Who'll find love on our blind date?

Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Adrija, 25 and Jarra, 26 but will romance be on the cards?

  • Every week, FEMAIL asks two singletons to report back from their blind date 
  • This week Adrija, 25 and Jarra, 26 shared the outcome of their date in the UK 
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Adrija, 25, has been single for four years

VITAL STATISTICS 

Single for four years, no children.

CURRENT ROLE

Senior account executive at a fashion agency.

WOULD LIKE TO MEET

Someone who is spontaneous yet family-orientated, who can cook. I am great at cleaning, so it would be a perfectly balanced relationship.

ADRIJA’S VERDICT: 8/10 

LIKED? I smiled the whole time.

REGRETS? Not checking the menu first.

COFFEE OR CAB? Salsa!

ADRIJA, 25

Dating Past?

I had a two-and-a-half year relationship at university.

I moved to London four years ago and have been single ever since.

I’ve had fun on dates, but I’ve realised that’s often more down to alcohol than actual compatibility.

It’s time for something serious.

Pre-Date Nerves?

One hundred per cent. I was a bundle of nerves.

They kicked in a whole two days before the date.

My mum is excited because she is keen for me to settle down. No pressure!

First Impressions?

Jarra is a tall, handsome guy with a charming smile and nice, warm eyes.

I knew he was 6ft 4in, so I wore heels. He has good energy and made me feel comfortable.

I also liked that he was wearing a suit.

Easy To Talk To?

Yes, we covered everything from our previous relationships to where we see ourselves in the future and how many children we’d like to have (I said two or three).

Being quizzed about becoming a parent isn’t first-date material, but Jarra is so lovely I didn’t mind answering him.

He’s had an interesting life, starting off in the Navy before pursuing a career as a photographer.

He was also incredibly adult when we covered serious subjects.

Embarrassing Moments?

I hadn’t properly looked at the menu and ordered a butternut squash and feta cheese dish.

I’m not normally fussy but I couldn’t eat it.

Jarra offered to swap and let me have his shepherd’s pie instead, which was lovely.

Did Sparks Fly?

Yes! We were at the restaurant until 4pm and went on to a salsa club. It was spontaneous and we had fun.

I’m pretty good at salsa but Jarra is not. He made me laugh with his freestyling. 

The date had the perfect ending: a kiss in the street.

See him again?

Yes, we’ve already had a coffee and I gave him a slice of apple pie I’d made for a bake-off competition with colleagues. 

We’re going to see each other again this week, too.

What do you think he thought of you?

I got the impression he really likes me. He messaged me after to tell me it was the best date ever.

Would your family and friends like him?

I think so.

Most of my family think I should be married by now, so they are keen for me to meet someone who will take care of me.

Jarra, 26, has been single for four years

VITAL STATISTICS 

Single for four years, no children and never married.

CURRENT ROLE

Film photographer.

WOULD LIKE TO MEET

Someone who is spontaneous and who I can build a future with. I love passionate and talented women like Davina McCall and Nigella Lawson.

JARRA’S VERDICT: 9.5/10 

LIKED? We had such a genuine, lovely connection.

REGRETS? Lack of salsa skills.

COFFEE OR CAB? Coffee

JARRA, 26

Dating Past?

I prefer to date women I meet in my everyday life — I don’t really do the apps.

When I was in the Royal Navy, I was seeing a medic in the RAF.

We went to Paris and pretended to be engaged to get free drinks . . . but all her family found out and we ended up getting engaged for real.

Pre-Date Nerves?

Apprehensive is the word I’d use.

I was a little bit nervous, but more excited than anything else.

First Impressions?

Where to start? Adrija is a beautiful woman with great posture.

She was at our table when I arrived, so I didn’t get a chance to give her a hug.

We both complimented one another on our outfits.

Adrija wore a cashmere beige jumper with a black skirt and boots. She looked great.

Easy To Talk To?

Very. While we’re both committed to our careers, we’re passionate about the arts, too.

I love going to the theatre, but especially to the Royal Albert Hall.

Adrija is a musician and plays the piano — she’s very creative.

She is from Lithuania and her mum is a sommelier. I loved hearing about her life.

Embarrassing Moments?

At the end of the date, we decided to go salsa dancing.

I’ve not done it before. I assumed I’d be able to follow Adrija’s lead.

I could not — I need classes!

Did Sparks Fly?

Yes, I hope so.

Adrija had to return to the home she was flat-sitting in order to feed the cat, but she came back out.

The serving staff at the restaurant said they couldn’t believe we were on a blind date because of how well we got on.

See her again?

We have seen each other for a coffee (I got to try her incredible apple pie), but we’re hoping to go out again before Christmas.

What do you think she thought of you?

I think she quite liked me and we had such a nice time on the date.

I’ve been absorbed by work recently, or else I’d have seen her within a day or two of our lunch.

Would your family and friends like her?

Yes, they would.

After a couple more dates, I’d really like to take her on a double date with a friend and his girlfriend.

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