Fans of First Dates were in full support of 29-year-old Emma during an action-packed episode three of the Channel 4 series.
Book editor Emma admitted to having never been asked on a date following a lack of interaction with boys from a young age.
First Dates had just the answer.
Bring back science technician Ian!
WHAT the actual hell… Did not see Emma and Ian smashing it!#Firstdates
— Rossi (@VRHutch46) April 18, 2018
Broken Bunsen burner
Ian returned to the First Dates restaurant having failed to find the chemical equation for love the first time around.
His task at hand was to treat 29-year-old Emma to her first ever date.
Unfortunately, however, the science technician’s date chat wasn’t exactly igniting the flame of romance at first.
It was as if Ian was turning the cogs of his brain a little too strenuously in his attempts to try and think of something interesting to say.
Well, unless this counts as interesting.
Anyone ever been to Southend?
Emma: So what is there in Southend. Ian: two train lines….. 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️. Some Joe banter sorely needed here! #firstdates
— Hanife (@hani_m) April 18, 2018
And if you think that was boring, Ian soon moved his tediously flat chat onto the topic of piers.
Did you know that the Southend-on-Sea pier is the longest in Europe?
There’s my cringe threshold and then in the distance is Ian & Emma on a date #firstdates
— Stuart Borley (@StuBallBaggins) April 18, 2018
Despite Ian and Emma seemingly plodding along without a lustful connection, the sight of an ice cream sundae changed everything.
Ian’s confidence spiked with the massive hit of sugar and he put Emma into hysterics with a couple playful jokes.
Lovely to see clever Emma breaking down Ian's barriers…
— Margaret Graham (@MarGraham) April 18, 2018
Both Emma and Ian announced that they would “definitely” like to see each other again, as the episode ended with Ian helping his lady into the taxi.
WATCH First Dates every Wednesday night, on Channel 4, at 10 pm.