Though originally appearing under The Cork Examiner title, it has re-branded in recent years to The Examiner, and subsequently The Irish Examiner to appeal to a more national readership.
The newspaper was part of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings group.
In episode one we meet Dom from Hampshire, who’s been nominated by his mother, in the hopes of improving his disappointing dating record.
“Some guys are really good at the whole dating game. I’ve been on a grand total of two dates,” the clean-cut 21-year-old reveals.
The prospect of appearing completely naked in public — let alone with TV cameras and millions of viewers watching — would have most of us waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat.
Online dating has fundamentally changed the way people look for love and friendship.
However, with the sheer variety of online dating sites available to Irish singles it can be hard to choose the right one.
At the end, the picker also gets naked, and the pair head off for a — fully clothed — date. “We’re not only making entertaining television, we’re also changing lives,” she says.
It’s blush-inducing TV to say the least, and leaves you wondering what possesses the participants to take part. “Everyone who came on the show was genuinely looking for a partner, having been disillusioned by online dating.” This series is “bigger and bolder” than the first instalment, says Richardson, and promises some “proper water cooler moments”.