First Dates

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  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (145)

First Dates is a reality TV show that explores the path of love and dating. It is based on the original British series of the same name and has been adapted for the American audience. The show premiered on NBC on April 7, 2017, and was hosted by Drew Barrymore. The premise of the show is simple - real singles are invited to go on a blind date at a popular restaurant in Chicago named MK. Each episode features several couples, all of whom have never met each other before. The show is popular for its heartwarming moments, awkward exchanges, and relatable characters.

The couples are carefully matched and paired up based on their personalities, interests, goals, and lifestyles. The show aims to capture the chemistry and sparks that fly between two people on their very first date, without any prior knowledge of each other. While some couples hit it off immediately, others struggle to connect and make a lasting impression.

The dates are recorded by cameras and hidden microphones that capture every moment of the interaction. The footage is then edited and presented to the viewers, including the audience's reactions and commentary on the dates. Each episode features a diverse range of couples, including people of different ages, backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, and interests.

The show's format allows the audience to root for their favorite couples and join in the excitement of their journey towards love. Viewers are encouraged to share their reactions and opinions on social media using the hashtag #FirstDates.

Apart from the blind dates, the show also features interviews with the singles before and after their dates. These interviews provide valuable insights into their thoughts, feelings, and expectations regarding love and relationships. The interviews are often emotional and candid, and help the audience to understand the complexities of modern-day dating.

Throughout the series, there are also occasional celebrity cameos and surprises. These include appearances by Ellen DeGeneres, who is also an executive producer of the show, and Fred Sirieix, the host of the original British version of the show.

While the show's primary focus is on dating and romance, it also highlights important social issues and challenges faced by modern-day singles. These include loneliness, anxiety, cultural differences, and social media addiction. The show's relatable portrayals of these issues have helped to spark important conversations and discussions that go beyond the world of reality TV.

In conclusion, First Dates is a heartwarming and entertaining show that explores the ups and downs of modern-day dating. It is a refreshing departure from the scripted dramas and competitions that dominate reality TV and is a must-watch for anyone who has ever been on (or wants to go on) a blind date. The show's relatable characters, diverse cast, and emotional storytelling make it a perfect fit for the NBC audience.

First Dates is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2017.

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Never Been Kissed
8. Never Been Kissed
May 26, 2017
One dater envisions her life as a part of a power couple; a man admits he has never been kissed; a vegan chef seeks someone to bond with over a love of kale; a dater finds out a secret about her match that wins her over.
I Take a Lot of Selfies
7. I Take a Lot of Selfies
May 19, 2017
One dater talks about her insecurities from being bullied as a child; a medium wants to meet someone who understands his unique talents; a couple discusses the struggles of dating after a divorce.
You Wrote a Song About my Plant?
6. You Wrote a Song About my Plant?
May 12, 2017
Two Type A personalities collide; a pair of seniors negotiate sexual politics; a young man steps outside of his comfort zone; a former athlete seeks a bad boy to hold her interest; a small-town woman wants to settle down with a fellow sci-fi nerd.
Love Is Like a Shot of Tequila
5. Love Is Like a Shot of Tequila
May 5, 2017
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Should I Try to Kiss You?
4. Should I Try to Kiss You?
April 28, 2017
One dater comes on strong and proves that age is just a number when it comes to love. Siblings go on our first double date. Meanwhile, the bathroom camera catches an honest reaction.
A Cat is a Red Flag
3. A Cat is a Red Flag
April 21, 2017
One dater hopes her match will fill her checklist; cameras catch a dater in a web of lies.
No Idea What Her Name Is
2. No Idea What Her Name Is
April 14, 2017
A man is inebriated when he shows up for his date; a pair connect over their close relationships with their mothers; a dater returns for another shot at love.
Wine Makes Me Crazy
1. Wine Makes Me Crazy
April 7, 2017
A serial dater meets a virgin, a nerd looks for a spark, a military vet seeks an alpha male, a seven-time bridesmaid is ready for her moment and a pair of seniors look for meaningful connection.
Where to Watch First Dates
First Dates is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch First Dates on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (145)