There was some lovely folks in the 'First Dates Ireland' restaurant last night and a few great matches were made, but it was Tadhg who won our hearts.
18-year-old Tadhg from Carlow went on a date with the equally lovely Zack (18) from Offaly. The pair hit it off straight over their mutual appreciation of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' but it was their honest conversations over dinner that really tugged on the heartstrings of viewers.
Tadhg revealed he had never been in a relationship or kissed anyone before, and spoke with such courage and maturity about his struggles with being gay.
‘It’s not possible to say all the time, “I’m proud to be gay.”’#FirstDatesIRL pic.twitter.com/v7HjhPUcQ3
— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) January 24, 2019
Here's some of the reaction Tadhg got online:
If everyone was as nice and dignified as Zack and Tadhg the world be a better place. #FirstDatesIRL
— Graham Patchell 🇮🇪🇪🇺 🇵🇸 🇺🇦 (@GrahamPatchell) January 24, 2019
Tadhg reminds me so much of that Tadhg lad on #GoggleboxIRL that watches with his granny! #FirstDatesIrl
— Alan Flatley (@alflats11) January 24, 2019
Ah Tadhg, what a sweetheart #FirstDatesIRL
— Tanya Fleming (@fleming4tan) January 24, 2019
#FirstDatesIrl Tadhg is a wonderful young man I'd love to tell be proud hold your head up your amazing your family are so lucky to have you
— Rita Doyle (@RitaRitadoyle1) January 25, 2019
Tadhg is a pet i love him #FirstDatesIRL
— shauna (@_j0hnnychrist) January 24, 2019
Tadhg....❤️. You're doing great on your first ever date. #FirstDatesIRL https://t.co/1fyQLjQNDv
— Niamh Fitzpatrick (@NFitzPsychology) January 24, 2019
Tadhg is a sweetheart. Bless him. #FirstDatesIRL
— Peter (@peterc83) January 24, 2019
Catch more 'First Dates Ireland' next Thursday at 9.30pm.