The BEST episodes of Dates

Every episode of Dates ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dates!

Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st century dating and stars; Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Sheridan Smith (Quartet), Andrew Scott (The Town, Sherlock), Neil Maskell (The Mimic, Utopia), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones,The Hour), Greg McHugh, (Fresh Meat), Will Mellor (Broadchurch), Katie McGrath (Merlin), Gemma Chan (Fresh Meat), Montana Thompson (Story of Tracey Beaker) and Sian Breckin (Tyrannosaur). With confessions, lies, role-playing, crises of confidence and sexual confusion abounding, Dates is a series of intimate and dramatic two (or maybe sometimes three) handers telling the story of a date and, as their individual stories begin to intertwine and unfold, the people who meet on it.

Last Updated: 11/10/2022Network:Channel 4
Mia & David
226 votes

#1 - Mia & David

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/10/2013

David is a lorry driver from Yorkshire making his first foray into online dating. When he meets Mia, a beautiful unknowable siren, he quickly realises that he might have bitten off more than he can chew.

Directors: John Maybury
Writer: Bryan Elsley
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Erica and Callum
130 votes

#2 - Erica and Callum

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/25/2013

Coming out to her brother hasn't gone well for Erica. He has reacted by setting her up on an internet date with garrulous, unmarriable Scotsman Callum. The date starts badly and quickly becomes disastrous, but somehow a weird kinship emerges.

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Mia and David
119 votes

#3 - Mia and David

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/6/2015

Mia feels stuck in the difficult position of actually being in a relationship with David. As she is about to meet his children for the first time, events take an awkward turn and she is forced to finally confront the gap in her life which she is attempting to fill.

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Erica and Kate
129 votes

#4 - Erica and Kate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/18/2013

Erica is a young lesbian who can't pluck up the courage to tell her traditional Chinese family who she really is. But when she meets enigmatic Kate, she realises she can't hide forever.

Writer: Jamie Chan
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David and Ellie
126 votes

#5 - David and Ellie

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/19/2013

David is trying to put Mia behind him, but meeting Ellie is not the solution he's looking for. She's far too young, honest and insightful, and has some truths to tell he'd rather not hear.

Directors: Sarah Walker
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Jenny and Christian
114 votes

#6 - Jenny and Christian

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/2/2013

Jenny has decided to give online dating one last try. After she meets Christian it looks like her prayers have been answered.

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Mia and Stephen
160 votes

#7 - Mia and Stephen

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/12/2013

Mia is putting herself around town. Stephen is a disenchanted surgeon with a surfeit of self-regard who doesn't know what he is looking for. When Mia gets under his skin, he realises that there might be more to himself than good looks and a high-flying career.

Directors: John Maybury
Writer: Ben Schiffer
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Stephen and Mia
118 votes

#8 - Stephen and Mia

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/26/2013

Stephen is waiting for Mia to turn up for a naughty afternoon in a London hotel but soon begins to wonder if he's been stood up.

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Jenny and Nick
162 votes

#9 - Jenny and Nick

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/11/2013

Jenny is a lonely primary school teacher recovering from a disastrous broken relationship. Nick is a city boy richly endowed with both cash and secrets. On their first date they find out everything there is to know about each other, and knowing everything can be a dangerous and unpredictable business.

Writer: Nancy Harris
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