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First Dates Ireland bosses search for singletons to star on show

The hit RTÉ 2 dating show is currently rounding up some hopeful romantics and has opened up the application process to potential daters.
First Dates Ireland's favourite maître D' Mateo Saina (Photo: RTÉ)

First Dates Ireland's favourite maître D' Mateo Saina (Photo: RTÉ)

Neasa Cumiskey

First Dates matchmakers are looking for Irish singletons to take part in the upcoming season.

The hit RTÉ 2 dating show is currently rounding up some hopeful romantics and has opened up the application process to potential daters.

There are only two major requirements to sign up: applicants must be over 18 and, of course, be single.

Eligible candidates must also be permanent legal residents in Ireland and cannot have ties to COCO Content or RTÉ.

While filling out the application form, singletons will be asked to write about their best and/or worst dating experience, their relationship history, and what they look for in a partner.

Showrunners have encouraged all genders and sexualities to give First Dates a try, where daters will be joined by maître D' Mateo Saina, barman Neil Kenna, and waiters Alice and Pete at the romantic Coda Eatery at The Gibson Hotel this summer.

Producer Robert Lanigan said: “We welcome all ages and love those people who are a little more mature, deciding to take a shot at love.

“Men are little slower to apply, so if you know a single man, give him a nudge in our direction.

“Mateo, along with Alice and Pete and barman Neil, make the blind date experience fun and so easy.”

The love of your life might just be an application form and a dinner date away, so go to www.cococontent.ie/firstdates to sign up for First Dates Ireland now.


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