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# little mermaid
David and Paddy were the adorable stars of First Dates Ireland last night
They sang Little Mermaid at the table ffs.

THERE WERE COUSINS on double dates, a Louth man trying to explain the basic geography of Ireland and an eventual trip to a Debs on last night’s First Dates Ireland.

But the undoubted highlight was the date between Paddy and David:

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Their intros set out their stalls early on. David was looking for something a little different:

“There’s a production line of people that I come across that seem to have the same ideas, who look very similar and, you know, it’s getting a bit boring”

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Paddy told the camera about his Diana Ross side (even though he doesn’t like her), his quieter side and about having cerebral palsy in his legs, which is why he has crutches:

“I’ve never really had a proper relationship – probably down to my insecurity about being disabled.”

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And David was very impressed with his gold crutches.

As soon as they sat down, it was clear they hit it off

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They both agreed that The Little Mermaid was the best Disney film of all.

So they had to sing it together at the table

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By the end, we’d all invested a lot in this one

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The big question came… did they want to see each other again? David bit the bullet:

“I’m going to go first. Yeah, I’d like to see you again”

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Paddy’s response?

“I’ll go second… yeah I’d like to see you again too”

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Easily the couple of the night

And people were legitimately proud of them

Definition of first date goals, really

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All the feels

And the final screen let us know they had a good night

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Well played lads <3

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