Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

First Date’s Fred Sirieix on 10 dating mistakes men should avoid

Part cupid, part seasoned high-end restaurant manager, Fred Sirieix is as crucial to the success of Channel 4’s First Dates as stiff drinks and loose conversation.

Imparting his charm on a regular basis, this suavely dressed Frenchman - General Manger at Galvin at Windows and creator of The Art of Service when not on the telly - not only helps align the stars for daters about to get lucky, but also offers a supportive shoulder to those who aren't.

With this in mind, and knowing how awkward first dates can be, we phoned the man himself to ask just what the most common mistakes made by men on dates are - and, crucially, how to fix them.

True to form, he was great, even ending our conversation with the line: “Hope it was as good for you as it was for me."

The absolute charmer.

Sirieix is helping OpenTable launch a menu jargon buster to deconstruct some of the trickiest foodie terms at Opentable.co.uk

Related

Duck.jpg

The 21 best places to grab breakfast in London

1.jpg

Comedian Rob Delaney on Catastrophe, fame, and first dates

1.jpg

London's 20 Best Date Spots

Comments

More

Donald Trump's mate "Jim" says we can't go to Paris anymore

Sounds like a reliable source

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

Bradley Lowery is going to be England mascot

Fantastic news for the young Sunderland fan

by Matt Tate
24 Feb 2017

Straight men are officially the worst people in the world at sex

But don't worry, apparently there's a way to fix it

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

A trampoline park with laser tag and a mega slide is coming to London

For those who want to OD on activities

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan has his say on Primark t-shirt

Shirt happens

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

This good rescue doggo was reunited with his good doggo siblings

More of this please, 2017

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

Waitrose is selling Easter trees and people want to burn them

"Taking the piss now"

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

Doris, and why we name storms

They all have names, and we decided on them

by Matt Tate
23 Feb 2017

A Swedish politician reckons we should all be paid to fuck during work

Ooooooh, afternoon delight

by Alex Finnis
23 Feb 2017

Teens that drink and smoke weed are smarter, says study

Less Bill and Ted, more McLovin

by Emily Badiozzaman
23 Feb 2017