First Dates fans fell in love with a bloke named Dave during episode 5 of the brand new Channel 4 series.

The perfect gentleman, kind, funny and with a quirky phobia, this guy even kick-started a Twitter campaign called #FindMyDave.

Fortunately, we found THAT Dave on Instagram, and you’re going to be swooning over him even more after you see the heartfelt post he shared about Becky.

Dave and Becky

Dave and Becky

Who is First Dates’ Dave?

Dave Atkinson is a 34-year-old movie safety officer from London, although originally from the North East.

However, on the C4 dating show, Dave confessed that his job wasn’t as glamorous as it sounded on the outset:

Basically, being on a film set is like being at a doctor’s waiting room. For the lot of it, you’re just being told to be quiet while someone says the same thing 20 or 30 times!

Becky and Dave’s dazzling date

In comparison to Becky’s first date, in episode 4, this one was a breeze.

The pair clicked easily and the conversation rolled off the tongue as Dave shared an anecdote about his brother surprising him with a pocket full of grated cheese while working as a fireman.

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Not so happily ever after…

Fans were rooting for Becky and Dave as they entered the dreaded final interview scene. Especially as Dave had cooed all of the right words and looked as if he would be Becky’s knight in shining armour.

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

Screenshot: First Dates 2019 Dave and Becky

However, it wasn’t to be, as Dave jumped in to explain how the romantic connection just wasn’t quite there, despite adding how amazing Becky was.

Dave saves the day on Instagram

While Dave was refreshingly honest in his final First Dates interview, letting Becky walk away buoyed with confidence from the date, he even went one step further on Instagram

Dave shared a photo of the two on Instagram, adding the #FindMyDave hashtag in a plea to help Becky find the one:

You can’t have a good shared experience alone and I was lucky enough to share one with a top lady. Thanks, Becky @bexleeeeee had a great time and glad we have stayed mates. Here’s to your next appearance on first dates???? #firstdates #findmydave

You can follow Dave on Instagram under @siratkinson, where he describes himself as “the most boring man on a film set” and has close to 1,000 followers.

Dave saves the bees, too

It’s not like Dave saw the dramatic increase in overnight followers that Love Island contestant too, but the First Dates legend has been receiving a few extra likes and comments on pics.

Utilizing his new ‘fame’, Dave decided to point his fans in the direction of a conservation issue.

Is this guy the bee’s knees or what?

So thought as I’m getting some new people following me. Instead of me buzzing off the likes I maybe could try and turn it into some positive in the world. Please have a look at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. If you thought, oh Dave was nice I’d buy him a pint just donate it instead. Much love #savethebee

 

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