From a media release:
Filmed in downtown Vancouver, the series is situated in a local restaurant that is filled withÂ real people on real first dates, and the ensuing drama isÂ capturedÂ onÂ over 40 remote-controlledÂ cameras.Â For someÂ daters,Â there is an instant and very apparent attraction, but for others, itâ€™sÂ clear there isÂ never going to be a happy ending.
TheÂ action jumpsÂ from table to table as some dates moveÂ painfullyÂ along, while other dates enjoy every single moment of their time together.Â Half-concealed looks of hope and disappointment, flirtatious hair twirling, and under the table hand-holdingÂ are all captured. The greatest part ofÂ First DatesÂ is the ending. After the bill has been paid, the couples are filmed side by side and revealÂ whether or not theyÂ areÂ attracted to each other andÂ if they want to meet again.