The second episode of the season of 'First Dates Ireland' was on RTÉ2 last night and as usual there were a great selection of characters looking for love.
We had Lorraine from Limerick who was absolutely gas, between stealing her date's dessert, her fancy guna, and her reaction to being asked if they would see each other again. Peter didn't know what hit him.
— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) January 17, 2019
We also had huntsman Paul and the stunning Dominika who hit it off as well as Orla from Dundalk and chef Daniel who also agreed to another date. Unfortunately, Maria from Cork and model Sara had no spark but did get on very well as friends.
— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) January 17, 2019
Then there was poor Dylan, who didn't get off to a great start with his date by asking if spaghetti was a pasta. He was a very smart dude though who found himself almost apologising for not reading Harry Potter because he was busy reading his college books which are about, you know, actual real life. He was extremely interested in politics so we have no idea why the show decided to match him with nurse Katie, who was an absolute gem but only had a passing interest in the subject. Sure who knows the methods of those wily matchmakers.
Here's some of the best online reaction to 'First Dates Ireland' last night:
— Dave Duke (@DJDaveDuke) January 17, 2019
— A.C (@lilmizzirish) January 18, 2019
I can't believe she ate most of his dessert. I'd be raging 😂#FirstDatesIRL
— Nóirín O Connell (@Noirin_O) January 17, 2019
Lorraine was hilarious! Dessertgate was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time 😂😂😂#FirstDatesIRL
— Denise Walsh (@Orlaoife) January 17, 2019
Well done to #FirstDatesIRL for having a person with special needs working in the restaurant. Visibility is so important especially on television.
— Elaine Róisín (@elaineroisin) January 17, 2019
LOVED seeing a waiter with Down Syndrome on #FirstDatesIrl tonight!
— Louise McSharry (@louisemcsharry) January 17, 2019
#FirstDatesIRL 2 weeks in a row first dates have shone a light on mental health and the people who have come through it. Serious bravery to go on tv and lay it out.
— tony kavanagh (@kavtonesthfc1) January 17, 2019
It’s really brave to turn to someone after a date and say I had a nice time but I didn’t feel anything... easy option is just saying yeah let’s do this again and then ghost them 🤭😂 #FirstDatesIRL
— HollyCarpenter (@Holly0910) January 17, 2019
What's wrong with Prime Time?
#FirstDatesIRL Dylan is actually watching Prime Time on RTE 1 at the moment and hasn't seen the episode
— Evin Ryan (@youknowitsevin) January 17, 2019
He’s still shiting on about politics while eating chicken wings with a fork! Say no more #FirstDatesIRL
— Eoin Quinn (@eoinser) January 17, 2019
Bless Dylan. He’s a lovely lad and I’m honoured to be his roommate x even if he shites on about politics too much 😬😬 #FirstDatesIRL
— Kezza✌️ (@NicCiarrai) January 17, 2019
Who was Dylan expecting to rock up on the date? Mary Harney #FirstDatesIRL
— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) January 17, 2019
No, just someone mildly interested in politics... which he specified was his major interest? We got your back Dylan.
We loved Katie too though.
— Breda Spillane (@bredaspillane) January 17, 2019
Anyone else spot last season's Cillian?
Well the secrets out after me getting lamped tonight looking over at Lorraine 😍 Joke by the way is back on #firstdatesirl ..... Has that ship sailed? 😃 tune in and find out 😉😝 pic.twitter.com/2b2XBcKePT
— Mandingo (@McGuyver123) January 17, 2019
Tell us more dammit 'First Dates Ireland'!!
Once again I must say that I find it regrettable that the updates on the #FirstDatesIRL couples are not more detailed. I need to know if they end up together properly!!!
— Dr Yvonne Daly (@yvonnedaly) January 17, 2019