A MAN does not realise that everything he said on a first date was vetted via text message by a select panel of his date’s friends.
Tom Booker went on a date with Emma Bradford, and, without his knowledge, her friends Sarah, Emily and Anna.
He said: “I think it went well. She was quite shy, though. Kept looking at her lap, and anxiously fiddling with her hands, especially after I’d tell her something impressive or intimidating, like the fact that I can get her my staff discount at Superdrug.
“She was really pretty. At times she’d even get this lovely blue-tinted glow about her.
“I’m not sure about her sense of humour though. She’s a bit slow on the uptake. Every time I told a joke, she’d look down for a minute or so before laughing.
“And then when I asked her on a second date, she ran to the loo for about three minutes before coming back and accepting. She must have been so nervous.”
Bradford’s friend, Emily, said: “On behalf of the whole panel, I’d like to congratulate Tom on scraping through to the second round. We’re all really looking forward to spending more time with him next Tuesday at Franco Manca.”