First Dates Ireland returns to RTÉ 2 with some unexpected revelations, drama, and diversity, we’ll meet Marilyn Monroe fans and Mormons, surfer dudes and a male stripper.

We are absolutely obsessed with this dating show so we were only delighted to find out that we Irish are "the best" at dating according to Croatian Maitre D' Mateo Saina.

"They're the best. I would say they are very, very, good.

He added: "They are very spontaneous and go with the flow, they go with the feeling so yeah, I would say they are very good." 

This season, Mateo will welcome the restaurant’s first transsexual dater, first deaf dater, and a brand new staff member in the form of the charming waiter, Pete Ungless along with waitress Alice Marr and bartender Ethan Miles.

FIRST DATES IRELAND
Ethan Miles, Alice Marr, Mateo Saina and Pete Ungless

This season is sure to be a treat as daters return to The Gibson Hotel to find true love.

Missed episode 1? Watch fashion blogger Lawson turns up to the restaurant dressed to the nines only to be stood up on RTÉ Player now. 

Lawson-Mpame
Lawson Mpame

With romance in the air, Ireland's singletons will tackle some tough questions... 

Plus, we'll discover some interesting celebrity crushes...

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Watch First Dates Ireland every Tuesday at 9.30pm on RTÉ2 or catch up on RTÉ Player.