arrogant or too metrosexual.

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    First Impressions?

    Nick was everything I had hoped for in terms of company: warm, funny and at ease. He was there first and was wearing a smart jacket and jeans, which was nice because not all men make an effort.

    He had a lovely smile and lovely eyes, but I tend to like more muscular men. He was up for a laugh, though, and we hit it off straight away. I liked the way he held himself, and he was polite and chivalrous.

    Easy To Talk To?

    We have a similar sense of humour and made fun of each other quite a bit. We laughed about being on a blind date and shared our online dating horror stories. We both like being outdoors and camping.

    He had a lovely smile and eyes, but I like more muscular men 

    I also enjoyed that he sounded ambitious about his work, which I think is important, and he complimented me on running my own business. Importantly, he was comfortable in his own skin, which is something you can’t put a price on.

    Embarrassing Moments?

    EMMA’S VERDICT: 8/10 

    LIKED? He’s self-assured.

    REGRETS? None.

    COFFEE OR CAB? Maybe a hike.

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    Not really. We just laughed.

    Did Sparks Fly?

    I got the impression he would happily go on a second date and we exchanged numbers.

    If our paths crossed I’d definitely meet up with him for a chat, but I didn’t feel any sort of spark which is a shame, as I think he’d be a wonderful partner.

    Would you like to meet again?

    Not romantically, but maybe for a hike.

    What do you think he thought of you?

    I think he thought I was fun and easy company. He was engaged in our conversation, with good eye contact and body language.

    Would your family and friends like him?

    Yes, they would like Nick as he is great company.

    Nick, 47, (pictured) is a director, who has been single for three years

    Nick, 47, (pictured) is a director, who has been single for three years 

    NICK, 47

    Relationship History?

    I was in a long-term relationship for 16 years, but we split after growing apart. Since then I’ve tried online dating, but it’s quite painful trying to find the right person.

    Pre-Date Nerves?

    No, I work in sales so I am used to meeting new people. I wanted to be smart, so wore a shirt and jacket.

    VITAL STATISTICS 

    Single for three years with a daughter, eight, and a son, 11.

    CURRENT ROLE

    Director of a metal-cutting machinery business.

    WOULD LIKE TO MEET

    Someone who is bubbly and enjoys laughing. I’m usually attracted to slim brunettes.

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    First Impressions?

    I always make sure I arrive first on dates, so was there when Emma turned up. I thought she was gorgeous. She was smartly dressed in a blouse and white jeans, and was warm and friendly.

    We got on well with no awkwardness, which surprised me. I was amazed she’s been single for a long time.

    Easy To Talk To?

    Yes, we have so much in common. I love that she’s interested in camping and hiking, and has even bought a camper van which is right up my street. I live on the edge of the Peak District, which is great for walking.

    The day of the date was actually her birthday, so we probably had a few more drinks than normal.

    I asked the waiter to arrange a candle in a cake, which she found quite amusing. We laughed about the fact her mum had put her forward for the date — I thought it was sweet.

    She found it funny that I ordered a candle in a cake for her birthday 

    Embarrassing Moments?

    None at all.

    Did Sparks Fly?

    NICK’S VERDICT: 8/10 

    LIKED? She was open and honest.

    REGRETS? None.

    COFFEE OR CAB? Coffee.

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    It’s hard to tell because I’m a man and not good at spotting this kind of thing, but I certainly felt a connection. I thought she was lovely. That’s all I know.

    She had a friend meeting her after the meal so we swapped numbers and parted with a kiss on the cheek. I dropped her a jokey message on my way home just to let her know how expensive the glasses of wine were because we drank a lot of them.

    Would you like to meet again?

    I’d certainly meet again to see if there is something there.

    What do you think she thought of you?

    I think she enjoyed herself, but it’s hard to tell if she thought there was any chance of romance.

    Would your family and friends like her?

    Very much so. My friends are like me and like the outdoors, so Emma would fit right in.

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