Joanne Bryony Schotpoort (26): Allround creative
Dominique Straal (30): Photographer
What is the best date you’ve been on together?
Dominique: My favourite date must be our second one, when we went to eat at Cradam. Joanne was very nervous, but her sweet and warm energy radiated. Because of her, I wasn’t nervous at all. I was totally at ease. We sat for what felt like a long time, ate and laughed. I had to help her cut a notoriously hard piece of bread. She was funny, clumsy, very well dressed and completely herself. That moment gave me a small glimpse of how it could be, and it later became.
Joanne: I had a couple of days off during the summer of 2020, so we decided that each of us should plan a date. My choice was a trip to this butterfly garden, which was an hour away from Amsterdam. It was inside a large greenhouse, so it was hot and humid. The greenhouse was filled with all kinds of tropical plants, flowers, and the most amazing butterflies with vibrant colours. We learned a bunch of cool new things, and Dominique took pictures with his analogue camera. They turned out really pretty. It was a wholesome day, and I would love to go back.