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SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

 
 
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Are you looking for love? TV2 is bringing the UK's hit reality series First Dates to New Zealand and is looking for singletons who are game enough to take part.

 

Online dating is more popular than ever before and there are few experiences more nerve-racking than a blind date. First Dates lays bare the reality of that first meeting, capturing all of the hope and heartbreak on camera.

 

In this unique dating show, the couples, who are complete strangers share a meal as discreet cameras placed throughout the special First Dates restaurant will record every detail of the date from start to finish. From first impressions, through all the awkward, heart-warming and funny moments and embarrassing mishaps to the end of the meal, paying the bill and the discussion about whether or not a second date is on the cards, we’ll be there following every move.

 

We’re searching for people genuinely looking for love: men and women from a diverse mix of ages, occupations, ethnicity and sexual orientation who are currently single.

 

No competition, no eliminations—just a first date. Where it goes from there is up to the daters.

 

TVNZ’s General Manager of Commissioning, Production and Acquisitions, Andrew Shaw says: “Nothing is as exciting or daunting as a first date. It can be the trigger for a new romance — or the most excruciating evening of your life. First Dates is not only one of the most authentic dating shows ever produced, it is addictive television that has had huge success in the UK, Australia and all around the world and we can’t wait to bring a local version to TV2."

 

Applications for First Dates New Zealand are now open.

 

Head to: tvnz.co.nz/FirstDatesNZ and you could be one step away from potentially meeting your perfect match.

 

First Dates New Zealand will air on TV2 later this year.

 

First Dates is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand.

 

First Dates Australia has been a runaway hit across the Tasman and is coming soon to TV2.

 
 
 

Cherelle Duggleby | Senior Publicist

cherelle.duggleby@tvnz.co.nz | (09) 916 7446