Irish audiences made the Twitter feed almost as fun to watch as the show itself
The first episode of Ireland's version of First Dates aired on RTE2 at 9.30pm on Thursday night, and as can be expected by Irish audience viewers, Twitter was alight with opinions.
One of the first dates, James, expressed a ... 'unique' love of letters, which was picked up on almost immediately.
There was also a specific word that came up. A lot.
Things I've learned about those in their early 20's from watching #FirstDatesIreland— Will Leahy (@willleahy) April 21, 2016
No. 1 They say "super" a lot
There was also the conversations surrounded "Doodle", and it's many, many potential subtextual definitions:
Then there was the poor girl who got stood up... on national television:
Hang on...he didn't turn up? Is that even allowed!? Poor thing, but she took it like a champ. #FirstDatesIreland— Emer NicDhiarmada (@EmieMack) April 21, 2016
And the host of the restaurant also got his fair share of admirers...
Em .... Matteo on #FirstDatesIreland ... quite hard to concentrate on the date 😍😍— Niamh Maher (@Niamh_Maher) April 21, 2016
Matteo tho 😻 #firstdatesireland— Nicola Byrne (@nicolabyrn3) April 21, 2016
All in all though, perhaps one tweet seemed to perfectly encapsulate the overall emotion felt...
I've taken about 15 redners for them already #FirstDatesIreland— Dublin Girlo (@dublin_girlo) April 21, 2016
Perhaps watching people meet and date for the first time ever, on national television, that's the best we could hope for. Bring on Episode Two!