Fans of First Dates, Harry Potter, and even love, were left heartbroken as a pair of Hogwarts fanatics failed to click.
Number one Harry Potter fan Claudia met numero-two super-fan Jack, although their shared love of J.K Rowling’s fantasy novel failed to spark any romance.
No love potions and no enchantment spells – just two muggles sitting awkwardly in a London restaurant.
I can't believe the Harry potter couple didn't work out!! Magic is dead! 😭😭😭 #FirstDates
— Chanice Hird (@Chanice_H12) May 24, 2018
First Dates Sorting Hat
Unlike the sentient Sorting Hat that expertly shuffles students into Houses at Hogwarts, the First Dates sorting hat appeared a little broken.
Pairing Claudia and Jack on their tattoos alone, it wasn’t exactly a match made in heaven.
— Joanna Suvarna (@JoannaSuvarna) May 24, 2018
Claudia’s Harry Potter Tattoos
Claudia boasted the Harry Potter logo on her left wrist and a huge replica emblem of the Hogwarts crest on her right arm.
— Faye Timby (@fayetimby) May 24, 2018
Jack’s Harry Potter Tattoos
While Jack didn’t explicitly explain his HP tattoos, he had a cluster of three on his lower arm, one of which looked like the Deathly Hallows symbol.
They both have Harry Potter tattoos I love this 😭😭 #firstdates
— L (@laceymontella) May 24, 2018
Claudia admitted to the camera that “Harry Potter will always come first”, a statement that has not always proven popular with ex-boyfriends.
However, she didn’t need a Potter-obsessed boy to sweep her off her broomstick, just someone a tad classier than this…
Initially, the pair looked to have effortlessly combusted into a flaming romance.
Claudia literally had to fan herself down as Jack quipped the Harry Potter quote that he had plastered across his bedroom wall as a kid.
Ahhhh that Harry Potter connection! #firstdates
— ☯️ (@flawed_muse) May 24, 2018
Fred Sirieix had clearly been waiting all season to deliver a witty pun, as he momentarily played Professor Slughorn and brought Claudia and Jack a welcoming ‘love potion’ shot.
Or, as Fred called it, a Harry Shotter…
Harry shotter has knocked him sideways #firstdates
— Dave (@mcfcnorthstand3) May 24, 2018
Love Potion Dud
Claudia talked about her deep love for Potter, explaining that the books helped her to escape during troublesome teenage years.
However, the date between Jack and Claudia was faltering, with the anxious duo having their conversation repeatedly halted by nerves.
Claudia would probe with a question, Jack would be misted by a silencing charm.
Awww Jack, I'll look after you #FirstDates
— Chan Dutton (@vamplacey) May 24, 2018
The date plummetted from awkward to tedious as Claudia failed to help the situation by whipping out her phone and Snapchatting her friends.
If there was a spell for ‘put that phone away and stop being so rude’, we really hoped that Fred knew of it.
Harry Potter and the rude bint #FirstDates
— Dominic Rothwell (@dominic4346) May 24, 2018
The pair decided not to see each other again, with Claudia explaining that she needed someone with more confidence to lead the way on dates.
Not that people actually wanted Jack to see her again, mind…
What's wrong with Claudia????#FirstDates
— Jane (@MsJMosoeu) May 24, 2018
#FirstDates I’d definitely date Jack 🙋🏼♀️
— Shannon Ricard (@keeprollin_) May 24, 2018
Harry Potter guy I'll go on a date with you #FirstDates
— Rosie Astbury (@Rosieroundface) May 24, 2018
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