The BEST Episodes of First Dates (UK)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Network: Channel 4

Every week First Dates follows a range of couples going on a blind date. From the moment they first lay eyes on each other to their parting glance, we’ll be capturing every magic moment in their quest for a compatible match. We’re keeping everything crossed for love to blossom on camera.

The Proposal

#1 - The Proposal

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 17, 2015

Three daters return to the restaurant hoping to pull a cracker in time for Christmas, while some couples who had more luck first time round return too. And one of them gets down on one knee...

star 8.21
33 votes
Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 17, 2018

Helicopter pilot Paul, who's also a cross-dresser, embarks on his first ever date dressed in women's clothing. Sexy geeks Hannah and Dan bond over everything from video games to school insecurities.

star 8.06
16 votes
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2018

Pop singer Ben, who was a smash hit in the 1980s, meets Sarah, who used to have his poster above her bed. And will student James's unconventional party trick impress Emilie?

star 8.00
26 votes
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2020

Ex-market trader Dave meets Sara, whose previous marriage lasted five days

star 8.00
10 votes
Episode 15

#5 - Episode 15

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 10, 2015

Can executive PA Victoria mend sales manager Scott's broken heart, following the break-up of his eight-year relationship? And when stunning Sasha is stood up, waiter Sam comes to the rescue.

star 7.97
35 votes
Celebrity Special for SU2C

#6 - Celebrity Special for SU2C

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 2015

In this special episode in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, some of the daters discover that they've been matched with celebrity singletons. Daters are matched with single celebrities Jamie Laing, Anthea Turner and Alexandra Burke.

star 7.94
50 votes
Episode 8

#7 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 22, 2015

More singletons meet up for a blind date, including former boarding school pupil Hugo from last week, who is back for a second shot at love. Trainee opera singer Olympia takes centre stage for his encore performance - but will she hit all the right notes to win him over? Other hopefuls include ex-Playboy bunny Jacqui, who is paired up with ex-stripper Ricky, and sensitive soul Steven, who is hoping to find someone who will get along with the most important lady in his life - his nan. Will keen knitter Anna fit the bill?

star 7.93
43 votes
Episode 7

#8 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 15, 2015

Twin sisters visit the restaurant, each looking for their Prince Charming - but while Francesca appears to be smitten by former boarding school pupil Hugo, Claudia has been hurt too many times before, and her guard is up with rapper Marcus. Maths teacher and human calculator Ian is looking for someone to help him get over his awkwardness, and hopes radiographer Rachel will be the one, while firefighter Marc meets Marilyn Monroe lookalike Elle - will it be a case of some like it hot? Do gentlemen definitely prefer blondes? Or will they turn out to be misfits?

star 7.91
45 votes
Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 5, 2020

Anthony is 31 and has a wild past. He meets Lawrence, who's never been in love and feels his 'dating river has run dry'. Bev meets Howard, a former bank manager with a famous face.

star 7.90
10 votes
Episode 4

#10 - Episode 4

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 25, 2018

Dental nurse Jade hopes to get her teeth into a tall alpha male. She meets strapping, handsome tree surgeon Tom. And female sumo wrestler Sharran meets ex-bingo-caller David.

star 7.88
24 votes
Episode 6

#11 - Episode 6

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 3, 2018

Chrissie and Jonny have one of First Dates' most sexually charged dates ever. Meanwhile, Rodney, who's 45 and has never had a girlfriend, meets Mandy, but they don't have flirting down to a fine art.

star 7.83
24 votes
Episode 3

#12 - Episode 3

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2020

Thirty-four-year-old plumber Jamie hasn't had a proper girlfriend for almost 10 years. His date, Leigh, is seeking someone muscley and good with his hands. Shelly is a 57-year-old personal trainer who has been single for seven years. Her date is David, a 61-year-old retired firefighter who's been single for four years. Father-of-two Nathan has had a successful career in sales. His date Lisa seeks someone `nicer' than the guys she usually dates. Last into the restaurant is 27-year-old steampunk enthusiast Joe. His date is 29-year-old Jess, who used to work at the Black Country Living Museum.

