IN&OUTTONIGHT 18 Tuesday, 27 October 2009 London Lite have met in a bar -- we hang out in very different places -- so it was good to get the chance to meet someone I wouldnt normally meet, but it was clear we didnt have loads in common. At first, I didnt fancy Scott. Later though, as we were getting on really well over lunch, I began to wonder if I should reconsider my first impression. Thinking back now though, there was just no spark and I think that feeling was mutual. He was a really nice guy but there was no love in the air. I do know that neither of us came away from the date thinking, Oh my God it was amazing, and maybe if we had, we would find the time to see each other again. Catherine seemed like a nice, fun girl in her profile, so i decided to give a date with her a go. at first i thought there might be some tension between us and that wed struggle to find things to say, but it didnt turn out like that at all. the first thing i asked her was if she was nervous, and when she replied that she was, i reassured her she wasnt the only one. Both of us were talking a lot to cover our nerves and, as the date went on, we never really stopped chatting. i found Catherine easy- Are we LOVE HESAYS: Single FILEWhat happened when we sent two Lite readers for a date learning how to make puddings? Catherine audis, 24, a trainee accountant from hackney, chose to date scott hall, 25, a trainee stockbroker from southend, as she liked his banter in his profile. We sent them to make sumptuous chocolate puddings to see if they acquired a taste for one anothers company. ScOTT instantly made a good impression by arriving early for our date. He said he was determined not to be late for me, which I thought was very sweet of him. Part of the reason Id chosen Scott was because I thought he seemed fun, up for a good time, and like he wouldnt take himself too seriously. We were to spend a whole afternoon together at LAtelier Des chefs in W1, eating and learning to cook, which is a long time to spend with a stranger. Initially I was apprehensive, but as the date got going I found I was enjoying myself and the afternoon seemed to be speeding by. We did the whole first date conversa- tion thing, starting with what we do and where were from, and talked about what we would have been doing that afternoon if we werent on the date. Our respective hobbies were the first sign that we had very different interests: I do yoga at the weekend, whereas Scott is really into music and clubbing, and would love to run his own club night. I was impressed -- creativity is something I look for in my ideal man, along with aspiration, and Scott had both. The restaurant where we ate lunch before our cookery class really spoiled us and the food was lovely. We had cocktails to start, and both chose the same main course: chicken and prawn supreme. We were having such fun that we ended up being late for our cookery lesson, which didnt go down well with the chef. The pudding class was great fun, but from the point of view of getting to know one another, we preferred the restaurant as it gave us a proper chance to chat. Scott isnt someone I think Id ordinarily SHESAYS: Fancy going on a date with this hottie, courtesy of Lite? Name James Bailey age 24 OccupatiON Company director RelatiONship histORy Interesting celeb cRush Charlize Theron or Sienna Miller peRfect lONdON Night Out Nice wine, nice food and a great West End show last bOOk i Read Michael J Foxs autobiography last hOliday i weNt ON Marbella what im lOOkiNg fOR iN a giRl Someone who is fun and honest with a good sense of humour FOR A CHANCE TO DATE THIS SINGLETON, EMAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO THE SAME PROFILE QUESTIONS, PLUS A PHOTO AND YOUR MOBILE NO, TO: love@thelondonlite.co.uk Looking for love in London? Thousands are looking for you at Relaxed atmosphere: The Larder, EC1 CHEAP DATE Ourcouplewerelooking fortherightingredients tomakesweetromance For my boyfriends birthday I decided that rather than downing shots and ending up in the gutter, Id take him for a civilised meal. I chose the Larder (91-93 st John street, eC1, 020 7608 5558) because of its set meal offer -- two courses for 20, including a glass of prosecco. of course, I ended up ordering la carte instead. The menu is tantalising. After complimentary hummus and home-made bread we shared succulent hot smoked salmon with capers (7.50) and mushroom gratin (5.50), followed by whole sea bass with sauted potatoes and olives (14.95) for me, and pork belly with scallops and black pud (16.95) for him. We had a carafe of malbec (18.50), which was chocolatey and intense, and for dessert, a perfect sticky toffee pudding. In all, it was a lovely, relaxed evening with great food and wine. Theres always the weekend to drink shots. KELLy, LEyTONsTONE index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html