Who will find love on our blind date? This week it’s Carole, 70 and John, 76


Carole, 70, (pictured) is a part-time executive coach and body language author

Carol, 70 years

Past dating?

I got divorced when I was 28 after five years of marriage. I think we got married too soon. He proposed after only a month of dating. I was in a 12 year relationship that ended ten years ago, and more recently a six month relationship and a few flings. I’ve done some internet dating, but I’ve been single for three years.

Pre-date nerves?

I’ve never been on a blind date, but I thought it would be a good day out no matter what. I liked to dress in a nice dress and jewelry.

Vital Statistics

Divorced and single, no children.

current role

Part-time executive coach and body language author.

would like Meet

Someone confident, who can blend into all circles. My celebrity is Brad Pitt; well, you can dream!

First impression?

John has a beautiful smile and beautiful skin. He was neatly dressed and did not look his age.

I was surprised when he told me he didn’t have a cell phone. He lives a quiet life in the countryside and I live a busy life in the city. I have worked and traveled all over the world. He’s a nice guy, but he lives in a different world from me.

We talked about our travels and work, but we didn’t have much in common. At one point he even said to me, ‘We are complete opposites.’ He was right.

Easy to talk to?

It wasn’t tense, but it wasn’t light-hearted chatter either.

He didn’t really ask me questions, but I chatted and he told me about his family. He is a cheerful soul and has enjoyed his life and teaching, and now he is happy in the countryside.

I didn’t mean to flirt, but I’m not bad if I do!

Embarrassing moments?


Did sparks fly?

Carole’s verdict: 7/10

Liked? John was cheerful.

regret? There was no romantic spark.

See him again? No.

No. I told him he had a warm smile, but he never complimented me. He’s a nice guy for someone who wants a steady life. I didn’t mean to flirt, but I’m not bad at it if I do. He told me he was looking for a partner and suggested I wasn’t, so I said, ‘Why don’t you ask me?’

Would you like to meet him again?

I might meet him if he came to London, but I wouldn’t bother visiting him. We are too different. He plays bridge and I go to art galleries and theaters.

What do you think he thought of you?

He thinks I’m sassy and not looking for a relationship. Just because I’m independent doesn’t mean I’m not looking for a partner.

Would your family like him?

My friends would know right away that he’s not for me. I need a more creative person who has a lot more drive in them.

John, 76, (pictured) is a retired university lecturer in engineering

John, 76, (pictured) is a retired university lecturer in engineering

JOHN, 76

Past dating?

I was married for 45 years, but my wife died of cancer ten years ago. Since then I’ve had some casual dinner dates, but nothing has developed.

I am not internet friendly, even the phone is an abomination to me. I know that sounds funny because I’m an engineer, but I prefer face-to-face meetings when possible.

Pre-date nerves?

Vital Statistics

Widowed for the past ten years, one son and three grandchildren.

Current role

Retired university lecturer in engineering.

Would love to meet

An honest, sincere, homely woman, seeking a soul mate, and pleasant to watch from morning to night

I looked forward to it and put on a suit and tie. I have a young outlook on life and keep myself in good health. I am of Iraqi descent and came to England to study when I was 17, settled and got British naturalization. I am in touch with my brothers and sisters in Iraq and visit them whenever I can.

First impression?

Carole is extremely smart and looks great for her age.

Easy to talk to?

We immediately started chatting as if we had known each other for years, but it wasn’t long before I came to the conclusion that she has no time for a relationship.

She told me she didn’t believe in soul mates. Almost from the start I knew she wasn’t interested. She was shocked that I lived in the sticks because she prefers London. The conversation went smoothly, but we disagree on many things. I believe opposites can attract, but they don’t.

Later I texted her to say I think we should have a chance to meet again, but she said no.

From the start she was shocked that I live in the sticks

Embarrassing moments?

John’s verdict: 7/10

Liked? Well informed.

regret? That she couldn’t meet without judgment.

Will you see her again? No point.

Not at all. We felt comfortable, partly because she made the decision that I wasn’t for her.

Did sparks fly?

Carole is an intelligent lady who does not want to compromise. She was looking for a male reflection of herself and I didn’t meet any of the requirements. It’s back to square one for me.

Would you like to meet her again?

I would, but I know she won’t. She quickly put down the shutters, which is a shame.

What do you think she thought of you?

Carole didn’t see me as a match. When my wife died, she requested in her will that the song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face be played at her funeral; this alone makes me believe in myself.

Would your family like her?

They accept it, so they move on with Carole.

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