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The Maitre d' on First Dates Ireland was the biggest ride of the evening

Welcome to our lives, Mateo.

FIRST DATES IRELAND was a hit last night.

It had us cringing, laughing and hoping, and even gave us a villain to hiss at.

At the very heart of the First Dates restaurant though, is its staff; waitress Alice, Barman Ethan:

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And the Maitre d’ Mateo. Not a guy called Rasher from Coolock, but this guy:

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Lovely, lovely Mateo:

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Mateo Sania is originally from Croatia, but has lived in Ireland for the past 12 years, and is currently the Maitre d’ at Dylan McGrath’s restaurant Taste.

He was a hit

A big hit

Look how tall

Look how selfie-worthy

Federica and her date, Donegal lad Lee, may not have hit it off. Kildare man Darryl may have blown off the lovely Amy. And the most hopeful pair Tynan and Simon may have not made it past the second date. Sadface.

But when it was all over, at least we still had Mateo

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Read: This Kildare lad turned down a girl on First Dates Ireland and everyone was devastated>

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