Dates Series 1 (Channel 4) Review “David & Ellie”

David and Ellie’s get together on this week’s second episode of Dates might not be the worst date we’ve seen so far, but it’s certainly the one that’s had the least impact on both its participants. The series aims to portray the many different sides of modern dating and where it can take you, and this was the date that was never really going to go anywhere. We meet David for the second time after his date with Mia, which it’s revealed went well after he presumably got into the taxi with her, as he meets up with the much younger Ellie. It’s his birthday, so she lets him choose a local American diner dubbed Hollywoodland for dinner and drinks, but it soon becomes clear that Ellie isn’t totally as she advertised herself online. We all tell little white lies on dating profiles but when the just-turned-34 David finds himself sitting opposite a 19-year-old who’s just dropped out of sixth-form, things get a little awkward. READ MORE...

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