First Dates fans fell in love with the show's oldest ever dater – 97-year-old Richard
Age proved to be no barrier when the Second World War veteran arrived at the restaurant for his date with Ruth
When First Dates welcomed their oldest ever dater to the restaurant, fans of the show fell in love.
97-year-old Richard arrived at the restaurant looking to share his life with a special lady, and before his date even arrived, he was making short work of getting up on the bar stool, ordering a drink and whipping out his iPhone.
The spritely Second World War veteran ended up on a date with Ruth – a woman nearly 20 years his junior. Which still meant that she was 79 years old.
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Viewers were won over by Richard's smiley disposition, positive outlook and zest for life:
Also in the restaurant was unlucky in love Ian. The science technician was returning for a second shot at finding love after his first date didn't work out. You can see if his second date went any better in the clip below:
First Dates continues Wednesdays on Channel 4 at 10pm