First Dates Season 21 is to Premiere on Channel 4

Status: not renewed yet
Latest Episode: 5/15/2023
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Station: Channel 4
Genres: Romance

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Episode 5 May 15, 2023

Guests include a woman whose exes tend to marry someone else soon after the break-up, who is paired with a wedding photographer in search of a picture-perfect love of his own. A divorced grandfather trying to conceal his age connects with a business analyst who has been called `unapproachable", while a former youth Olympic trampolinist from Essex fears his ginger hair is holding him back.

Episode 4 May 8, 2023

Sonya, a 77-year-old tour guide who has been widowed for 15 years, is looking for a man to share experiences with, and is set up on a date with 69-year-old film rigger Graham. Meanwhile, 26-year-old florist Charlotte meets 29-year-old data analyst Adam from Blackpool, and 26-year-old alpha female Mabel is paired with Lion, a self-proclaimed lion by name and nature.

Episode 3 May 1, 2023

A nutrition student hoping to meet a man who is open with his feelings finds she is not used to compliments during a date with a football coach, and has to brush up on her flirting. Elsewhere, two diners bond over their shared love of dogs, a farmer presents his date with a gift of beetroot, and a woman discovers she has met her supposedly blind date before.

Episode 2 Apr 24, 2023

A cheesemaker meets a marketer with an endless line of jokes, and a company director and a fan of motorbikes and rockabilly share their love of the 1950s. Two gym enthusiasts seem to hit it off, but disaster strikes later in the night, while two executives with a taste for sharp suits seem like a good fit.

Episode 1 Apr 17, 2023

The first guests in the 20th series get off to a rocky start when 39-year-old Craig drops the bombshell that he has three children - all with different mothers. Avid gamer Olivia feels she needs to play down her interests when on dates, and hopes to meet someone who will accept them, while dog lover Billy is troubled to discover her date has tattoos of 40 people's names.

Valentine's Special 2023 Feb 14, 2023

Fred and the staff serve an extra portion of romance for Valentine's Day and for guests like Brendan who has been on around a thousand dates, it might just be their special night. After an arranged marriage at a young age 42 year-old Annie has been out of the dating game for a long time, will 50 year-old Dave be the man of her dreams? 27 year-old `clubbing queen" Amanda is fed up of men being too keen too soon, she's hoping club rep Ryan will be different. Special effects make-up artist Erin is looking for a partner to look beyond her disability and see the person she really is.

First Dates at ChristmasDec 27, 2022
Episode 6 Aug 25, 2022

Thirty four-year-old Dan, a construction manager from Essex putting a broken engagement behind him. He is partnered with 35-year-old Jess, a personal trainer whose love life is in need of a good workout. Twenty-five-year-old Emily from Leeds boasts a master's degree in law. Her date is rom-com-loving Yorkshire lad Ryan. Carpet salesman Nathan, 28, has been round the block and back again in his home town of Burnley. But he is here to turn over a new leaf. His date is retail assistant Chloe, 23, a Lancashire woman who hates a pushover and is looking for a man to challenge her.

Episode 5 Aug 18, 2022

Returning to the restaurant from earlier in the series is 31-year-old Luca from Essex. After his last date with TV presenter Hayley didn't work out, the self-proclaimed `Italian Stallion" is paired with 32-year-old Natalie, a saleswoman and amateur Tina Turner impersonator. Plus, nanny and pony groom Fabia is matched with country boy George, who supposedly sports a bit of an edge. Also seeking companionship are English teacher and facial piercing addict George, bibliophile Ria, handyman David and care worker Denise.

Episode 4 Aug 11, 2022

Barrister clerk Bethany is worried that she intimidates men and scares them away. She is paired with tall telephone engineer Dan, keen to see whether he measures up to her expectations. However, Dan's party boy ways may well prove an obstacle to the pair making a connection. Truck driver Beth is fed up with riding solo. Her date is freelance pilot Aristos, who rarely encounters women in his day-to-day life. Theodora ended her marriage of 46 years and is now searching for romance. She meets widower Simon, who promised his wife he would find love again after she died.

Episode 3 Aug 4, 2022

Luca, a 31-year-old tiler from Essex, is hoping to polish up his love life by visiting the First Dates restaurant, and is keen to prove he's not the 'player' women judge him to be. His date is TV presenter Hayley, who may be confident on camera, but finds dating rather daunting. Next in is 72-year-old retired prison officer Sandie who, having modelled the first police-issue trousers for women, completed a Masters, and written a book, has lived a full life and wants to find someone to share an active retirement with. Her date is 79-year-old tennis coach Chris, who is also on the lookout for someone fit and active.

Episode 2 Jul 28, 2022

Once again, maître d' Fred Sirieix plays Cupid at the Manchester restaurant. First to arrive is 36-year-old, larger-than-life stand-up comedian Mani. Despite his confidence on stage, he's yet to find a strong, independent Pakistani Muslim woman he can settle down with off stage. His match is 30-year-old nursing home owner Natasha, whose quick wit and dry sense of humour seem set to give Mani a run for his money. Twenty nine-year-old hairdresser Scott has a history of relationships being cut short. He's paired with gentle giant and self-confessed Nintendo geek Lewis, who wonders if his love of computer games is the thing that's keeping him single.

Episode 1 Jul 21, 2022

Maître d' Fred Sirieix and his team prepare once again to play Cupid at their Manchester restaurant. Essex-born cleaning fanatic Fleur is paired with Essex boy Louis, who reveals he has been working as a high-end escort. Thirty five-year-old Ian, from Co Durham, is full of contradictions, which include working as a gas fitter while also running an art gallery with a champagne bar. it remains to be seen if similarly-aged medical lab assistant Michaela could be the woman to love all of his quirks.

