"People stuck in traffic jams would get further down the road than I would with love," mused Alex when he recalled how his autism once made him too shy to approach girls. But one year after meeting Eloise through The Undateables, the couple were still going strong and about to enjoy a three-day break in France's Loire Valley.
It was to be the longest stretch the pair had spent together and Eloise in particular, who also has autism, was feeling the pressure. "I hope it will be fun and interesting. I'm someone who worries a lot...about trying new things," she admitted.
The stress of leaving her comfort zone proved too much for Eloise on occasion: "The only thing I can do is be like Bob Marley and tell her every little thing's gonna be alright!" joked Alex, and his relaxed demeanour helped Eloise pluck up the courage to jump on board a pedalo, try her hand at segwaying, and venture out for a romantic meal for two on the last evening.
Despite the roller coaster of emotions, the mini break was a roaring success. "I'd definitely love to see more of her as she is very gorgeous," said Alex.