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This guy returned for his second go on First Dates last night and this time he didn't leave heartbroken

Aww.

GIVEN CHANNEL 4′S First Dates has been on for years at this stage, they have the luxury of being able to bring people back for another go if they weren’t lucky in love the first time around.

And last night we were re-introduced to Mehmet.

mehmet3 Source: Channel 4

He had a rough time of it on his first appearance last year

His date told him that she was into “bad boys” and Mehmet couldn’t be further from that

mehmet2 Source: Channel 4

Good job, producers.

This time, sticking to his non-bad boy guns, he turned up with some flowers

mehmet Source: Channel 4

People were rooting for the London window cleaner from early on

They couldn’t mis-match him as badly again, surely?

Leanne arrived into the First Dates restaurant

mehmet4 Source: Channel 4

She was looking for a “nice, caring guy who understands me”

mehmet5 Source: Channel 4

Ding ding ding.

People were getting good vibes early on, but we’ve been heartbroken before – so nobody was getting complacent

mehmet6 Source: Channel 4

Leanne hadn’t been having a great time of it either – as she hadn’t been in a relationship in seven years:

“I might just start buying the cats now”

mehmet7 Source: Channel 4

Good plan.

Mehmet had his own tale of woe:

“She ended it by text with me after two and a half years together”

mehmet8 Source: Channel 4

Was he almost *too* nice?

Never!

Things were wrapping up at dinner, and we got our first insight into how this was going:

“He’s different from my normal type in that he seems like he’s a grown up… I did think there was a spark… I definitely felt there was a connection”

mehmet9 Source: Channel 4

And when the moment of decision came, it was a unanimous yes

mehmetfb Source: Channel 4

*relief*

Everyone was fairly delighted

mehmetten Source: @shinypotofgold

A happy ending.

First Dates Ireland, take note: we’d be happy to see some of the unluckier contestants brought back for a chance at glorious redemption <3

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