When we were presented with the idea of

First Dates

set in a hotel, we thought it would be more titillating than charming.

However, viewers were proved wrong in the latest episode - which aired in the UK on Monday - in which elderly couple Sheila and Bev felt a connection.

81-year-old Sheila was paired with 79-year-old Bev, and they had a date together in the hotel in Provence. The two were unsure they would ever find love again.

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However, when they were matched together, they won over viewers, including First Dates waitress CiCi Coleman:





Bev told a particularly heartbreaking tale, recalling how he never managed to say goodbye to his wife who died from pancreatic cancer.

He received a phone call from the hospital notifying him of her death during an evening watching Formula One.

"I wanted to say goodbye but it wasn't possible... She had gone," he recalled.


He hit it off with Sheila, however, who agreed to go on a second date with him at the hotel.

They even kissed, and Sheila jokingly told Bev that kissing a man with a beard was as bad as it seemed.


Bev broke hearts when he told her: "You're the first woman I've kissed since my wife died."

They ended the episode promising to go on a cruise together.

This article was originally published by The Telegraph.