With her left hook and his illustrated man physique, these lovebirds looked like they were a sure thing the moment the bell rang and someone (probably smooth as mocha Maître D’ Mateo) yelled "seconds out!
" However, even though she liked 'em young and buff, she let him down gently and he, a real gent, didn't let it ruffle his eh, tattoos.
And then there was Limerick man Eamonn and true blue Dub Lynn, a professional boxer.
'I remember when you were just waiting for that phone to ring, and then you were worried because you'd miss their call and then the answering machine manifested and it was tapes, and you were so, kept checking that tape.
Like, there's a part of me that still dates from that kind of perspective.'I can't stand when people want to talk on the phone all the time, or text, or email,' she added.
Thursday night's First Dates Ireland was all about golf, tattoos, chocolate swirls and the best reaction to a rejection in modern history. This simple directive from Cupid was clearly news to 24-year-old "bloke's bloke" Aidan from Dublin) and Roscommon student nurse Lucy on Thursday night's peak into the parlour of lurve.
(If you haven't watched the episode yet look away now! They'd missed the memo, swiped left too hastily, had their phones turned off, or maybe just chose to flagrantly ignore it.
Conor's handicap is an impressive 4 and you could see his eyes light up and turn the size of a putting green when Mary casually revealed that she plays off scratch. Elsewhere and on another table, there was talk of bed-wetting, the unrelated subject of Kanye, and a totally unwarranted hated of mushrooms between recovering Avril Lavigne fan Jane (26, Wicklow) and her date, Nigerian woman Daisy (22, law graduate).