First Dates: Pride Special Jun 30, 2022

In celebration of 50 years of Pride, this special episode looks back at some of the LGBTQIA+ couples who `followed the rainbow". Among those featured is beautician and recruitment assistant Georgia, who in 2018 was paired with 21-year-old ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Georga. In 2016, 61-year-old retired hair salon owner Philip met former actor Simon, who had a predilection for older men. In 2015, self-confessed `geezerbird" Lucy was seeking the love of a good woman. Enter recruitment manager Nicola - a woman not afraid to speak her mind.

Classic Dates Mar 31, 2022

A look back at some classic dates - from a dominatrix looking to 'grow old disgracefully' to a bricklayer called Molly. And there's a prickly moment for an upmarket flower seller. 

Double-Daters Mar 3, 2022

A look back at some classic dates and some of the most memorable pairs of double daters in the programme's history. Bubbly Geordies - and ex-married couple - Mandy and Stuart come together to lend moral support as they bid to find love again. Mandy wants an adventurer to whisk her off her feet, and her date, globetrotting Adam, could be just the ticket. Stuart's cheeky humour has fellow divorcee Claire in stitches. However, he's about to reveal to her his past with Mandy. Also featured are twin sisters Claudia and Francesca. While Francesca appears to be smitten by Hugo, Claudia has been hurt too many times before, and her guard is up with rapper Marcus.

The Awkward Ones Feb 24, 2022

A look back at classic meet-ups that didn't quite go to plan, with mishaps, cringe moments, the date who had to 'Google how to flirt', and a surprise turn from a certain Joey from Essex.

Episode 7 Feb 17, 2022
Thirty two-year-old Sophie needs to find the right guy to earn her trust and tempt her away from the comforts and convenience of living with her parents. She hopes Adam from the Wirral will change her outlook on life. Connor, who owns a collection of brightly coloured ties, is introduced to fellow accessory-lover Kemis, while adventurous 73-year-old Mike is paired with fitness fanatic Coleen, a widow who is ready to meet someone to share fresh experiences with.
Episode 6: Valentine's Feb 10, 2022

It's Valentine's at the First Dates restaurant, and there's an extra serving of romance - for broken-hearted Chris, singer twins Hazel and Brenda, and Saskia and Roisin, who can't stop flirting

Episode 5 Feb 3, 2022
Twenty seven-year-old single mother and dog groomer Brenna seeks a man who won't be put off by the fact she has a daughter. She hopes to find a connection with dog-loving electrician Ross. Twenty-four-year-old party girl Tori is looking for someone to bring a bit of sparkle into her life. She's matched with 30-year-old beautician Sophie, who's on the lookout for a life partner. Plus, actress Alice meets 26-year-old cocktail bartender Jac, who is hoping to shake his life up a bit.
Episode 4 Jan 27, 2022
Twenty one-year-old post-grad student Madeleine struggles to find guys who stimulate her mentally, and would love to meet a rugby boy who's marriage material. She's paired with rugby-playing Tom Hardy impersonator Ewan. Returning to the restaurant after a problem first date is truck driver Paul. His date is 50-year-old fellow Geordie Tracey. Meanwhile, 35-year-old Sophie from York seeks a man who isn't going to 'mess her around'.
Episode 3 Jan 20, 2022

Becky, a 22-year-old from Bristol, seeks a man who will accept her and her snake. It remains to be seen whether leather-clad Lee from London will prove to be the open-minded guy she's looking for. Paul, a 54-year-old lorry driver from Newcastle, is looking for a woman who appreciates his softer side. He is paired with three-time divorced Ruth - who it turns out is his brother's ex. Plus, primary school assistant teacher Michael struggles to control his nerves for his date with student Imogen.

Episode 2 Jan 13, 2022

Cake-maker and self-confessed `princess" Fiona seeks someone `chunky and funky", finding herself paired with recruitment consultant Rakim. Ex-soldier Tristan from Exeter is on a mission to find his perfect woman after being single for four years. Will beach-loving Ema get swept away by his passion for the south west? Twenty-nine-year-old Lewis - whose narcolepsy caused him to fall asleep on a previous date - is paired with DJ Thom, while lager and football-lover Jessica is introduced to fellow northerner and pub-lover Ryan.

Episode 1 Jan 6, 2022

Return of the dating show in which singletons meet up with possible partners at a restaurant. First up is Carol, once a Monty Python star, who meets interior designer Keith. Could he be the leading man she's been waiting for all these years? Twenty-six-year-old Charles has never had a girlfriend and is yet to experience his first kiss. Could 22-year-old Freya be the one to change that? With a shared passion for origami, it isn't long before Charles impresses Freya with his talents.

First Dates at Christmas 2021 Dec 22, 2021

With Christmas 2020 having been cut short for so many, Fred Sirieix and his team are back and pulling out all the stops to make sure that this Christmas is one to remember. First into the festive restaurant is 25-year-old Dan, a jobbing Father Christmas who, despite spreading joy each year, has struggled to sprinkle some magic on his own love life. Also ready to get her festive flirt on is 21-year-old recruitment consultant Macy, who is looking to fill the permanent position of boyfriend this Christmas.

Episode 5Oct 4, 2021
Episode 4 Sep 27, 2021

An international DJ who has learned some new things about her sexuality after a recent holiday to Ibiza now has to get to grips with London's same-sex dating scene - which is not easy when her first date is someone she previously blanked on a dating app. A man with deteriorating vision and a desire to start a family is paired with a trombone player, while other candidates include a full-time carer and a medical student looking to date outside her profession.

