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Blind Date: Nurse Jess and fitter Adrian had all eyes on them after being introduced at the Perth Cup

Blind Date: Nurse Jess and fitter Adrian had all eyes on them after being introduced at the Perth Cup

JESS, 25, SAYS:

I’ve been single for over a year and I’ve been on quite a few dates through Bumble but nothing has really happened from those.

I was told during the week that we would have to get up and be introduced on stage at Perth Cup, which was a bit nerve-racking, so going into the date I was more nervous about getting up on stage but excited to see what the day ahead would bring.

My first impression of Adrian was he was really lovely and he looked pretty nice.

After we met on stage, we left to grab a drink and just started chatting and getting to know each other a little better.

He wasn’t my usual type, I have dated darker guys in the past, or usually a bit younger or even taller.

He looked a bit like a country sort of guy but he was really lovely and he’s the youngest of four brothers and seems like he’s been whipped into shape a bit.

He looked a bit like a country sort of guy but he was really lovely and he’s the youngest of four brothers and seems like he’s been whipped into shape a bit.

There was some chemistry and we got along really well, though I’m not sure what sort of connection there is yet.

When it was time to leave, he walked me to my car when I left and met a couple of my friends on the way out, who also said he seemed like a really lovely boy.

There wasn’t any kiss goodbye, just a peck on the cheek but he’s been messaging and he’s keen to catch up again.

I feel like we maybe need another date just to see how it goes. Having the setting of the races for the first date made it really easy to talk because there was plenty to talk about and the excitement of the races gave you something else to focus on.

Because we had been introduced on stage, people kept coming up to us saying “how are the lovebirds”, and asking how the date was going.

All in all, it was a really good day.

It was such a good idea. We definitely will catch up again.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

Jess Nazzari & Adrian Keys

ADRIAN, 31 SAYS:

I’ve been single now for eight months, so not too long. I’ve just pretty much have been laying low but thought I’d get back out there I’d guess.

Wearing suits isn’t something I’d usually do in my job as a fitter but for the races I thought I’d give it a crack. The whole date was a little nerve racking at first, but I wasn’t as nervous as I thought going into it.

I first met Jess on stage after the emcee’s introduced us, they made me explain what she was wearing and I wasn’t really expecting that.

Later on I did tell her I was going to say something else on stage but thought I better not, and she laughed.

My first impressions of Jess that she was great, she was nervous too, but seemed like a lovely girl. Although when I found out how old she was it was usually different to who I would usually date, I think she was 5 or 6 years younger. I’ve always ended up dating older girls, because I’m the youngest of four brothers, so I’ve always hung around older people I guess.

I’ve always ended up dating older girls, because I’m the youngest of four brothers, so I’ve always hung around older people I guess.

We spoke about life, where each other were from, schools and how her family is the horse industry so we spoke a bit about that. And we both thought the music was pretty good, they were playing some good songs.

There were a few things we had in common and a few similarities. I’d say there was a little bit of a spark, there was definitely chemistry but we were definitely still nervous at some points.

She actually had to leave just before the last race as she had an appointment that she tried to get out of it but she couldn’t. So we had a few drinks and I caught up with one of her friends before she left and just walked her to the car.

I gave her a bit of a hug and kiss on the cheek to say good bye and we’ve discussed possibly catching up again. It was a really good day.

VERDICT 7.5/10