star 7.80
10 votes
Episode 9

#13 - Episode 9

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2017

Nicky, 44, is reaching for the stars when it comes to finding her perfect partner. This astronaut in training is looking for a man who is out of this world. Her date is Daniel, a well-travelled motoring journalist. He lives life in the fast lane but wants to find a lady to join him on his world adventures. Will the stars collide on their first date? Next is 58-year-old road sweeper Bruce, who isn't prepared to hang up his dating shoes just yet. He wants a lady to share his evenings with and to just love him for him. Bruce's date is mother of two Yvonne. After years of being single, she's ready to put herself first and to find that one true love to keep her company into her twilight years. And 24-year-old professional dog walker Milo is looking for a woman who can keep up with him. His date is straight-talking charity worker and fellow Londoner Angelica, who works with animals all day but wants someone to cuddle up to at night.

star 7.77
53 votes
Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 2017

Alasdair and Lee bond over their love of the pop parade. Stu lost his sight 13 years ago; he hopes to meet a feisty redhead. Wrestler Lewis returns to the restaurant, for a date with barista Lauren.

star 7.76
49 votes
Episode 6

#15 - Episode 6

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 26, 2016

Can meat-loving teacher Marie control her sledgehammer wit when she finds out that her date, Davin, is a vegan? Sexagenarians Lynda and Philip both like younger men. And DJ Tom is back.

star 7.75
67 votes
Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2015

Will historical re-enactor Rory's knowledge of Viking beards impress cross-stitcher Maddie? And can fireman Rich be beautician Steph's knight in shining armour?

star 7.72
32 votes
Episode 7

#17 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 2015

Mula, who was stood up on her last date, is hoping Round 2 will be better. Her blind date is another returner, funny man AJ, who compares women to a bucket of KFC.

star 7.72
32 votes
Episode 4

#18 - Episode 4

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 19, 2018

Diamond grader Sachen and financial lawyer Priya discover that they've met before. Make-up artist and model Danni meets bar manager Aiden, the tallest man to ever enter the First Dates restaurant.

star 7.71
21 votes
Episode 7

#19 - Episode 7

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 10, 2018

Ruth wants to find a man who can keep up with her in her saucy seventies. Meanwhile, TJ, who's been told that he looks like Johnny Depp, turns up for his date after a few daytime drinks.

star 7.71
21 votes
Episode 3

#20 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 2015

Memories of childhood bullies have knocked Zoe's confidence. Can former ballroom dancer David, who describes himself as 'The Don of the Friendzone', sweep Zoe off her feet?

star 7.70
44 votes
Episode 2

#21 - Episode 2

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2018

Lyn has a surprise for her date: she's pregnant. Can Rebecca see past Freddie's nerves?

star 7.70
20 votes
Episode 1

#22 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2016

Friday night is date night in 2016 as more hopeful singletons visit the First Dates restaurant for the new series. Will vet Simon see past lawyer Arunima's wheelchair?

star 7.69
58 votes
Episode 1

#23 - Episode 1

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2020

Maître D' Fred Sirieix and his team fling open the doors of the restaurant of romance once more, and first in is self-confessed party animal Nikita - a 24-year-old from Swansea who's hunting for someone just as wild. However, she gets a little more than she bargained for when engineer Rhys reveals a rather intimate tattoo. Part-time fitness instructor and disco dancer Selvin meets Donna, who seeks a man who can make her laugh. Former Playboy bunny Kelly-Ann is a model who's dated some A-list stars in her time and wants `a daring man" to keep her feeling alive. Will tattooed motorbike daredevil Stephen tickle her fancy?

star 7.68
22 votes
Episode 5

#24 - Episode 5

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 19, 2016

How will Lorna react when Charlie tells her he's looking for his perfect 'unicorn'? And can Olympic kickboxer Aston inspire Olympic bobsleigh athlete Jordan to turn over a new leaf and settle down?

star 7.68
81 votes
Episode 14

#25 - Episode 14

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 21, 2016

Danielle is 18 and tired of boys asking to take her for a drive. Is Tom what she's looking for? Colin was born with a birth defect that resulted in a missing leg. He meets bubbly phlebotomist Tracey.

star 7.67
83 votes