The hit Channel 4 series First Dates, has come to Ireland and RTÉ2. In First Dates, single people from across Ireland come to the First Dates restaurant where they have a real blind date.

Joining maître D' Mateo Saina, are barman Ethan Miles and waitress Alice Marr, who help set the scene and give romance the best possible chance to flourish.

First Dates Ireland is filmed in Coda Eatery at The Gibson Hotel where every moment is captured by over 20 cameras in the first fixed-rig show of its kind to be made in Ireland.

The singletons who visit the restaurant range in age from 20 to 70 plus. The unobtrusive cameras allow the daters to forget they are being filmed and start bonding. or not!

The tables are set and the drinks are on ice as the First Dates restaurant prepares to welcome a new batch of single people looking for romance.



Interested in being a background Dater?

Register your interest to take part in First Dates Ireland as a background dater using the form below. If you rather be a main dater, please click here where you can fill out an application form. Background daters are matched like our main daters and go on a genuine first dates in the First Dates restaurant, but are not featured in the final programme. You may be seen on camera, in the background of the restaurant but your conversations are not recorded.