First Dates 2022: Meet the singletons looking for love in tonight's episode

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

Fiona, Grant, Daniella, Fred, David, Cici, Merlin
Fiona, Grant, Daniella, Fred, David, Cici, Merlin

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 filming in its Manchester restaurant.


In this romantic new setting, maître 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.

Tonight sees the first episode in a brand new series.

First to be served a slice of romance is 28-year-old cake-maker and self-confessed 'princess' Fiona, who's looking for someone 'chunky and funky'. Is 29-year-old recruitment consultant Rakim the man for the job? And should Rakim be calling Fiona 'dude'?

Ex-soldier Tristan from Exeter is on a mission to find his perfect woman after being single for four years.

Will beach-loving Ema from Cornwall be swept away by a shared passion for the south west?

Twenty-nine-year-old Lewis has had a succession of terrible dates. On one occasion, he was walked out on when his narcolepsy caused him to fall asleep. But it looks like his luck is about to change with 27-year-old DJ Thom.


Jessica, who's 24, loves lager and football. She thinks she's single because men see her as a 'ladette' and try to change her. But then in walks fellow northerner and pub-lover Ryan.

The pair start as they mean to go on, with shots at the bar. Ryan thinks Jessica is 'perfect' and wouldn't change a thing. But does Jessica feel the same way about Ryan?

First Dates 2022 airs at 10PM tonight (Thursday, 13 January) 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.

Picture: Channel 4

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