Last night saw the second episode of First Dates and, well, the cringiness and sweetness continued.
The big stand-out moments were, of course, Kias and his uh... well, his everything. Seriously, that Ciara one is just an absolute smasher and how she keeps either getting stood up or paired with, uh, well. You were there. You saw the state of him.
Of course, Twitter's reaction was crucial and on point, with more than a few sharp observations and witticisms.
Perfect date & then tells him he smells like her grandad?!Actually fell off couch laughing ðŸ˜„ Can't get enough of this show #FirstDatesIRL
— Sinead Dalton (@sineadx1988) April 28, 2016
In fairness, telling someone they smell like their granddad is something that sounds mental when you say it out loud, but makes perfect sense in your head.
Can we get cousins on next week just to up the awkwardness? #FirstDatesIRL
— Fiona Freaney (@freaney1) April 28, 2016
In fairness, we're pushing the higher levels on the awkwardness factor already. Plus, this is Ireland. It is ENTIRELY possible that this can happen.
— Tomás Quinn (@mossyquinn) April 28, 2016
Romance is dead.
Helplines are now opened to offer assistance to those affected by tonight's episode of #FirstDatesIRL
— Fred Sharkey (@FredSharkey) April 28, 2016
"Hello, yes, I've been traumatised by Kias and his awfulness."
Of course the only metaphor the galway guy can come up with relates to Supermacs #FirstDatesIRL
— David Hollywood (@dw00dz) April 28, 2016
Look, you've gotta work with what you know.
Already stressing about how these two are going to make their long-distance relationship work. #FirstDatesIRL
— amy o'connor (@amyohconnor) April 28, 2016
We checked. They couldn't make the long distance thing work, unfortunately. And now we're sad.
Given that they have to pay for it all I’m surprised we haven’t seen someone sneak a naggin in yet. #FirstDatesIRL
— David Doyle (@DavidMJTDoyle) April 28, 2016
The Canadian bartender does seem like the sort who'd hook you up with an empty glass and some ice without any questions.
"I like Titanic." Is that a metaphor for this date? #FirstDatesIRL
— Laura Bracken (@laurabracken4) April 28, 2016
Yes. Yes, it is.
— Barry Carmody (@barros_maximus) April 28, 2016
THEY'RE CALLED SOCKS. WEAR THEM.
— Seán Marum (@SeanMarum) April 28, 2016
Probably couldn't get the rights off BBC.