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15 toe-curlingly awkward moments First Dates Ireland has given us

Two seasons of pure, delightful cringe.

firstdates Source: RTÉ

LAST MONTH, NEWS came through that season three of First Dates Ireland has been completed and we “don’t have to wait too much longer” for them to arrive on our screens.

People might say they watch it for the romance and the laughs… but when it boils down to it, we’re here primarily for the pure, distilled awkwardness on show.

And there has been so much of that.

1. Remember when this woman had lived in Ireland for 18 months and thought Dublin was in the North

2. Any mention of awkwardness on First Dates has to include this moment from the very first episode. The origin story of First Dates Ireland, if you will

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

3. That time a joke about a golf ball just didn’t land

4. Who could forget *that* sexist deli moment

5. And this emergency Whatsapp halfway through a date

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6. That time a guard didn’t seem too happy about how his date referred to his “little garda car”

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

7. This compilation of silent elevator rides is hard to watch

8. Watch the reaction to this magic trick

9. And bask in the glory of someone asking to order off the kids menu

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

10. When this guy couldn’t remember his date’s name… at the end of the meal

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

11. In fact, it happened quite a bit

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

12. There was the time this lad’s card was declined

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13. “What the HELL is this? Is that real?” – a completely normal way to ask someone about their tattoo

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

14. The deepest burn in First Dates Ireland history

himmaybe Source: @michelle_keogh

15. The kind of show where Youghal can be pronounced “Yoogle”

Come back soon, First Dates. We’ve missed you.

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