If our burning fascination with Normal People – not to mention Connell's chain – says one thing, it's that we're all seriously missing the thrill of romance these days. Maintaining a spark in usual times can be stressful enough, but add to that the current restrictions and you have a recipe for a lot of yearning. 

Love in Isolation, a new RTÉ Player Original, is peeling back the curtain on how people are dating when dates, long weekends away and everything in between is on pause. 

In each episode, we watch two love lost singletons as they have their first date via video chat from their homes. Will online love blossom and lead to real-world romance? Either way, at least there's no arguing over who's paying the bill!

Watch episode one above and follow the rest of the series on RTÉ Player.