Think you’ve had a bad first date? Check out Kathryn Thomas’ stories…


Kathryn has had some bad first dates...
Kathryn has had some bad first dates…

There’s nothing worse than an awkward first date – and RTE star Kathryn Thomas has admitted she has had plenty of them.

The Voice of Ireland host has shared some of her most excruciating first date stories – and we really feel for her!

Chatting about one of her uncomfortable experiences, she said: “I found myself sitting in the middle of a large restaurant at 6pm only for him to inform me that the early bird was great value if I got the two courses instead of three, we were the youngest in the place by about 50 years.

“The conversation between the geriatrics – yes, even allowing for their hearing aids – seemed far more jovial than where I was sat.”

The 36-year-old continued: “Another time my date was running late so I ordered a bottle of wine, I was on my second glass by the time he arrived.

The RTE star shares her cringey experiences
The RTE star shares her cringey experiences

“He then told me he was driving. Needless to say I found my jokes and stories far more hilarious than he did as the night wore on.”  she wrote in her Irish Daily Star column.

The former No Frontiers presenter is currently loved up with boyfriend Padraig McLoughlin, a restaurateur.

She previously opened up to Irish Tatler: “It’s funny – I’ve never been the girl that dreams of the big white dress, but I’d never say never.

Love birds!
Love birds!

“I’m really happy. And I’d love to have kids, we would love to have kids, if we’re blessed, if we are lucky.

“But you can’t have a ticking time clock hanging over your head and make everything work. It has to feel right, it has to be the right time and there’s a lot to consider when you’re thinking about a family. At the same time, we’re in a great place”.

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