Love Is Blind | Issue 20

Love Is Blind | Issue 20

Critic’s infamous blind-date column brings you weekly shutdowns, hilariously mis-matched pairs, and the occasional hookup.

Each week, we lure two singletons to Dog With Two Tails, ply them with food and alcohol, then wait for their reports to arrive in our inbox. If this svounds like you, email  But be warned ­—if you dine on the free food and dash without sending us a writeup, a Critic writer will write one under your name.  And that won’t end well for you.

Editor's note

I’ll have to admit, this week's Critic Blind Date was a bit of a balls up on my behalf… I would like to apologise to Jude—which I’ve now learnt, is not short for Judy—for setting him up with another straight guy… 

After a quick Google, I’ve realised that I should probably have known that Jude was a male’s name, given such public figures as Jude Law, and more famously, from biblical times; Jude Ass. 

As for what happened for the rest of the night, I have no clue… I can only imagine that after a few too many whiskey sours, the boys ended up sharing a cab home…? 

I'm sorry to disappoint, but you can imagine my laughter when I got a phone call from Jude at dinner. I’ll be sure to check genders and preferences next week… 

This article first appeared in Issue 20, 2016.
Posted 1:21pm Sunday 21st August 2016 by Lovebirds.