First Dates Is No Laughing Matter

Irish Daily Mirror|March 21, 2020

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First Dates Is No Laughing Matter
Maitre d’ reveals impact of hit show.. despite cringey moments
Siobhan O'connor

Mateo Saina has told how First Dates is “no joke” and 6,000 lonely hearts auditioned this year looking for love.

The Croatian maitre d’ admitted certain aspects of the show make him cringe but over the five years at the helm he’s witnessed true love blossom.

Mateo, 36, told the Irish Mirror: “Some of the boys don’t know how to behave in certain situations, some people can be awkward, this was given to them by their nature.

“We have plenty of cringeworthy moments but you also have great moments too and happy times when all the people click and when they fancy each other, it all happens.


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March 21, 2020