First Dates’ Mateo Saina ‘Sometimes you’d put your house on it and it doesn’t work out…  With love, it’s pretty hard to pinpoint what’s going to happen.’

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Calling all over 30 single males – First Dates Ireland wants you to apply for season 4 of the hit show.  Best case scenario, you’ll find love, but at the very least, you’ll come away with a story to tell and Dave Fanning, in for Ryan Tubridy, spoke to a man with more than a few dating stories to his …

First Dates Shawna ‘I tried so hard Ryan, and it wasn’t happening!’

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Viewers may have thought self-proclaimed kama sutra aficianado Pranay had met his match in online sex shop owner Shawna Scott on last night’s First Dates, but it soon became all too apparent that this partnership was not going to go all the way.  Shawna spoke to Ryan Tubridy about the ill-fated date: “I thought he was very cute, I loved …

First Dates' Angie‘I’m doing this for my daughter, Yvonne.’

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Ryan Tubridy’s guest this morning and star of tonight’s First Dates, Angie Downey, met Ryan once in the Avoca in Monkstown and “got all excited”. Little did Ryan know then, when they “passed like ships in the day”, that Angie would soon be joining him on air. Angie has worked in St. Michael’s Hospital in Dún Laoghaire for 30 years and is a warm, positive person, an incredible feat of resilience in the face of the hardships she has …

First Dates Bernie ‘When you’re a single parent… you have to keep life as normal as possible and there was never a good time to die.’

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Bernie Murray entered the First Dates restaurant looking for someone tall, bald and tattooed.  Not only did she find someone who fit that description, but he was a someone she already knew and had a bit of a crush on.  Sounds like a dream date, and… it was! The effervescent Bernie spoke to Ryan Tubridy this Valentine’s Day about her …

First Dates’ Eoin ‘Hold on now, says I, and yeah, I found out (on the phone) I had a son back home in Ireland!’

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The First Dates restaurant is open for business and while last week was a bit of a no-show from Cupid, daters in episode 2 fared better.  Ryan Tubridy spoke to one such dater, 29-year-old Eoin Scully from Laois, who was matched up with the lovely Tara.  Eoin embarked on the evening with the spirit of adventure. “I loved the concept …