First Dates (Series 21, Episode 3)

Fred Sirieix in the First Dates restaurant

First through the doors of the First Dates restaurant in tonight’s episode is barrister Sarah, a legal powerhouse in the courtroom who wrestles with the complexities of the dating arena.

Her date is Dan, a seasoned ex-military man who bombards Sarah with cheesy dad jokes. Mancunian besties Megan and Ellena are out on a double date. With their trust in men at an all-time low, they’re returning to the dating realm warily.

Enter the boys. Megan’s date is Liverpudlian Liam, who gets off to a good start by presenting Megan with a generous gift. Ellena’s matched with Yorkshireman Dylan.

Ellena wants a man with maturity, but Dylan wants Jägerbombs and chicken nuggets. And self-described maximalist Aayziat meets astro-chemist Zac, a powerlifting enthusiast

First Dates airs on Channel 4 on Tuesday, 23 January 2024 at 10:00PM.

The episode is the third from the show’s twenty-first series.