I’ve never been on a blind date and there’s a simple reason for that; I’m very shallow. If anyone ever says to me that I’d love their friend because “she’s so pretty and funny”, I just can’t bring myself to believing them.
Everyone says that about their friends. People probably say it about me too but if I were a girl and someone said to me “oh you’ve got to meet Alfie. He’s great! Very handsome and dangerously charismatic” and then I showed up, I’d be livid. Furious, even.
With that said, I’m polite and have half a brain, so even if I were to go on this date and not necessarily be interested in who I’m there with, I certainly wouldn’t argue with her about politics.
This comes after a blind date was reviewed by both parties in the Newcastle University student newspaper, and neither the two involved (Danny and Sophia) seemed particularly keen on one another.
But whereas Danny was of the opinion that they simply lacked the spark, but he generally liked Sophia as a person, Sophia ouright called Danny out for being a misogynistic Tory.
Ouch. Sophia said:
“I tried to educate him on his rather misogynist views. He called feminism ‘toxic’ which allowed women to behave as ‘slags’.
I found this very insulting and I was actually very offended. I want to say it was a matter of ignorance and I don’t think he is a bad person but his views are certainly not okay by any stretch.“
Meanwhile, Danny opted for the more diplomatic: “We were both interested in politics so we started talking about it and found that we had quite different views. […] Just because we disagreed on a few things, it doesn’t take away from the fact I thought she was a nice person and was easy to talk to.”
Danny didn’t want to stay out too late since he had a flight early the next day to Poland, whereas Sophia chose to “escape”and pretend that her friend’s house (which they were near) was her own.
The general consensus on Twitter is that Sophia was in the right, and went through a difficult date, although her views on Pina Coladas were out of line.
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Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow