Emma, 40, (pictured) is a dog groomer, who has been single for seven years
I don’t go for brief flings. I was married and divorced by 21 and then single for three years while I raised my son.
I was then in a ten-year relationship and had my second son, but have been single since. I’ve been online dating for seven years, so nothing surprises me any more.
I was really looking forward to it. My mum volunteered me for this, so she was more nervous than I was.
Single for seven years with two sons, aged 22 and 11.
WOULD LIKE TO MEET
Someone who is kind and enjoys hiking in the country. I don’t like men who are arrogant or too metrosexual.
Nick was everything I had hoped for in terms of company: warm, funny and at ease. He was there first and was wearing a smart jacket and jeans, which was nice because not all men make an effort.
He had a lovely smile and lovely eyes, but I tend to like more muscular men. He was up for a laugh, though, and we hit it off straight away. I liked the way he held himself, and he was polite and chivalrous.
Easy To Talk To?
We have a similar sense of humour and made fun of each other quite a bit. We laughed about being on a blind date and shared our online dating horror stories. We both like being outdoors and camping.
He had a lovely smile and eyes, but I like more muscular men
I also enjoyed that he sounded ambitious about his work, which I think is important, and he complimented me on running my own business. Importantly, he was comfortable in his own skin, which is something you can’t put a price on.
EMMA’S VERDICT: 8/10
LIKED? He’s self-assured.
COFFEE OR CAB? Maybe a hike.
Not really. We just laughed.
Did Sparks Fly?
I got the impression he would happily go on a second date and we exchanged numbers.
If our paths crossed I’d definitely meet …….