Episode 3 Sep 20, 2021
Those taking part include 23-year-old Rory, who meets 24-year-old Ella, along with 54-year-old self-confessed man-eater Caroline, who has been on 50 dates in the past two years. Tattoo enthusiast Adam returns to First Dates hoping to romance 30-year-old single mum Laura, who is yet to meet a man who accepts she has a child. Urologist Abi may know all about the male anatomy, but realises her job can scare off some men.
Episode 2 Sep 13, 2021
A Disney fan seeks a fresh start after losing her last partner due to a tragic accident, while 27-year-old Craig wants to find a man who will share his love of dogs. A retired Butlins redcoat has high hopes for her date, and a woman who has not enjoyed much luck on the dating scene may have finally found the man she is looking for.
Episode 1 Sep 6, 2021

The first of this series' couples bond over a love of Japanese culture, although nerves threaten their chances. A police detective goes on a date with a man who used to be on the force, an actor meets a journalist and Latin ballroom dancer, and an entrepreneur with a flashy exterior and even flashier car is hoping to find someone to settle down with.

Episode 6 Feb 23, 2021

Ex-strongman Matt meets midwife Kat, who has a big story to tell. And is David from Portugal the 'upbeat, fun Latino' of Devon housekeeper Luke's dreams?

Episode 5 Feb 16, 2021

Beauty queen and bricklayer Chloe seeks a girl with similar grand designs for a future together. India wants a tall, dark, handsome guy. And financial investigator Sylthea gives her date a grilling.

Episode 4 Feb 9, 2021

Can Fred and co rustle up some love action on Valentine's for more hopeful singletons - from a wedding planner to an ex-politician and a West End actor who's looking for a first boyfriend?

Episode 3 Feb 2, 2021

Luxury car seller Sam likes his women 'fast and topless'. Is former teacher MJ open to Sam's desire to explore the kinkier side of sex? And black belt Keira meets ex-footballer Max.

Episode 2 Jan 26, 2021

Double-divorcee and 'hopeless romantic' Ian hopes it's third time lucky, with Amy. Scientist Gerald meets 'free spirit' Lisa. And will nervous Danny regret his five pre-date pints?

Episode 1 Jan 19, 2021

As a new series launches from an all-new Manchester venue, more singletons are looking for love, from a glamorous gran to a parliamentary worker who loves to talk sex and politics

First Dates at Christmas 2020 Dec 23, 2020

Fred and the team head to a cosy rural hideaway inspired by favourite yuletide romcoms, as single people search for the most perfect gift of all - love

Fireworks Dec 2, 2020

A look back at some full-on first encounters where sparks really did fly. Featuring two lust-struck dancers, a feisty Scotsman, a crucial kiss, and a love of latex.

Celebrity Best Bits Nov 25, 2020

The showbiz singletons on blind dates are singer Alexandra Burke, Tory MP Michael Fabricant, Esther Rantzen, DJ Roman Kemp, and Gogglebox's Sandra Martin.

Plot Twists Nov 18, 2020

A look back at some first dates that didn't go so smoothly - from the counsellor and the producer who couldn't see eye to eye over the bill, to the Disney superfans hoping for a fairy-tale ending

Second Chances Nov 11, 2020

A look back at some of the couples who took a second shot at finding love, from a Persian princess to an 80-something tennis coach, and a self-confessed geek hoping for an epic ending to her story

Opposites Attract Nov 4, 2020

This trip down memory lane sees how sometimes opposites attract, including an eccentric theology student, a 'Norse God', and two of the naughtiest minds ever to have graced First Dates.

Together Forever Oct 28, 2020

This trip down memory lane serves up some classic dates where sparks flew and love blossomed, from two tweed lovers, to an eager octogenarian, and an accountant determined to make numbers sexy.

Episode 4 Oct 21, 2020

American beauty queen and PhD student Camille seeks a gent who's not daunted by brains or beauty. And 'ladette' Shannen is ready to love again after losing her husband to cancer.

Episode 3 Oct 14, 2020

Jamie, a plumber, who hasn't had a girlfriend for years, meets Leigh, who's looking for a guy who's good with his hands. Steampunk enthusiast Joe meets Jess, who used to dress up as a Victorian.

Episode 2 Oct 8, 2020

Aryeh seeks a man who can handle his big personality. Meryl, a 60-year-old widow, hopes for someone 'with a pulse' who can keep up out clubbing. And two sisters try double dating.

Episode 1 Oct 1, 2020

A new crop of singletons roll up to the First Dates restaurant, including a self-confessed party animal seeking someone just as wild, a disco dancer, an ex-Playboy bunny, and a biker daredevil

Episode 5 Mar 19, 2020

Ex-market trader Dave meets Sara, whose previous marriage lasted five days. Trendy Dennis and Chris wear matching trainers. Ruth has come to her date with 'Mike' - her colostomy bag.

Episode 4 Mar 12, 2020

'Alpha male' Josh is looking for his very own Kardashian. Is glam 25-year-old Yasmin his match? And will waxing entrepreneur Sherie's Marilyn Monroe dress be a hit with Richard?

Episode 3 Mar 5, 2020

Anthony is 31 and has a wild past. He meets Lawrence, who's never been in love and feels his 'dating river has run dry'. Bev meets Howard, a former bank manager with a famous face.

Episode 2 Feb 27, 2020

Chloe 'flirts her way through life' and seeks a 'geezer' who can handle her. Is Anthony her man? Dog walker Scearcia has a steamy date with Aurita.

Episode 1 Feb 20, 2020

Semi-pro footballer Reece worries that being 5' 4'' will stop him from scoring with Ria

Valentine's Special 2020 Feb 13, 2020

It's Valentine's Day at the First Dates restaurant. Beauty queen Sophie meets cheeky-chappy Bailey, as 59-year-old Rachel has her first ever date with a woman, blonde bombshell Debs.

