First Dates' 'Croatian sensation' Maître D' Mateo plays coy about his love life
There was intense one-upmanship at the launch of First Dates Ireland as attendees and members of the press recounted their dating nightmares.
No-shows, bad kisses and awkward bill splitting - it didn't sound pretty.
But the stars of the reality TV show were much more enthused about the dating world and told us about getting wined and dined as part of the show.
"Croatian Sensation" Mateo Sania takes on the role of the Maître D' - following in the footsteps of Channel 4's smooth talking French man Fred Sirieix.
"This is Ireland, whatever you plan is never going to happen," he told reporters.
"If it's a car crash - what can you do? Keep walking."
But Mateo wasn't so forthcoming about his own love life. Spoilsport.