’First Dates’ viewers had their hearts well and truly warmed by a mature couple on Monday’s episode.
Fans were introduced to Patricia and Alan, who were both looking for someone to spend their twilight years with, on the Channel 4 dating show.
Both had emotional backstories, as Patricia’s husband passed away following a battle with cancer, while Alan lost his wife seven years ago, after she had early onset dementia.
But despite their sad experiences, both explained how they were determined to make their later years count:
The pair soon hit it off on their date, and later agreed to go on another, with Alan suggesting they go for a game of tennis together.
And sure enough, the did. And it looks like they had a lovely old time.
Viewers just couldn’t get enough of their romance on Twitter:
‘First Dates’ continues next Monday at 10pm on Channel 4.