‘He’s good looking but I prefer taller, more rugged men’: It’s not a match for Karishma and Tremaine on this week’s Blind Date

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Single for four years. 

Relationship History

I’ve had two serious relationships, but neither worked out for various reasons. 

For the past four years I’ve tried dating apps and events, but haven’t found anyone I had a spark with.

Pre-Date Nerves?

I was nervous, especially as I arrived first at the restaurant.

Karishma, 28, would like to meet someone tall, dark and handsome like Superman actor Henry Cavill

First Impressions?

I thought Tremaine was a good-looking guy, but I knew immediately he just wasn’t my type. 

I prefer tall, more rugged men, so although he seemed lovely, I knew the attraction wasn’t there, and I usually stick with my first instinct. 

He was friendly though, so I was sure I’d enjoy his company.

Easy To Talk To?

I liked the fact that he was confident and made conversation, so there were no awkward silences. We talked about food, faith, family, career, a bit of everything.

We both come from big families and are interested in the tech industry, so we had some things in common. 

It was a chatty vibe and we had some laughs. He was the perfect gentleman.

Embarrassing Moments?

No, not really.

While Karishma doesn’t want to see Tremaine again, she says the date was lovely and has inspired her try dating again 

Did Sparks Fly?

Although we got on, when he asked if I’d like to see him again, I said no because I didn’t see any potential for romance. He took it easily and I didn’t feel any awkwardness.

We didn’t exchange details, but just said goodbye when my taxi arrived. 

He would make a kind and caring boyfriend for someone. I’ve no doubt he’ll find someone soon, but for me the search continues.

It was a lovely date and has inspired me to try dating again.

Would you like to meet again?

Not really, as there was simply no romantic spark between us.

What do you think he thought of you?

I think he liked me a bit, and complimented me when I arrived, telling me I looked pretty. 

But he didn’t seem too upset when I explained I didn’t think there was a connection.

Would your family and friends like him?

I don’t think he would fit in with my group as we’re from very different backgrounds.

But then he’s so chatty, he would get on with most people.



Single for four years.


Business consultant.


Someone tall, dark and handsome like Superman actor Henry Cavill.


Single for three years.


Student computer programmer.


I like curves, especially on a woman who loves to go out, but also likes to stay in and cook.


Single for three years.

Relationship History

My longest relationship lasted three years but since that ended, I’ve not had much luck on dating apps. 

I find it hard to figure out who I’ll have genuine chemistry with from an online profile so prefer meeting people in person.

Pre-Date Nerves?

Of course! I’ve never been on a blind date. I wore smart jeans and a jumper to boost my confidence.

Tremaine, 30, is looking for a woman with curves who loves to go out, but also likes to stay in and cook

First Impressions?

I thought she was pretty with a lovely smile, and looked good in a stripey jumpsuit.

She came across as sociable and warm. But I quickly realised we have quite different personalities and so the whole date felt awkward from the start.

Easy To Talk To?

I’m talkative, but Karishma is quite reserved. We spoke about our hobbies and how we like to socialise, but we didn’t have much in common. 

She plays netball and skis, while I like going to the gym, watching football, reading books and spending time with family. 

I also enjoy music festivals and parties, which isn’t her thing.

We did laugh, however, when we resorted to asking each other our star signs and realised we were both Taurus.

Embarrassing Moments?

We ran out of conversation, so both ended up on our phones. 

It was more awkward than embarrassing when we realised there was nothing there.

Did Sparks Fly?

No. Neither of us flirted. She’s a pretty girl and she likes what she likes. 

When I asked what her type was, she basically described the opposite of me. 

And when I queried whether we should meet again, even as friends, she said no.

Tremaine said it was awkward rather than embarrassing when he and Karishma ran out of conversation 

Would you like to meet again?

I wouldn’t, I’m afraid. But I waited with her for her cab and said I hoped she got home safely.

What do you think she thought of you?

I’m not too sure. She was friendly, but kept her distance. 

People put on a good front so she was polite, but she also couldn’t have been clearer that I wasn’t the man for her. I’ll chalk this one up to experience.

Would your family and friends like her?

My family would know she wasn’t for me, and I don’t think I’d fit in with hers either. 

She told me her mum is trying to set her up with someone from a similar Asian background.


LIKED? He gave off a calm, warm presence.




LIKED? She was affable. 

REGRETS? I would have liked a better connection. 


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