First Dates success stories – the couples from the dating show who are still together


FIRST Dates has been a big hit on Channel 4 since it landed on our screens in 2013 and it’s now in its 12th series.

Over the years, fans have been introduced to hundreds of hopeless romantics, hoping to find love with the help of French native Fred Sirieix, but which couples have stood the test of time? Let’s find out.

First Dates has been warming out hearts for five years

Which First Dates couples are still together?

Greig and Shaun are getting married
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Greig and Shaun

This adorable couple were matched on Series 8 of First Dates and are now set to get married.

The episode showing their first meeting aired on June 20, 2017.

Greig announced their engagement in December 2017.

Greig and Shaun shared the news on Twitter: “I have some absolutely fantastic news for you all, sorry if I haven’t managed to speak to you over the weekend in person.

“Last week, I asked Mr. Greig Fairweather to marry me.

“And he said yes! Beyond thrilled, happy and excited. Haven’t stopped smiling!”

When Greig first appeared on the show he was rejected by his date John, but now he has found love.

Doreen and James

Doreen and James were a big hit with viewers

First Dates fans fell in love with Doreen and James when they appeared on the show in September 2017.

He emotionally opened up to his date about the loss of his beloved wife and his passion for writing poetry.

She then told him that her husband had run off with a younger woman after 46 years of marriage.

The couple are now still happily together after James invited Doreen to visit his rose garden.

Adam and Dan

Adam and Dan are engaged to be married

The couple were paired up on the show back in 2014 – and it was a case of love at first sight.

The bearded pair went back on the show’s Christmas special to talk about how loved-up they were.

They then got engaged in 2016 and are still going strong.

Hema and Ajai

Hema and Ajai have now moved in together
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This duo met on First Dates in 2016, and it wasn’t exactly love at first sight – mainly due to his handlebar moustache.

But after the initial reaction, the pair got on well and agreed to another date.

The happy couple are still going strong and have just moved in together.

Will and Fran

Will and Fran were loved by viewers

This pair warmed viewers hearts when their date aired in April 2017.

Both admitted they had been single for pretty much their entire lives.

After chatting about their love of tweed, they agreed to another date and have been together ever since.

Which First Dates couples have had a baby?

Ibiba and Aarron

Less than a year after meeting on First Dates, Ibiba and Aarron announced they were having a baby.

The pair welcomed a little girl called Aziza on April 22, 2017.

The smitten pair met on the show in 2016 and immediately fell in love.

Ibiba and Aarron went on to have a baby girl
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Dan and Lauren

Although they didn’t date each other on the show, they both appeared on different series.

Lauren was on Series 2 and Dan appeared in 2017.

Luckily neither of them liked who they went out with, and ended up going out with each other.

They now have an adorable son.

What time will First Dates be on TV?

The third episode will be on TONIGHT (April 30, 2019).

The Channel 4 show airs at 10pm each week.

In case you miss any of the new episodes, they can easily be found and watched on Channel 4 Catch Up.

Alternatively, you can catch the same episode at 11pm on Channel 4+1.



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