Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 1 October, 2020

Probably the most awkward date in the history of First Dates Ireland went down last night

Poor crayturs.

UNFORTUNATELY, LAST NIGHT’S First Dates Ireland was missing out on some genuine romantic matches.

Sometimes it just doesn’t work out between a pair, even when they’re both really sound.

And so it was with Aidan and Lucy

aido Source: RTE

aido1 Source: RTE

They were first into the restaurant, so anticipation was high for a quality date – and on paper they were very well matched too.

Aido got the chair for her when she arrived in and Matteo was fairly impressed:

“They don’t make them like you any more”

aido2 Source: RTE

Straight away, this joke about driving a golf ball didn’t land and it was a portent of things to come

But they’re both SOUND. We’re not used to this level of awkward

There were a few awkward silences and chats about the size of the table

aido3 Source: RTE

It was… small

Maybe they’d turn it around in the second half? Like, usually things get better as it goes on? Nah.

“First dates are so hard!”

aido4 Source: RTE

It was a tough watch (and probably even tougher for the pair actually on it)

One question by Aido gave us a good ten-second-long awkward silence:

“So, what has you here?”

aido5 Source: RTE

Surely this couldn’t be a match?

But, wait! A moment of hope in the interview ahead of her decision.

Lucy had some *very* nice things to say about him

aido6 Source: RTE

And when they sat down together Aidan went first – and he was happy to see her again

aido7 Source: RTE

Lucy wasn’t feeling it though:

“I’m going to say… no”

aido8 Source: RTE


emmaa Source: @EmmaaByrne Twitter

Judging by the public’s reaction, it was one of the most awkward dates we’ve ever seen

There was a kicker at the end too, when she said he’s an absolute gentleman:

“What were you looking for then… an asshole?”

aido10 Source: RTE

End this now

legend Source: @acciocondora

And then they had to take the elevator together:

“This is great, isn’t it?”

aido9 Source: RTE

Better luck next time lads <3

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