First Dates at Christmas 2019 Dec 25, 2019

A festive edition of the dating show in which singletons meet up with possible partners at a restaurant in the hope of finding love, before deciding whether they want to take things further. This time, former bodybuilding champion Kieran goes on a date with 23-year-old student nurse Abi. Meanwhile, 67-year-old Suzy is set up with Fred, a fellow divorcee who is looking for some excitement in his life, and single mother Amy meets 29-year-old Geordie Scott.

Episode 6 Dec 17, 2019

Welsh hairdresser Jess, who's 25, looks for a man who's a cut above the rest. Casey, a 25-year-old charity shop manager, has his dream white wedding all mapped out. Is his date husband material?

Episode 5 Dec 10, 2019

Music producer Barry, who's 71, dates a former member of a pop group. PR exec Claudia, who's 26, looks for a date who won't make her feel 'ick'.

Episode 4 Dec 3, 2019

Model Tahiry, who's 23, struggles with stage fright and seeks a man who can calm her nerves. Thrice-married octogenarian Cliff dates 84-year-old Margaret.

Episode 3 Nov 26, 2019

Reiki practitioner Sairaphina hopes to re-energise her love life. Gym-bunny James arrives for his date with Mum in tow. Fiona bonds with her date over shared life experiences.

Episode 2 Nov 19, 2019

Fellow Italians Marco and Chiara bond over their roots; criminology student Luka, who's fascinated by serial killers, meets musician Daniel; and two care workers from Preston date

Episode 1 Nov 12, 2019

The restaurant opens its doors again. Jessica seeks a James Corden doppelgänger. Dottie, who's 71, goes on her first date in 51 years. Single mum Keely meets market trader Ben.

Episode 10 Jun 18, 2019

Magazine editor Alex arrives at the restaurant sporting bright blue hair. She meets professional story-teller Wilf. Meanwhile, teacher Masackia doesn't like exotic food but would like an exotic man.

Episode 9 Jun 11, 2019

Singletons looking for love include a makeup artist with strong family ties, a pair of microbiologists, and an ice cream man hoping to go from Mr Whippy to Mr Right

Episode 8 Jun 4, 2019

Will romance blossom for a pest controller and a good time Essex girl, a glamorous granny and a poet, or a working mum with a sideline selling and renting sex dolls?

Episode 7 May 28, 2019

Can 61-year-old Italian restaurant owner Giovanni give Fred a run for his money on the charm front? Can Jason see past Tyrone's ADHD? And does barber Chris smell good enough for dental nurse Debbie?

Episode 6 May 21, 2019

The dating hopefuls in this episode include a builder who's finally ready for a concrete relationship, a naked bike rider, a pair of gamers, and a man who's been married five times

Episode 5 May 14, 2019

Recruitment consultant Jack returns for a second first date at the restaurant, this time with hairdresser Shauna. Mark, who's been single for 10 years, meets Claire, who's never had a relationship.

Episode 4 May 7, 2019

Can kizomba dancing queen Carina side-step away from situationships and into a real relationship with actor Kevan? Meanwhile, romcom fanatic Becky is looking for her very own Hugh Grant.

Episode 3 Apr 30, 2019

Is 6' 4" trucker Tony the 'Neanderthal rock god' that Lynda's looking for? And is there chemistry between neuroscientist Michael and publishing assistant Hannah?

Episode 2 Apr 23, 2019

Serial dater Jack, who's looking for a 'naughty sort', thinks his luck's in when he meets glamorous fire-breather Safina. But will his laddish charm impress her?

Episode 1 Apr 16, 2019

Josh and Natasha bond over having fabulous hair, but commit some hilarious dining faux pas. Georgia is looking for a football-playing Cara Delevingne.

Valentine's Special 2019 Feb 14, 2019

Chi-Chi and her son Curtis both have dates; can she resist interfering in his date with Jaleesa? And how will Danny react when he discovers that his date's best friend is First Dates waitress Laura?

First Dates at Christmas 2018 Dec 25, 2018

Cheeky ladies' man Eric, who's 101, meets Norma, who's been single for 46 years. And librarian Louise dreams of his and hers Christmas jumpers. Can awkward dater Tom make those dreams come true?

Episode 8 Dec 17, 2018

Helicopter pilot Paul, who's also a cross-dresser, embarks on his first ever date dressed in women's clothing. Sexy geeks Hannah and Dan bond over everything from video games to school insecurities.

Episode 7 Dec 10, 2018

Ruth wants to find a man who can keep up with her in her saucy seventies. Meanwhile, TJ, who's been told that he looks like Johnny Depp, turns up for his date after a few daytime drinks.

Episode 6 Dec 3, 2018

Chrissie and Jonny have one of First Dates' most sexually charged dates ever. Meanwhile, Rodney, who's 45 and has never had a girlfriend, meets Mandy, but they don't have flirting down to a fine art.

Episode 5 Nov 26, 2018

Flirtation turns to faux pas as the drinks flow on songwriter Kristina's date with photographer Nicola. And will cheeky charmer Billy's fear of butter harm his chances with blonde bombshell Olivia?

Episode 4 Nov 19, 2018

Diamond grader Sachen and financial lawyer Priya discover that they've met before. Make-up artist and model Danni meets bar manager Aiden, the tallest man to ever enter the First Dates restaurant.

Episode 3 Nov 12, 2018

Will the stars align for sci-fi fans Warren and John? Former reality TV star Aisleyne is looking for a man with 'the heart of the Dalai Lama, the personality of Russell Brand and the body of Rocky'.

Episode 2 Nov 5, 2018

'Cupcake king' Sunny meets fellow self-professed boffin Misha. Twins Rebecca and Stephen nervously embark on dates with engineer Kristian and legal assistant Emily. Fred's dad visits the restaurant.

Episode 1 Oct 29, 2018

Can Cameron help politics graduate Joe leave the singles market? Meanwhile, Lee's ready to hang up his party hat and settle down, and Abbi immediately catches his eye.

Celebrity Special for SU2C Oct 25, 2018

Joey Essex, Melinda Messenger, Sandra from Gogglebox and Lady Colin Campbell bravely embark on blind dates with unsuspecting members of the public, in this special episode for Stand Up To Cancer.

Episode 10 Jun 7, 2018

Primary school teacher Richard gives his date Jess a '15 out of 10'. Ex-pop star Jay and call centre manager Brett reveal some surprises from their past and play a game of dare.

Episode 9 May 31, 2018

How does New Yorker Bryan react when art dealer Simon says his ideal man would have a more toned physique? Max and Esther bond over a shared love of words. And is Ben the nice guy Leora's looking for?

Episode 8 May 24, 2018

Will Harry Potter fans Claudia and Jack have a magical date? Will Michael's cheeky comment about carnival dancer Ruth's derrière hit a bum note?

Episode 7 May 17, 2018

Kit has been single for 37 years. He wants to meet a man who shares his passion for the royal family. And will James from Hertfordshire get the seal of approval from Kate Middleton lookalike Jodie?

Episode 6 May 9, 2018

Ketan, who has autism, meets Brodie, who's looking for a man with quirks. Emily - Miss Essex 2016/17 - is looking for a man who won't just see her as a trophy girlfriend.

Episode 5 May 2, 2018

Will student James's unconventional party trick impress Emilie? And pop singer Ben, who was a smash hit in the 1980s, meets Sarah, who used to have his poster above her bed.

Episode 4 Apr 25, 2018

Dental nurse Jade hopes to get her teeth into a tall alpha male. She meets strapping, handsome tree surgeon Tom. Female sumo wrestler Sharran meets ex-bingo-caller David, who's been unlucky in love.

Episode 3 Apr 18, 2018

Do six-foot-tall legal PA Jordan and basketball player William have too much in common? Plus: First Dates' oldest ever dater, and the return of science technician Ian.

Episode 2 Apr 11, 2018

Lyn has a surprise for her date Steve: she's pregnant. Can Rebecca see past Freddie's nerves? And Cindy and Elan, who have matching outfits, bond over matters of the heart and family.

Episode 1 Apr 4, 2018

Mandy and her ex-husband Stuart visit the restaurant together for dates with globetrotting Adam and divorcee Claire. Meanwhile, can tall, handsome J prove there's more to him than meets the eye?

Episode 13 Dec 18, 2017

Bina runs a bridal business; does Joban make her want to don her dream wedding dress? Will born adventurer Stephen run a mile when he finds out that Dina wants to start a family?

Episode 12 Dec 11, 2017

Tattooed yoga lover Jack, vibrant 70-year-old fashion stylist Christine, Stetson-wearing Simon from Dallas and performance artist and poet Justin are among the diners looking for love in this episode.

Episode 11 Dec 4, 2017

How will model Laura react when she finds out what tall, dark Dan does for a living? And will sausage roll maker Joel's culinary creativity impress recipe developer Mimi?

Episode 10 Nov 27, 2017

Will mods Neil and Eileen ride off into the sunset together? Fire-breathing podium dancer Khloe and former club promoter Rick both love music; will their date hit the right note?

Episode 9 Nov 20, 2017

Student Leah's on her first ever date. Welder Daniel and student midwife Emily bond over their shared love of romcoms. Pilot Antonia hopes to meet a man who wants to know the woman behind the uniform.

Episode 8 Nov 13, 2017

Natasha, who's been out of the dating game for a couple of years, meets laid-back Oskar. Glamorous Emily and model Matt discuss aliens. And 73-year-old Michael's roaming eye gets him into trouble.

Episode 7 Nov 6, 2017

Can painter and lawyer Josh court student and waitress Sophia? And Lesley and Babs bond over their mutual admiration of Michelle Obama.

Valentine's Special 2018 Feb 16, 2018

Can Fred's advice turn Disney superfan James into bra-fitter Jess's Prince Charming? Issac, who's getting his life back on track after being homeless for three years, meets feisty Maya.

First Dates at Christmas 2017 Dec 25, 2017

Fresh singletons visit the restaurant and favourite First Dates daters return for a special festive episode celebrating Fred and his team's successes, engagements and the first First Dates baby!

Celebrity Special for SU2C Nov 2, 2017

Can celebrity singletons Sinitta, Michael Fabricant MP, Roman Kemp and Jan Leeming find love with unsuspecting members of the public?

Episode 6 Oct 30, 2017

Can dancing accountant Robert sweep French aristocrat Gladys off her feet? Self-confessed Jack the Lad Joey and fashion blogger Jodie have a chance encounter the night before their date.

Episode 5 Oct 23, 2017

Finding the right man has been a tall order for 6' 3" Nikki; how does 6' 4" Ross measure up? And is there a spark when laboratory engineer Daniel meets lingerie designer Lauren?

Episode 4 Oct 9, 2017

Alasdair and Lee bond over their love of the pop parade. Stu lost his sight 13 years ago; he hopes to meet a feisty redhead. Wrestler Lewis returns to the restaurant, for a date with barista Lauren.

Episode 3 Oct 2, 2017

Dramatic events unfold on fashion assistant Jade's date with wrestler Lewis. Chelsea girl Montana meets cheeky chappy Joe. Can gregarious aristocrat Count Anthony bring shy Silvia out of her shell?

Episode 2 Sep 25, 2017

Will glamorous dental nurse Cece make DJ Collins' heart skip a beat? And science technician Ian has never been on a date; can he find a spark with shy nursery nurse Stacie?

Episode 1 Sep 18, 2017

Teaching assistant Liberty's looking for a man who can handle her 'right amount of crazy'. Octogenarian Doreen wants a man who can keep her on her toes; is author James the one?

