Channel 4 was playing matchmaker last night, when First Dates returned to our screens. Hopeful singletons were paired up to share the excitement, anticipation and excruciating awkwardness of a first date – and we were there every step of the way.
We even managed to pick up some chat up lines…
Is your second name Jacobs? Cause you're a cracker. #firstdates
— Jane Young (@youngonestoo) March 7, 2015
While these Tweeters learned some valuable dating lessons
Any man that has to phone his mate to borrow money is a no-go #FirstDates
— Sarah BF (was Marl!) (@SarahMarl) March 6, 2015
Talking about having kids on a #firstdates would have me running for the door!
— Fran (@FranJade) March 7, 2015
So, to recap, you won’t impress this lot by talking about money and kids, or er, eating cutlery with the wrong hands…
Tim #firstdates great fun but eats with his cutlery in wrong hands ☺️?
— Char (@fashionpansy) March 7, 2015
Or by criticising their first date outfit. Twitter just won’t stand for that sort of behaviour.
Turtle necks are great. Mug her off for that eyeliner #firstdates
— Diana Vickers (@DianaVickers) March 6, 2015
Bro. Start on her eye liner. Don't let her banter you at the table. #FirstDates
— . (@KenYeBlessed) March 6, 2015
Sav is far to beautiful for her ✋winged eyeliner game is POOR. #firstdates
— Tιffany (@Tiffanynicolaou) March 6, 2015
One Tweeter didn’t have many complaints about this date…
Absolutely in love with Frankie and Muhala on their date ☺️? #firstdates … Even more cute that it said they are ‘going steady’ ?
— Carys (@C_Griff7) March 7, 2015
But it left the rest of the Twittersphere feeling rather uncomfortable:
Shes throwing out euphemisms about oysters & dropping in her allergy to latex..meanwhile the guy can't even remember her name ?? #firstdates
— Jo… (@JoBottiana89) March 6, 2015
Ummm… Well this is interesting ?? #firstdates
— Laila Loves (@Lailaloves) March 6, 2015
THIS GIRL IS SO DESPERATE ITS PAINFUL #firstdates
— Lorna (@miss_lde) March 6, 2015
Was love in the air? Maybe. Twitter did have a little crush on a certain bearded gentleman…
Liam though, I think everyone fell a little in love whether or not they hate the beard ? #firstdates
— Ryan James (@RyanJL) March 6, 2015
Liam is awesome. Articulate, gay mums and a beard. What's not to love? #firstdates
— I Don't Claire ? (@Glavlar) March 6, 2015
— Jo Hemmings (@TVpsychologist) March 6, 2015
Though a lot of you seemed to have eyes for one person, and one person only: this waitress.
'Oh, your card declined… I'm joking!' This waitress is officially my favourite person. #firstdates
— Stuart (@stuartkp) March 6, 2015
— Auntie Pegg (@AuntiePegg) March 6, 2015
You can even follow her on Twitter if you fancy…
— CiCi Coleman (@CiCi_Coleman) March 6, 2015
When all was said and done, the bill settled and numbers exchanged, viewers were just pretty pleased that the dating show is back on our screens. It seems, while the show’s stars might be having a little trouble settling down, its fans are ready to say ‘I do’.
Absolutely committed to #firstdates now on C4. God, I love this show.
— Julia Raeside (@JNRaeside) March 6, 2015
First Dates continues on Wednesdays at 10:00pm on Channel 4