First Dates viewers have applauded contestant Emma for giving her date Peter a ‘going over’ after he dumped her by text.
During last night’s (Wednesday, November 11) episode, the Channel 4 dating show took viewers on a look back at couples taking a second shot at finding love.
What happened with Emma and Peter on First Dates?
Three years ago, glamorous mum Emma went on a date with Peter, who said of himself: “I wouldn’t say I’m a lady’s man, but I’m a man the lady’s like.”
Emma felt mortified when Peter showed up, as she had dated him a couple of years earlier.
“I can’t believe it… we’ve dated,” she said.
Waitress CiCi Coleman asked if their relationship came to an amicable end and she said simply: “Text dumping.”
“Oh god, really?” said CiCi, stunned.
Emma told Peter: “You were the first person I allowed into my home [after my second marriage was over].”
He seemed genuinely sorry as she added: “That’s what upset me so much.”
Towards the end of their date, Peter confessed privately: “I’d like to start it again, clean slate, but she might just stop it dead in the water and say no.”
Afterwards, Emma said: “I think that after what happened, I don’t think you realise the impact it had on me.”
Well done Emma. School this fool. Lesson of the day: Do not end a relationship via text.
“I do now,” Peter insisted.
“But at the time you didn’t,” Emma continued. “And because of that I wouldn’t date you again. I don’t think I trust you.”
She added, laughing: “I’m too mature for him.”
Emma also revealed that Peter’s text had simply read: ‘Dumped.’
What did viewers say about last night’s First Dates?
Reacting on Twitter, Channel 4 viewers applauded Emma for deciding not to pursue things with Peter.
One said, using clapping emojis: “She said no #firstdates. But did she text him later?”
Another tweeted: “Well done, Emma. School this fool. #Lessonoftheday DO NOT end a relationship via text. Tacky and lazy. Be an adult, do it face to face or on a call but NOT by text. #FirstDates.”
A third wrote: “This one is really awkward, well he dumped by text so it’s understandable she’s giving him a going over #firstdates.”
Someone else joked: “Peter jumping into a cab after Emma (thankfully) pied him after he text dumped her the first time, ‘Purgatory please’ #FirstDates.”
"I don't think you realise the impact of what happened, because of that, I couldn't trust you again".
Well done Emma. School this fool.#Lessonoftheday
DO NOT end a relationship via text. Tacky and lazy. Be an adult, do it face to face or on a call but NOT by text.#FirstDates
— Emma Adwoa Sawyerr (@Purple_Worship) November 11, 2020
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