A COUPLE who invited an unattached man and a recently divorced woman to a dinner party are hoping they will breed.
The breeding program began when singles Julian Cook and Emma Bradford were positioned next to each other on the sofa by a host who highlighted their shared appreciation of Buena Vista Social Club.
One of the marrieds, Nikki Hollis, 34 from Ruislip, said: “It’s like when Edinburgh zoo brought a male panda over from China and shut him in the cage with Tian Tian – a mixture of excitement and anxiety.
“Though naturally I’ve no idea if Janet is ovulating at the moment. Perhaps I should take her temperature?”
Hollis’s husband Stephen Malley said: “You just don’t know if the female will reject him.
“He overstepped the mark earlier with some self-conscious references to an obscure documentary about reggae, but pulled it back with a nice quip about the cheesecake.”
Malley said that later in the evening he would photograph the newly introduced pair through a telephoto lens so as not to put them off.
Fellow married guest Helen Archer said: “We don’t get any vicarious thrill out of it at all. None whatsoever.
“Though obviously it would be great if later the two of them disappear into the bathroom and started rutting like boar in a forest. Especially since we have set up the webcam and everything.”