There's many a social conundrum that can emerge from a 'First Dates Ireland' episode. Everything from who pays the bill to forgetting names to who should go first for the dreaded second date question.
Last night's episode threw up a new one though as fleet manager Katie from Limerick had her date with Shauna from Clare constantly interrupted by work phone calls. Katie apologised to Clare the first few times her phone rang but ultimately ended up answering it in the middle of dinner which a lot of viewers were not one bit impressed with.
In fairness, poor Katie seems to be worked to the bone and is constantly on call. She really needs to get that old work/life balance in order.
Oh My GOD she answered the phone
She ANSWERED THE PHONE
Is she MAD #FirstDatesIRL
— CROSSY (@CrossyTweets) March 14, 2019
Someone answering a phone call on a first date when you’re mid convo... lil bit rude 🤭 #FirstDatesIRL
— HollyCarpenter (@Holly0910) March 14, 2019
Simply turn off the fucking phone #FirstDatesIRL
— The Cork Coypu (Blue Tick) (@CorkCoypu) March 14, 2019
Turn off the phone! So rude! What’s wrong with people! 😡 #FirstDatesIRL
— david whelan (@dulchiewhelan) March 14, 2019
Sorry like how urgent can a car dealership phone call need to be?#FirstDatesIRL
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) March 14, 2019
— tinydavyq (@tinydavyq) March 14, 2019
Phone rings - I’m sorry - phone rings again - I’m sorry - phone rings again ... I’m sorry .. no you’re not sorry ..... put it on silent you moron 🤷🏻♂️ #FirstDatesIRL
— Paul Burke (@burkov_p2005) March 14, 2019
Tbh I can't even remember the last time my phone wasn't on silent mode 🤔 #firstdatesirl
— What Would You Do If? (@whatwouldyoupod) March 14, 2019
— Suzanne Kane (@SuzanneKaneFM) March 14, 2019
Unfortunately, it wasn't a match for the pair and our heart really went out to Katie by the end of it.
Although RTÉ2's twitter account teased after the show that we may be seeing Katie again...
— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) March 14, 2019
Hopefully, Katie will have better luck next time... and maybe leaves the old phone on silent.