First Dates Ireland contestants were offered cash in hand if they agreed to go on a second date with their partners, according to the Irish Sun on Sunday
The dating show returned to our screens earlier this month, and has seen many couples hit it off and agree to a second date – but as it turns out, producers may have provided them with an incentive to do so.
Last year, the show failed to find many lasting romances, with many couples not meeting up for second dates. However, this time around bosses were so determined for contestants to continue dating, that they offered them €50 cash if they would meet up for the second time.
“We were offered €25 walking into the date, presumably meant as some sort of generous form of compensation for going on a date which would be seen by the nation.” a former contestant explained to the Irish Sun on Sunday
“When the date had ended and they separated us to get our honest views on how it had all gone, I was then offered €50 by one of the production team if I said I’d be up for going on a second date with her, so I obviously took it!”
An RTE spokesperson declined to comment on the claims when contacted by the Irish Sun on Sunday.