Meet the lockdown lovers looking for socially distanced romance through their screens in RTE’s new dating series.
Since lockdown and social distancing became the new normal, singles looking for love have had their pursuits put on hold.
But with RTE’s new show, Love in Isolation, match making 12 singletons via video dates, love online has never had it so good.
Savannah Nolan, 24, from Dublin told the Irish Mirror: “I felt quarantine was a great time to try new things and I thought why not go on an online dating show too.
“And it felt so intimate, you don’t think of the other people seeing this because you are sitting on what feels like a normal zoom call.”
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The Dubliner, who just moved home from the UK at the beginning of the pandemic said she was impressed with how quick the show makers found her ideal man – admitting she gave them a long list of criteria.
“I gave them a list as long as my arm seriously.
“Emmet was all the things I’d asked for down to his green eyes!”
She went on to joke: “It’s so funny, my friends would consider me to be loud and outrageous, and i’m definitely the scandelous friend on a night out.. but Emmet is just as much as a nutjob as me.
“He almost made me look boring. It almost became a competition of who was the most fun and would get the most laugh, and more of a jack the lad”.
And it seems like that match making has worked as personal trainer Emmet McKenna, 28 who just moved home from Australia before lockdown began echoed her enthusiasm for a real life date.
Agreeing that the chatty pair have met their match in each other, the Belfast native said: “I don’t get put on the back foot too often .. but as soon as I met her and I thought, this wee girl has brought the banter.
“She will keep me on my toes anyway.
“It was great and I couldn’t have asked for a better date, as blind dates go on a TV screen.”