Twitter reacts to First Dates Ireland’s most awkward episode yet

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First Dates Ireland, a.k.a the crown jewel of RTÉ's winter schedule, made its highly-anticipated return to television screens across the country last night, and if the first episode is anything to go by, we're in for an outrageously awkward few months.

The first pairing of the night saw the larger-than-life Jackie, the owner of Dublin's Marilyn Monroe Mansion, get acquainted with quiet Carlow man, Joey.

No one would blame you for thinking these two were a bit of an odd match, but everything made sense when Joey's post-date interview revealed that he had been on the market for a 'Scary Spice.' 

Next up was arguably the show's most awkward pairing to date – Leigh and Samuel. 

Between calling his best friend a b*tch, to outright insulted his hairstyle, it was apparent from the beginning that Samuel wasn't feeling any connection. 

In fact, the whole date was just a train wreck, really.  

The biggest reaction of the night came courtesy of Niamh and Izzy. 

A seemingly decent match, Twitter just wasn't having it when Izzy, 22, just couldn't past the fact that Niamh, 19, was a fell THREE years younger than her. 

First Dates Ireland returns to RTÉ2 next Tuesday, January 16. 

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