7.5
44 votes
The Undateables

The Undateables

Channel 4 2012

Looking for love can be tricky, but some find it harder than others. Add disability to the equation and it can sometimes seem almost impossible. This uplifting three-part series follows the journeys of several extraordinary singletons as they enter the dating circuit in pursuit of love.From a stand-up comedian with Tourettes and a trapeze artist with brittle bones, to a media student with Down's Syndrome, an amateur poet with a learning disability, and a skateboarder with a facial disfigurement, the series follows them as they enter the world of blind dates, matchmakers and speed dating.With the help of Searchmate, one of the UK's leading personal introductions agencies, and Stars in the Sky, a specialist dating agency for people with learning difficulties, The Undateables explores the realities of looking for love in an image-obsessed world, where too many people make snap judgements based on first impressions - and even consider some to be 'undateable'.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Undateables

#1 - Ray, Jason & Luke

8.60

Season 9 - Episode 4

The show catches up with charity worker Ray, who celebrates his first anniversary with Christine. And plane spotter Jason and Luke from Hull resume their searches for The One.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Undateables from 15 votes.

#2 - Richard, Lizzie, Eddie & Sam

8.38

Season 7 - Episode 4

Richard is 43 and autistic and last year managed his first ever second date. Can he now build on this success with Anna? There's also postman Sam. And the show also catches up with Lizzie and Eddie.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Undateables from 24 votes.

#3 - Charlotte, Mitch, James

8.32

Season 9 - Episode 1

The Return of the programme following disabled people searching for romance, including a woman with aspergers.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Undateables from 19 votes.

#4 - Rory, Lily, Jordan and Nicholas

8.25

Season 11 - Episode 3

Rory is determined to find love, Lily is on a mission to find the one, country boy Jordan takes his girlfriend away on a surprise weekend, and Nicholas is back for his second date

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Undateables from 4 votes.

#5 - Rhys, Joshua & Kaia

8.00

Season 7 - Episode 2

James Bond fanatic Rhys is from Swansea. The law graduate is autistic and struggles to read signals, meaning he is never sure whether a girl fancies him. Joshua is 22 and from Chichester. Joshua is a keen gardener. He is autistic and can sometimes find social situations difficult, but he now feels ready to find a girlfriend. Cooking enthusiast Kaia from Berkshire is profoundly deaf. Can Kaia win over the man of her dreams with her culinary skills?

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Undateables from 29 votes.

#6 - Francesco, Feron & Alex
8.00
Season 10 - Episode 5

Featuring Japan aficionado Francesco, who's never been on a date, 54-year-old Feron, and Alex, who dresses loudly to stand out from the crowd. Will any of them find romance?

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Undateables from 8 votes.

#7 - Shaine, Lily, Ray & George
7.95
Season 7 - Episode 5

Poet Shaine and Gemma celebrate their first anniversary, as ghosthunter Lily and charity worker Ray go looking for love again

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Undateables from 22 votes.

#8 - Alex, Jason & Tom
7.88
Season 8 - Episode 4

Alex has been single since breaking up with his girlfriend a year and a half ago. Proud owner of a new sports car, the 24-year-old is ready to re-join the dating scene. But Alex, who's autistic, struggles to talk to new people, especially girls. He's hoping his date with Ellie, at the zoo, will accelerate him back into the fast lane of dating. Identical twin Jason is an airplane buff. The 25-year-old, who has Asperger's, longs to meet his own co-pilot, but has a tendency to rush into relationships too quickly. In a new career move, rugby player Tom, from Bridgend, has taken to the catwalk. But while his model looks mean he's not short of attention, the 28-year-old has Tourette's and Asperger's, which makes him shy when speaking to girls.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Undateables from 17 votes.

#9 - Jordan, Paige & Sam
7.81
Season 9 - Episode 3

Three singletons go looking for love: personal trainer Jordan, who suffers from speech problems; vlogger Paige, who has cerebral palsy; and basketball player Sam from Shropshire.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Undateables from 21 votes.

#10 - Charlotte, Richard, Alex and Sam
7.80
Season 11 - Episode 4

Charlotte and Richard are looking for love, bright clothes-loving Alex is back to find that special someone, and postman Sam is back happier than ever now he is engaged

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Undateables from 5 votes.

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