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8 of the best ever moments from First Dates Ireland

(So far).

1. When the first couple who could speak in Irish Sign Language met each other.

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27-year-old John Charles was a design student from Offaly who also happened to be a member of the deaf community. Although he had been on plenty of dates before, they hadn’t gone further than the first date because he relied on passing a phone back and forth to communicate with his dates who couldn’t speak in ISL.

So John Charles was very pleased to be set up with 35-year-old Stephen, a HR professional who also happens to be Mr Gay Ireland. Their date got off to a great start, and both of them seemed very happy.

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At the end of the date, John Charles said he was delighted that he was able to sign instead of communicating via phone.

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2. When Phil from Tallafornia got pied.

original Source: RTÉ

Everything you need to know about Phil from Tallafornia can be summed up in this tweet:

Phil carried on disgracefully on First Dates. This girl should have been given a second opportunity to go on the show after she had to sit through a meal with Phil telling her that her boobs and lips looked fake and that she had a ‘nice hoop’.

Despite this woman’s very obvious annoyance and revulsion, Phil insisted “It’s not that I think she fancies me. I know she fancies me.” So, it was all the more enjoyable when he got rejected by her. She wasn’t afraid to say that Phil had made her very uncomfortable on the date.

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3. When this woman described the Republic of Ireland as ‘the little bit at the top of the map’…

Nothing engages Irish people with television more than a Brit who’s bad at geography.

4. The suspense when these two were deciding where to see each other again.

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Could this have been any more awkward? Yikes.

5. Then in complete contrast, we’ve got this extremely eager couple.

Have you ever seen the likes?

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Good for them and all, but there’s no noise as uncomfortable as two people kissing with microphones on.

6. When these two guys almost killed each other.

Leigh and Samuel were completely mismatched and it made for some excellent television. They were doomed from the start. In any other situation, they might have just called it a day after Samuel’s made a terrible first impression by calling Leigh’s best friend a bitch for drinking a daiquiri.

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Samuel then went on to say that Leigh’s worst feature was his hair.

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It was like a car crash. You just couldn’t look away.

7. When this chap brought his own cutlery.

Of course there are plenty of people out there who are genuinely terrified of germs. But bringing your own cutlery is kind of pointless if you’re going to use the restaurants plates.

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8. When this couple established that they had been on a date before.

Ireland’s very small.

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