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First Dates
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There’s someone out there for everyone, and when the First Dates restaurant sets the table, hopeful singles from across the country will have a chance of meeting their dream partner.

First Dates is a new dating show announced by the Seven Network over the weekend.

Dating is the new ‘must-have’ format for Australia’s FTA networks. Nine had a surprise sucesss with Married at First Sight in 2015, while The Bachelor and Bachelorette has slowly developed into a big hit for Ten. Seven will be hoping that First Dates and the two previously announced series Kiss Bang Love, and Relationship Rescue, will attract a similar audience when they premiere in 2016.

In First Dates, the daters have been brought together according to their likes and dislikes by First Dates’ team of matchmakers. They’ve turned their backs on online dating in the hope of meeting someone special face-to-face, and they’ll meet their potential love match for the very first time in the restaurant.

First Dates is produced by Warner Bros. The same production company that is producing The Bachelor for Ten.

Cameras controlled remotely record the date from start to finish – from first impressions, through all the awkward, heart-warming and funny moments, to the end of the meal and the discussion about whether or not a second date is on the cards.

For some pairings, it’ll be their first and last date. For others, it might just be the beginning of a lifelong relationship. What happens next is up to them!

First Dates allows viewers to observe human behaviour in its purest form. This is a series about people’s lives, their stories, the diversity of a country – these factors are played out through the prism of dating and the universal feeling of wanting to love and be loved.