A MAN who is his partner’s first date since lockdown began has no idea that the date does not count because it is just for practise.
Jack Browne believes that his meal and drinks with Lauren Hewitt are the beginning of a relationship that could blossom into love, while Lauren is treating it as a dry-run and a warm-up for serious dating.
Browne said: “Lauren seems really great – warm, attentive, funny. There’s just a few weird things.
“Like she’s got a notebook she keeps scribbling in when I laugh at her jokes, or don’t laugh, and when I complimented her hair she insisted I go into quite granular detail. We spent 20 minutes. Just on her hair.
“She kept making notes, including once muttering ‘Don’t eat garlic! Of course, I’d forgotten that’. Then toward the end she was just going ‘Glasses on? Or off? On? Or off?’ while taking her glasses on and off. She didn’t seem happy with either answer.”
Hewitt said: “Jack’s a great guy in terms of being right in the middle of my dating demographic, so ideal to calibrate with.
“No, I won’t see him again after tonight’s sex. Well I need to make sure I’m game-ready, don’t I?”