Episode 13 Jul 11, 2017

Ex-cruise ship worker Dale is ready to start looking for love again, five years after his partner passed away. Meanwhile, Fred lets Cici off work early to go on a date of her own.

Episode 12 Jul 4, 2017

Is t'ai chi enthusiast John the yin to dominatrix Sherry's yang? And can karaoke crooner David help Jenni overcome her dating nerves by serenading her at the table?

Episode 11 Jun 27, 2017

Dad-of-two Graeme, who's 33 and six foot five, is on his first date since his wife passed away. Rock fan Anthony, who's 64, meets retired nurse and amateur magician Barbara.

Episode 10 Jun 20, 2017

Can entrepreneur Russell handle stand-up comedian Kelly's banter? Will self-confessed nerd Mark sweet talk archaeologist Sophie with tales of battle grounds and pyramids?

Episode 9 Jun 13, 2017

Trainee astronaut Nicky hopes her date, motoring journalist Daniel, can take her to the stars. And road sweeper Bruce, 58, hopes he can find a lady who'll love him for who he is.

Episode 8 Jun 6, 2017

Two diners decide to serenade their dates in this episode. Meanwhile, Greig is looking for a feisty man, but is John's brutal honesty a step too far? And Hebe, who's 20, is on her first ever date.

Episode 7 May 30, 2017

Ladies' man Luke meets PR manager Sophie, but can she remember his name? Mum of three Mandy's date with gentle giant Andrew is going well until Mandy - who has Crohn's disease - starts to feel unwell.

Episode 6 May 23, 2017

Twice-divorced Jo commits a faux pas on her date with Dubliner Robbie. Can marketing assistant Alice handle dairy farmer Ben's tales of the finer details of farm life?

Episode 5 May 16, 2017

Can retired policeman Alistair hit the right notes with violinist Maggie? Can charmer Hussein handle bricklayer Molly's banter? Are self-proclaimed misfits Patrick and Angharad perfect for each other?

Episode 4 May 9, 2017

Eve, who's 22, has alopecia. She's never been on a night out without her wig... until now. Showing off her amazing head tattoo, she stuns teaching assistant Jordan with her beauty.

Episode 3 May 2, 2017

Susie, a teaching assistant and burlesque performer meets Trekkie-fan Martin. And hairdresser Bonnie hopes semi-pro boxer Perry can show her his more sensitive side.

Episode 2 Apr 25, 2017

Nervous rugby player Phil meets Sarah who's 21 and has overcome bone cancer. Raymon's 90. He meets ballroom dancing enthusiast Cecelia. And can brickie turned model Frankie charm glamorous PA Rosie?

Episode 1 Apr 18, 2017

Cupid has a big surprise for mum-of-two Emma. Is lofty rocker Squid the man for six-foot-tall Kat? Charming science student Sameer hopes to meet Mr Right. And will Fran be dapper Will's English rose?

Valentine's Special 2017 Feb 13, 2017

Elaine's looking for a twinkle-toed gentleman. Does Steve have the right moves? Comedian Vince, who usually only gets a Valentine's card from his mum, meets Brigette Bardot lookalike Anna.

First Dates at Christmas 2016 Dec 19, 2016

Sophie's used to bad boys. What will she make of gentleman Mehmet? Stunning operations manager Yasmin is looking for Mr Nice Guy; dental practise manager Ryan has a perfect smile, but is he Mr Right?

Episode 17 Dec 12, 2016

Lee from Leigh meets the girl of his dreams but forgets her name. Meanwhile, in a First Dates first, a mum and her son, Jane and Bobby, visit the restaurant together, each looking for love.

Episode 16 Dec 5, 2016

Will Tallulah's date with singer Teddy hit the high notes? Visual glazing enhancer (window cleaner) Daniel bonds with Margot Robbie lookalike Lora over nostril waxing and raving but is he over his ex?

Episode 15 Nov 28, 2016

Carl and Marissa's date gets intense, spiritual and really quite steamy

Episode 14 Nov 21, 2016

Danielle is 18 and tired of boys asking to take her for a drive. Is Tom what she's looking for? Colin was born with a birth defect that resulted in a missing leg. He meets bubbly phlebotomist Tracey.

Episode 13 Nov 14, 2016

With his cover boy looks and cut-glass accent, Adam comes straight off the slopes at Verbier for a date with 'ex-pat brat' Sophie. And can diamond in the rough Kevin charm blonde glamazon Meguel?

Episode 12 Nov 7, 2016

A storm brews as 27-year-old hairdresser Ben breezes in for his date with Daisy, and fantasy writer Sarah returns after her last date went awry. And a steamy first kiss is on the cards.

Episode 11 Oct 31, 2016

A surprise ending leads to a First Dates first in this episode. The diners looking for love include self-confessed failure Arj, stand-up comedian Lynn, who's 82, and fantasy novelist Sarah.

Episode 10 Oct 24, 2016

Justin's 25 and has never had a girlfriend; how will Maisie react to the dating methods he learned from a book? Ekow thinks love is insane; will Deborah change his mind? And Teresa returns.

Episode 9 Oct 17, 2016

Charlotte, who's 24, is bravely returning to the dating scene a year after she was tragically widowed. Teresa's 66 and has a lust for life; can James keep her entertained? And Ruby's back.

Episode 8 Oct 10, 2016

Are tennis-playing Stephanie and ex-rugby player Stuart a match made in heaven? Janet, who's 71, and George, who's 87, both crave bedtime antics. And self-confessed cougar Marie returns.

Episode 7 Oct 3, 2016

Will young-at-heart octogenarians Patricia and Alan find love? Ruby's only ever had dates with bad boys; how will she react when Kriss reveals his sensitive side? And Jonas says he's completed Tinder.

