Blind Date: Abi & Kaleem

Lifestyle Editor Jess Herbert interviews Abi and Kaleem after taking part in the (in)famous Courier blind date...

Jess Herbert
18th November 2019
Image: Emma Monaghan
Third year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student Abi Jackson met Third year Finance and Accounting student Kaleem Yousaf for a blind date set up by the Courier. 

Abi on Kaleem

Hey Abi, what made you sign up for blind date?
Me and a friend saw it advertised and thought why not, it will be a laugh and a different experience.

How did you prepare for your date?
I just did my usual going out routine with the normal panic of picking an outfit last minute!

What was your first impression of Kaleem?
First impressions were good, he seemed easy-going and relaxed. He matched my type personality wise.

What did you get up to on your date?
We went to Las Iguanas for cocktails.

Did he have good banter?
Yes definitely!

If he was a hot drink what would he be?
He’d be a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

Did you have a lot in common?
Not really but that made our conversations more interesting because we could talk about each other’s interests.

Where does it rank out of all the dates you’ve ever had?
I haven’t actually been on that many dates but this does rank quite highly.

Describe him in three words.
Tall, dark, funny.

Do you think you’ll see each other again?
Yeah possibly.

How was a blind date different to your normal dates?
I had a lot more nerves and uncertainty but it was still a good laugh.

Kaleem on Abi

Hey Kaleem, why do you think you’re still single?
I got my heartbroken in year 9 and told myself never again.

What’s your celebrity crush and how did Abi compare?
I really like Mabel but I haven’t heard Abi sing so can’t compare just yet.

What were your first impressions of Abi?
She’s a really good looking girl, easy to talk to and good craic.

If Abi were a cocktail what would she be and why?
She’d be a woo woo because she’s a good mix of everything - plus she woo’d me.

What did you talk about on your date? Any topics you avoided?
We covered a lot of topics and had good conversations but definitely tried to avoid politics.

If you could redo your date what would you do differently?
It sounds cliché but I wouldn’t change anything, I had a really good time.

Describe Abi in three words.
Warm, ambitious, smart.

Will there be a second date on the cards? If so where will you go?
I’d be keen for a second date and I’d take her for food down by Quayside.

Do you think the courier did a good job of matching you?
We got along well so yeah you did a good job.

Would you recommend Blind Date?
For sure! It’s nice to be outside your comfort zone once in a while.

If you fancy a date email us at
(Visited 60 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ReLated Articles
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap