Who'll find love on our blind date? This week it's Sara and Amin

Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Sara, 51 and Amin, 56 but will romance be on the cards?

  • Every week, FEMAIL asks two singletons to report back from their blind date 
  • Sara, 51 and Amin, 56, shared their experience after meeting at a UK restaurant 
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Sara, 51, (pictured) who has been single for two years, is a mature student 

Sara, 51

Dating Past?

I had been with my husband for 27 years when our marriage ended unexpectedly. Before that, the last time I’d dated was when I was 19 and saw a guy who was 41. He was an American and our relationship was deemed as shocking. Today, my three children are my world.

Pre-Date Nerves?

Vital Statistics

Single for two years, with three children aged 21, 16 and 13.

Current Role

Mature student.

Would Like To Meet

I’m not one of those women who are all about looks, I’d far rather he were kind, funny, generous and affectionate. But I would avoid smokers or people in debt.

This is my first date in 28 years, so I was feeling nervous. After the hurt and humiliation I felt when my marriage ended, it’s only now I’m ready to meet someone. My eldest made sure I put on a dress showing off a little bit of cleavage.

First Impressions?

Amin was already at the restaurant when I arrived, but the staff accidentally sat us at different tables. I thought I’d been stood up, but then they realised their mistake and brought Amin to my table. He was dressed in a shirt and jacket and was slightly balding, with nice eyes and a warm face.

Easy To Talk To?

I’m an extrovert but Amin, I quickly concluded, is reserved, so I did most of the talking. I discovered he’s a pescatarian and while I felt guilty ordering shepherd’s pie, Amin said it wasn’t a problem.

I was a vegetarian for 25 years and only began eating meat again when I was pregnant with my first child. She’s now a vegan.

I was surprised to discover Amin hasn’t been married. He cared for his mum when his friends were going out on dates and marrying. I understand how difficult it is living with an elderly relative as I used to live with my mother-in-law, who was blind, deaf and disabled.

Sara’s Verdict: 7/10

Liked? Amin has lovely eyes.

Regrets? None.

Coffee or cab? Coffee as friends.

Embarrassing Moments?

I nearly did a massive sneeze when I discovered some rosemary in my food. I love rosemary, but it tends to have this effect on me. I coughed through it instead.

Did Sparks Fly?

No, even though Amin was warm and made lots of eye-contact, he is shy. He likes walking, so I suggested he join a rambling group.

See him again?

With friends, yes. We’re both fans of the Olympics so I’d be happy to watch some of it with him.

What do you think he thought of you?

I suspect Amin thinks I’m chatty, but also nosy because I did give him a thorough questioning.

Would your family like him?

Yes, but my children are vivacious and outgoing characters, too. Amin would get swallowed up.

Amin, 56

Dating Past?

I know it’s hard to believe, but I’ve not had any serious relationships as I was at home caring for my mum through most of my teens and 20s. After mum passed away, there wasn’t ever anyone whom I wanted to date.

Vital Statistics 

Single, I have never married and have no children.

Current Role

Health care assistant.

Would Like To Meet

Someone kind, sincere, and with a good sense of humour. I am easy going and quiet, but a good listener. I like walking and watching sports — hopefully she will, too.  

Pre-Date Nerves?

No, even though I’ve been shy and reserved for most of my life, I wasn’t nervous about this. During the pandemic I realised it was about time I went on a blind date, so treated it like fun.

First Impressions?

There was a mix up with the reservation and we were both sat waiting for one another at different tables. I’d arrived five minutes early and got shown to our table. When Sara still hadn’t arrived 15 minutes later, I started panicking. It was soon resolved though.

Sara was wearing a long dress, and has blonde hair and a lovely, big smile. She is a bubbly character with a happy personality.

Easy To Talk To?

We covered the usual subjects, including family. I have a brother who lives near me with his family and a sister who is based in Canada.

Sara’s three children live with her and her eldest daughter’s partner is living with them, too. It sounds like a lively and riotous home.

Sara encouraged me to get on dating apps, but then she shared some horror stories about them which put me off.

Embarrassing Moments?

Not from my side, if you discount the table mix up.

Amin’s Verdict: 9/10

Liked? She’s easy to talk to.

Regrets? None at all. 

Coffee or cab? Coffee as friends.

Did Sparks Fly?

Being frank and honest, I don’t think so. Sara is lovely, though, and it was a positive experience for me. It’s made me open to the idea of going on another date.

See them again ?

I’d be happy to see Sara again as a friend. She did indicate she’d be open to doing this as well. I suspect Sara would take me in hand and sort out my dating life.

What do you think she thought of you?

Hopefully, that I’m not too boring or quiet. I think I held my own with our conversation.

Would your friends like her?

Yes. Sara is a force of nature and it’s hard not to like her. 

Fancy a posh meal with an eligible single like you? Or would you like to play cupid for someone else? Email your — or their — details and a photo to blinddate@dailymail.co.uk

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