Episode 6 Sep 26, 2016

Can meat-loving teacher Marie control her sledgehammer wit when she finds out that her date, Davin, is a vegan? Sexagenarians Lynda and Philip both like younger men. And DJ Tom is back.

Episode 5 Sep 19, 2016

How will Lorna react when Charlie tells her he's looking for his perfect 'unicorn'? And can Olympic kickboxer Aston inspire Olympic bobsleigh athlete Jordan to turn over a new leaf and settle down?

Episode 4 Aug 29, 2016

Hannah and Lee both love festivals; will they make sweet music together? Mary from Liverpool is looking for a 'straight Paul O'Grady'. And 'edgy librarian' lookalike Olivia is on her first ever date.

Episode 3 Aug 24, 2016

Vamps lead singer Brad Simpson, rugby league star Keegan Hirst, Bernie Clifton - without his ostrich - and Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public

Episode 2 Aug 16, 2016

Pop star Preston of Big Brother fame, Scarlett Moffatt from Gogglebox, rock chick Jo Wood and Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public

Episode 1 Aug 9, 2016

On the menu in this episode are five pairs of hopefuls, including an Irishman with Tourette's looking for the man of his dreams, and two singletons with strange dance moves

Episode 6 Apr 19, 2016

A Brummie hunk meets a lady who likes tattooed giants, anaesthetist David is looking for a husband but can't remember his date's name, and a couple have four divorces between them

Episode 5 Apr 12, 2016

Twelve years ago, a brain injury turned Ben's world upside down. He worries about how dates will react when they learn about his condition. His date Charlotte also has confidence issues.

Episode 4 Apr 5, 2016

How will Loren react when Oliver reveals that he used to run an erotic toy business? Fran, who was named the UK's hottest Milf in 2014, meets builder and part-time erotic thriller writer Colin.

Episode 3 Mar 29, 2016

Mum and daughter Maria and Charlotte visit the restaurant for the mother of all double dates. Self-confessed 'acquired taste' Dan tries his 'intellectual' flirting technique with biologist Jemma.

Episode 2 Mar 22, 2016

Maître D Fred and his team are back, opening the doors of the First Dates restaurant once again to hopeful singletons from all over the country.

Episode 1 Mar 15, 2016

Maître D Fred and his team are back, opening the doors of the First Dates restaurant once again to hopeful singletons from all over the country.

Be My Valentine Feb 12, 2016

A very special episode that features hopeful singletons looking for 'the one' for this Valentine's Day. Sam hopes to find a girl who will endulge in his love of cosplay.

Episode 4 Feb 4, 2016

Alex wants a more traditional date as she is fed up of meeting 'posh boys'. Zina, aged 50, is young-at-heart and on the hunt for husband number 4.

Episode 3 Jan 28, 2016

Danny, a party boy from Essex wants to leave his fun-loving ways behind and find a woman to settle down with. Now aged 38, he wants something different from the younger girls he normally hooks up with. Emma, aged 33 is after a man's man.

Episode 2 Jan 22, 2016

Nicole is determined to not go down the same path as Bridget Jones. Will her date with Gary, who is no Mr Darcy prove successful in the romance department?

Episode 1 Jan 15, 2016

A 29-year-old bingo player goes on a date with a veterinary surgeon. Retired bookmaker David dates retired factory girl Margaret. Darcy is looking for her Mr. Right.

The Proposal Dec 17, 2015

Three daters return to the restaurant hoping to pull a cracker in time for Christmas, while some couples who had more luck first time round return too. And one of them gets down on one knee...

Episode 15 Dec 10, 2015

Can executive PA Victoria mend sales manager Scott's broken heart, following the break-up of his eight-year relationship? And when stunning Sasha is stood up, waiter Sam comes to the rescue.

Episode 14 Dec 3, 2015

Locksmith Roberto is proud of his Italian roots, but will his poor knowledge of European countries harm his chances with Croatian-born nanny Aleksandra?

Episode 13 Nov 26, 2015

Can Rhys handle the one-way stream of nanny Georgia's conversation topics, which include: Georgia's schooling, Georgia's dinner preferences, Georgia's holidays and Georgia's fish phobia?

Episode 12 Nov 19, 2015

Can policeman Mark cross the thin line between hate and love on a date with self-confessed 'nightmare' Abi? And will latex-loving Shirlie bond with her fellow divorcee Dave?

Episode 11 Nov 12, 2015

Bisexual Jo embarks on her first ever date with a woman: 4' 7" personal trainer Naomi. Dean's dream of dating a lady 'kissed by fire' comes true when he meets flame-haired estate agent Kate.

Episode 10 Nov 5, 2015

South London supermarket worker Luke returns. His last visit to the restaurant came off the rails when conversation turned to 'Netflix and chill', but might it be second time lucky, with Shannon?

Episode 9 Oct 29, 2015

Georgia returns for a date with Alex, who she flirted with in the previous episode. Family life's on the agenda for mum Verona, who meets fireman Paul, and dad Patrick, who meets German-born Thomas.

Episode 8 Oct 22, 2015

Model Georgia hits it off with hunky banker Alex. But he's meant to be on a date with Heather. And Hugo returns; can trainee opera singer Olympia hit enough high notes to win him over?

Episode 7 Oct 15, 2015

Some like it hot, but is Marilyn Monroe lookalike Elle too hot for fireman Marc to handle? Self-confessed 'player' Geo returns for another shot at love, and he's upping his game.

Celebrity Special for SU2C Oct 12, 2015

In this special episode for Stand Up To Cancer, some of the daters discover that they've been matched with celebrity singletons, from Jamie Laing to Jorgie Porter, Anthea Turner and Alexandra Burke

Episode 5 Oct 8, 2015

Can weightlifter Lucy strike gold with Caroline? Will Star Wars fan Rachel give self-confessed nerd Lachlan a new hope? Art gallery administrator Grace meets Chuks, who was born with short arms.

