Thursday 19 April 2018

First Dates: The best reactions to Ireland's new reality TV show

Daters with Mateo Saina (Maitre D)
Daters with Mateo Saina (Maitre D)
Federica Sanaise, Mateo Saina, Simon Delany
Introducing the Maître D' for First Dates Ireland - Mateo Saina
Photocall launch of RTE2 First Dates Ireland at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 19.04.16. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM **IRISH RIGHTS ONLY** ***EMBARGOED IN PRINT, ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL 6AM ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH APRIL*** *** Local Caption *** Federica Sanaise
Alice Marr and Mateo Saina of First Dates Ireland Newsdesk Newsdesk

Its British counterpart is one of the most-watched reality shows... so will the Irish version gain the same cult following?

Expectations were high tonight and viewers were rooting for their favourites (mostly Wexford lass Amy).

Yes, some people did find love, and, yes, some people did recognise a few faces on the television from Tinder.

Even Dragon's Den chief Gavin Duffy had something to say.

Here were some of the best reactions to the show's premiere online.

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