Wednesday 20 September 2017

Atrocious table manners, belly laughs and the humiliation of being stood up as First Dates Ireland returns

Brian Óg on First Dates Ireland. Image: RTE2
Brian Óg on First Dates Ireland. Image: RTE2
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Atrocious table manners, belly laughs and the humiliation of being stood up were among the highlights of the RTE dating show First Dates Ireland which returned to the small screen tonight for the second series.

Self-professed "ass man" Trevor failed to impress his date Katie as he talked with his mouth full while proclaiming his love of the female posterior.

"I don't usually go for pretty girls, I'm an ass man," he said to his unimpressed date, whose name he promptly forgot.

"I know what she ordered and what she was wearing but I can't remember her name," he said without the slightest hint of embarrassment.

Despite being somewhat impressed with his no-holds barred comments on the female anatomy, Katie said: "There was no spark there. If I saw you at Copper's I'd probably set you up with my mate."

"It wasn't a s**t date, but I want to set you up with one of my friends. One of them has a massive arse," she said.

But things got off to a better start for bubbly Irish-Canadian Susan and her date Ann, who were clearly at ease in each other's company.

Susan said she was impressed with Ann's degree in English and her obvious intelligence while Ann appeared to be charmed by Susan's infectious laugh which "she could hear down the corridor."

Although the pair didn't seal the deal for a second date, they did agree to go for a cocktail following their meal at Dublin's Gibson Hotel.

But the night was no laughing matter for the jilted ginger suitor Brian, whose date with Lisa, ended in humiliation when she failed to show.

The visibly hurt red head ended up giving the single red rose he was going to give to Lisa to Maître D’ Mateo Saina.

"I was looking forward to it," he lamented as he sat at the bar by himself.

The series continues on RTE2.

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