Thursday night's episode of First Dates Ireland had it all including a burger-induced coughing fit, sci-fi geeks, and a dater who brought obsessiveness to a whole new level by bringing along.....his own set of cutlery.

Yes, you read that right. As awkward First Dates moments go, this was a humdinger.

Our potential love bird Wes began innocently enough by telling his date that he had a bad habit. Ordering red wine with fish? Insisting that his steak be burnt to a crisp? No, it turns out that he likes to bring along his own knife and fork when he eats out.

The look on his date's face said it all. Later, when the waitress cleared the cutlery, Mr Knife and Fork proudly informed her that "You can take it all actually. I've brought my own".

At least she diplomatically told him "it's lovely". Things got even more awkward when he announced that he hates when people sneeze. Naturally his date Sunil has hay fever. 

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Despite the less than auspicious start, the pair got on well and are apparently still dating. Judging by this Tweet the pair were going at it like hammer and forks afterwards.

The other exciting news was that the latest episode of the hit dating show saw the return of Mr Puntastic, Limerick man Briain Óg.

As viewers will recall, his last potential partner on First Dates Ireland was a no-show and he had to head home alone with his flower (and flour). What a pizza work that she was, eh? 

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Elsewhere on Thursday night's show, two self-proclaimed geeks bonded over their shared love of Star Wars. And before you ask - yes there was a Chewbacca impression. 

Do yourself a favour and keep an eye on the subtitles in this promo clip. Bravo exasperated subtitling person. Bravo!

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To watch this weeks episode on the RTÉ Player click here.