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Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown – part 1


Today in Focus has been wondering what online lockdown dating is like now social distancing has taken face-to-face meets ups out of the equation. So we worked with the Guardian’s Blind Date column and asked listeners to let us matchmake them with a stranger on a virtual date, with dinner provided … Host Rachel Humphreys introduces the first three couples in part one of a two-part special.

Harry, a 32-year-old producer from the UK meets Jayson, a 25-year-old journalist in Hong Kong. Sam, a 34-year-old currently residing in Los Angeles has been paired with Jennifer, a 28-year-old civil servant from the UK. And Titus, 36, spent a virtual evening with Len, a 30-year old amateur Muay Thai fighter, despite the fact they live just a few roads away from one another.

If you want Guardian Weekend magazine’s Blind Date team to set you up on a virtual date you can email them at blind.date@theguardian.com. You can read the column every Saturday online and in the print magazine.

Elena and Titus. Today in Focus blind date podcast



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