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This Clip From 'First Dates' May Be The Most Emotional Yet

This Clip From 'First Dates' May Be The Most Emotional Yet

You may have seen this video going viral recently, and if you have it's sure to have set you off. Even the most hard-faced person wouldn't be able to watch this without feeling a bit emotional.

If you're hungover, I implore you to not view this video. It's a difficult watch.


So as you can see, the pair - who are both in their eighties - get very deep very quickly on Channel 4's First Dates.

Patricia and Alan are both seeking love after losing their respective partners. Patricia's husband died from cancer, and Alan's? Well...

Patricia asks: "So, I presume that you are widowed?" Alan replies: "Yes. She died seven years ago. She contracted dementia when she was very young. You know, we lived together for 40 years."

She asks if he has children, to which he responds: "Well, we did have two. I've lost one already, unfortunately. It was my son, [he was in his] early thirties. Brain hemorrhage. He played football in the afternoon, we had a beer afterwards, and I said to him: 'see you tomorrow, Chris' he said, 'yeah' and unfortunately, that never happened. He died that night."


He then speaks to camera, and says: "The worst day of my life, when the police came around the following day. He was a young man, full of life and playing football and enjoying time with his friends and then suddenly, he was gone."

The date continues, and Alan says: "Patricia, I am so conscious of the fact that this is the one and only time we will ever have a life." Patricia adds: "It's not a practice run, life."

Alan adds to camera: "Life is so bloody short and so many people don't realise that. They waste their lives. So I don't want to die with any regrets."

The pair then add that life isn't fair, but they love it. And each other's attitudes towards life. They then raise their glasses.

I'm not crying.

Anyway, the video was shared by All 4 again yesterday after its original airing back in 2016. It's gained an impressive 2.2 million views in 23 hours, with 4.4k comments and over 18,000 shares.

After their date, the pair agreed to see each other again for 'a game of tennis and some wine'. Bless. Hopefully they found love. They definitely both deserve it.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/First Dates

Topics: OAP, Death, first dates

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]


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