Episode 4 Oct 1, 2015

Self-confessed 'player' Geo wants a steady relationship. Will his flowers and champagne impress Heather? Meanwhile, 82-year-old 'Sauve Harv' meets lifelong singleton Dinah.

Episode 3 Sep 24, 2015

Memories of childhood bullies have knocked Zoe's confidence. Can former ballroom dancer David, who describes himself as 'The Don of the Friendzone', sweep Zoe off her feet?

Episode 2 Sep 17, 2015

Aaron from Texas moved to London 10 months ago and is still figuring out how to charm British women. His date Sophie claims to have perfected the art of enticing a man with a well-practised stare.

Episode 1 Sep 10, 2015

First through the doors is Anna, who has a lengthy list of what she wants from her perfect man. She meets her date Liam, who likens dating to hunting a gazelle.

Episode 9 Apr 29, 2015

Joe used to be a model and is often compared to James Bond. His date, Nicole, is used to men dropping at her feet. Has Joe met his Bond girl?

Episode 8 Apr 22, 2015

Ann-Marie visits the First Dates restaurant on her 50th birthday. She's survived four bouts of cancer and believes time is precious. Will she want to spend it with her date Carl?

Episode 7 Apr 15, 2015

Mula, who was stood up on her last date, is hoping Round 2 will be better. Her blind date is another returner, funny man AJ, who compares women to a bucket of KFC.

Episode 6 Apr 8, 2015

Nathania's writing a dissertation about marriage as a form of punishment in fairy tales, but will songwriter Dan - who hasn't had a girlfriend since he left school - be her Prince Charming?

Episode 5 Apr 1, 2015

Will historical re-enactor Rory's knowledge of Viking beards impress cross-stitcher Maddie? And can fireman Rich be beautician Steph's knight in shining armour?

Episode 4 Mar 25, 2015

Olive and Terence, who are both in their 80s, bond over memories of lost loves, tennis and amateur dramatics. Occasional poet Frankie wants a relationship that fits her unique philosophy of romance.

Episode 3 Mar 18, 2015

Will Ryan's unique chat-up lines laugh aspiring embalmer Kerry into bed? How will nervous Mark react when free spirit Sophia reads his palm?

Episode 2 Mar 11, 2015

Can Jayden hide his Don Juan ways from Isabel? Will estate agent John give Sarah, who's deaf, the butterflies in the stomach she's hoping for?

Episode 1 Mar 6, 2015

Sparks fly between dancers Frankie and Muhala. Kate and Liam have a lot in common, but how will she score their date's 'fun level'? Can Tim, who's in his late thirties, charm Jenny into a second date?

Episode 8 Apr 2, 2014

Computer programmer Andrew has been single for over a decade. Will he click with old-fashioned romantic Sarah? And Kenny and his biceps James and Andrew are back in the restaurant.

Episode 7 Mar 26, 2014

DJ Terry Turbo is back and he says he's changed his Jack-the-lad ways. Are Ben and Gary's dates more interested in each other? Model Rochelle's looking for love that's more than skin-deep.

Episode 6 Mar 19, 2014

Talkative primary school teacher Sarah-Jayne is looking for her Prince Charming, but would Martin shave off his beard for her?

Episode 5 Mar 12, 2014

There's a theme of second chances in this episode, with diners returning to the First Dates restaurant hoping not to repeat past mistakes

Episode 4 Mar 5, 2014

Can metrosexual Jon find headstrong Mancunian Regan's soft side? Playboy Mostafa believes every girl would like to marry him. And opinionated heavy metal fan Dan returns to the restaurant.

Episode 3 Feb 26, 2014

Series one favourite Rajan returns to the First Dates restaurant, hoping to be fourth time lucky. Will his chat-up lines impress Corinne, who has a history of meeting all the wrong men?

Episode 2 Feb 19, 2014

Ed is young and well-spoken and is meeting the equally inexperienced Purdey, who tries to hide her 'crazy' personality. Could this be first love for the pair of them?

Episode 1 Feb 12, 2014

Paul is desperate for love and also heart-wrenchingly worried that fear makes his stutter worse. And do chat-up lines work in modern dating?

Episode 6 Jul 25, 2013

Two previous daters return. Will it be third time lucky for ladies' man Terry, and will Rajan's bold dating techniques and unique line of questioning work this time?

Episode 5 Jul 18, 2013

Lothario Lewis intends to use a tried and tested plan to charm his date, Megan, until he's bowled over by her warmth and personality. And she's met men with similar intentions all too often...

Episode 4 Jul 11, 2013

Daniel, who's 31, is on his first ever date, hoping to overcome his nervousness around women. Hank, who's 4' 11", wants to meet a lady to love him for who he is.

Episode 3 Jul 4, 2013

Can well-heeled head hunter Phil sweep picky wine aficionado Lucinda off her feet? Glamour model Danielle is returning to the dating scene after having her heart broken. Rajan's back for another date.

Episode 2 Jun 27, 2013

Chris hopes to overcome his geeky stereotype on his date. Soifra is looking for personality as well as looks; will a young pilot-turned-model fit the bill? And cheerleading coach Fayhe returns.

Episode 1 Jun 20, 2013

Faliraki DJ Terry wants to tame his wild love life and settle down. Richard is venturing into online dating three years after losing his wife. And can Will's unusual flirting techniques impress Fayhe?

When will be First Dates next episode air date?

First Dates Season 21 is yet to be announced by Channel 4.

Is The First Dates renewed or cancelled?

Latest Episode was 5/15/2023 and now is not renewed yet. First Dates is to be Premiered on Channel 4

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