Cure’ by Jodi Payne
insistence of a friend and against his better judgment,
Jeremy agrees to go on a blind date with Ben. Not even
halfway through the date, Jeremy made up his mind that Ben
wasn’t his type and he was not interested in seeing him
again but events later in the date quickly change his
opinion of Ben.
Cure’ is an ok story, although it could have used a much
more thorough editing job. Jeremy is turned off by Ben’s
arrogance and alpha male attitude on their date, but when
his macho attitude is displayed in a different way Jeremy
starts to see it as a turn on. I don’t feel the chemistry
between these two will build to anything long lasting but
it’s definitely a happy for now story.
and a Movie’ by Alex Marcus-Jacobs
set up on a blind date with a co-worker’s cousin. Expecting
a female cousin Mark is surprised when Sam turns out to be a
he and not a she. Taking the joke in stride Sam and Mark
continue with their date and Mark seizes the opportunity to
explore his sexual curiosity.
and a Movie’ was difficult for me to relate to in terms of
the date itself. I couldn’t get past the fact that the first
date and a blind date was so intimate. No matter what
gender the couple is, I would never expect a first date to
be at the home of a person you don’t know, especially if you
have never spoken to the person and know absolutely nothing
about them. Aside from that I liked Mark and Sam, I thought
it was pretty big of them to take the practical joke played
against them in stride.
‘Catching Out’ by Lee Benoit
ready to settle down, so he recruits his friends and family
to help him find someone by setting him up on blind dates.
So far he’s met no one of interest, at least not until he
stumbles upon Mole.
‘Catching Out’ is a lot different from the other stories in
this anthology, the biggest difference is Mole and Ab didn’t
meet on a blind date. Mole and Ab’s story elapses over a
period of time instead of just one evening as with the other
stories but I never felt a connection between them. The
vast differences between Mole and Ab made their story
interesting but not very believable.
Blind Dates was not what I expected, and I
found myself very underwhelmed. There are positives to each
story that I liked but none of the stories or any particular
couple stood out for me.