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Applications are now open for RTE 2’s next series of First Dates Ireland.
The hit reality series sees single people from across Ireland come to the First Dates restaurant in Dublin’s Gibson Hotel, where they have a real blind date in front of the cameras..
Thousands of viewers cheer on the new couples each week along with Popular Maître D’ Mateo Saina, barman Ethan Miles and waiters Alice and Pete.
Over previous seasons we’ve seen singletons aged from 20 to 70 plus pair up in the restaurants with some hitting it off and others ending in disaster!
If you’re looking for love and fancy 15 minutes of fame – now is your chance at both!
The only rules are that applicants must be over 18 to apply as well as being permanent legal resident of of Ireland.
All you have to do is fill in an application form here for the chance to find love in the First Dates restaurant.
And if you need some moral support fear not as show producers are allowing friends and family of couples to dine together in the background during the filming of the new series.
Simply fill out this form on behalf of yourself and the person you’ll be bringing for a chance to be selected for the First Dates dining experience.
The show struck gold again recently as sparks flew between James and Sian.
The pair bonded over their mutual love of Kerry with Tralee man James delighted to discover Sian had lived in the town for eight years.
Another major box was ticked for the smitten chef when his date revealed she loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking up new dishes.
However, trained masseuse Sian was keen to see her pro date at work and promised she’d give him a massage in return for him cooking her dinner.
She even cheekily suggested: ‘I’ll be tasting your sauce later’, leaving the poor lad not knowing where to look – but secretly delighted, no doubt!
Viewers fell in love with the couple straight away and some found themselves rooting for the pair from word go
“I am ferociously invested in James and Sian,” tweeted one viewer.
Another agreed: “I feel very emotionally invested in these two dotes.”
Others just couldn’t get over how nice they both seemed and how the pair clicked instantly.
One person tweeted: “Sian and & James are just too cute”
Another echoed; “I am loving this conversation between Sian and James. They’re both so fab.”
A third spoke for us all saying: “James and Sian seem like such lovely people. Hope it’s a match!”