First Dates Ireland are looking for single people to take part in the show
Know anyone who would be up for it?
We're almost going past the point where First Dates Ireland can solely be referred to as a dating show.
Why? Well, if anyone has seen it, you'll know that while the flirty chats in the restaurant do have a romantic flavour, the show is actually brilliant at handling the serious issues that are often not often given adequate attention, or handled with the balance and intelligence that they deserve.
For example, we've seen daters with autism, multiple same-sex daters, pansexual daters, deaf daters, a dater who grew up in an industrial school (after her mother was put in a Magdalene Laundry), transgender daters.
And as we've said here before, the real strength of First Dates lies in the philosophy of prioritising the humanity of its guests. All of them.
Since arriving on Irish TV, First Dates has consistently provided us with plenty of entertainment, but it's the moments that pull at your heartstrings that really resonate.
If you know anyone who thinks they'd be an instant hit on the show (maybe even yourself), COCO TV are still looking for people to take part in the next season.
More information can be found here; best of luck with the application.
Who knows? We could be seeing your face on the TV very soon.
We’re shutting the doors on another series of #FirstDatesIRL.
Time to restock the champagne, reset the tables and prepare for a brand new batch of blind daters.
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— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) March 28, 2019