Fans of First Dates Hotel were swooning over a man named Ash as he rocked up to Italy and knocked the socks off his date.
Rachel and Ash proved the perfect combo and shone in episode 5 through their adorable compatibility.
Even those who think a heartfelt serenade is the most awkward thing in the world fell head over heels for Ash’s acoustic guitar solo.
Here’s how the romance unfolded…
We're a little bit in love with Ash and Rachel!! 😍😍😍 #FirstDatesHotel
— First Dates ❤️ (@FirstDates) October 2, 2018
Ash on First Dates is killin me, what a qt 😍😍 #firstdateshotel
— ✨lauren✨ (@laurenrebeccahx) October 2, 2018
Ash and Rachel
We were first introduced to graphic designer Ash as he sat around the pool practising his Italian – he wanted to wow his date by ordering wine in fluent Italian!
At this point, however, not everyone was keen on that guitar.
Imagine going on #firstdateshotel and taking your guitar with you r u being serious
— Amber Reyland (@AmberReyland) October 2, 2018
Meanwhile, Ash’s date, receptionist Rachel, was getting ready in her room.
She explained to the camera that her mum was desperate for her to find “a nice Jewish man'”.
Rachel, however, wasn’t bothered about being with a Jewish boy. How was this one going to work out?
As the pair sat down for dinner – with Ash-man dishing out the compliments, of course – conversation moved on to the wine.
Ash attempted to order the wine with his new-found fluent Italian, although he tripped himself up over the Rosso or Bianco dilemma.
Laughter in full swing, there was even time for the pair to put some of their cheesy jokes into practice.
At least they both enjoyed the terrible puns!
Rachel and Ash spoke about their parents, where they both confessed to adoring family life.
Ash was very close to his dad, although he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago.
Watching on as his mum took care of the man she loved, it helped Ash to understand the meaning of true love.
The Final Serenade
The pair giggled on camera at the end of the date and jumped at the opportunity for a second date.
Venturing out for the day in Southern Italy, the final piece of the jigsaw was a serenade from Ash and even a cheeky smooch.
Look away Rachel’s mum.
Look away anyone that still hates acoustic guitars!
If anyone ever brought a guitar to a hotel pool I was sitting beside, I would smash them over the head with it #firstdateshotel
— claire (@princessclairin) October 2, 2018
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