First Dates 2021: Meet the singletons looking for love in tonight's episode

When is First Dates back on TV? Numbers of episodes and when to watch

Victoria & Nathaniel

First Dates is back tonight on Channel 4 with a brand new episode and more singletons looking for love.

The brand new series sees the show move to a brand-new Manchester restaurant.


In this romantic new setting, maƮtre d' Fred and some new helpers welcome an array of single people who hope to be served the love of their lives with the help of some new and returning staff.

The 2021 series of First Dates airs on Tuesdays at 10PM on Channel 4.

In tonight's show (23 February), first into the First Dates Manchester restaurant is Nathaniel, a 20-year-old student at university in Derby. Despite his famous cousin Big Narstie inviting him to all the best parties, Nathaniel has little luck with the ladies - his 'DMs are dry'.

Nathaniel's date is with 21-year-old office manager Victoria. Strong and confident on social media, Victoria describes herself as 'a mess' when it comes to dating and is looking for someone who likes her for who she really is.

Jean is a former pin-up girl from another era. The 83-year-old seeks a man who can keep up with her hectic lifestyle and love of long walks. Fellow 83-year-old John works out with a personal trainer every week. But will Jean prove too hot for him to handle?

30-year-old housekeeper Luke struggles to meet people in the small town in Devon where he lives, but dreams of finding an 'upbeat, fun Latino', to go dancing with. Luke's date is 25-year-old David from Portugal. David and Luke bond over their matching colour-coordinated outfits. Will they tango off into the night or will their flirty banter be lost in translation?


Hoping to find the man of her dreams is 35-year-old midwife Kat, who longsto experience motherhood for herself. Her job means she meets all sorts of great men; but, as expectant dads, they're all taken. Kat's date is 38-year-old former strongman Matt, whose dream is to build a family of his own.

They hit it off from the start. But Kat has a big reveal to share, that she's committed to being a surrogate mum for a gay couple. Will Matt be the one to embrace her plans?

First Dates 2021 airs at 10PM tonight (23 February) on Channel 4.

Watch First Dates online

If you're not near a TV, you can watch episodes live as they air via the All4 Channel 4 Live Player.

Once episodes air, you'll be able to catch up online via the main All4 First Dates page

At the time of writing, First Dates is not available on either Netflix or Amazon Prime.


Meanwhile, if you're single and ready to mingle, applications are open for both First Dates and First Dates hotel for those aged 18 or over.

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