We've been watching First Dates Ireland every Thursday on RTÉ 2 and we're only dying to know more about the lovely Mateo Saina. We caught up with the maître d' find out about his dating life.

We had to ask Mateo about his own first date, something he admits happened a very long time ago!

"My first date? That was a long time ago. I got a question to go out and I went out...simple as that! "

"It wasn't so formal as going to the restaurant. It was back in my old city [in Croatia] so that was easy and cheerful, let's call it. Nothing like this kind of stress in the restaurant."

Irish daters on the show meet in the Coda Eatery at The Gibson Hotel restaurant to experience an actual blind-date but Mateo's experience was a much more relaxed affair. 

Compared to this one I had much more relaxation than these guys would have when they walk in. You don't know what you're going to get, you don't know how long it's going to last, is it going to be a joy?

"You have to sit for an hour and a half and look at that person, and hope that you will like it!"

Watch Mateo's interview with RTÉ LifeStyle here:

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On tonight's episode of First Dates Ireland we meet half-Irish half-Icelandic vegan Kari and chicken wing-loving gymnast coach Camille. Watch a clip of these two foodies below.

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Tune into First Dates Ireland every Thursday at 9:30 pm on RTÉ 2. We'll be live tweeting the show every week with the hashtag #FirstDatesIrl.