Top 10 quotes from The Undateables series 5 2016
What a series it was! We look back at some of the funniest, memorable and most touching one-liners from the 2016 series of Channel 4's acclaimed documentary, The Undateables.
"DATING IS LIKE WADING ACROSS A MOATFUL OF RAVENOUS PIRANHAS, TRYING TO GET TO THE LOVE CASTLE ON THE OTHER SIDE."
James from episode 1, who has Aspergers Syndrome, on the perils of dating.
"I WAS SHOCKED AND IT WAS UPSETTING BUT I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AN OPTIMISTIC PERSON AND KNOW THAT YOU'VE GOT TO APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE NOW."
Tammy, from episode 1, on
the illness which left her disfigured.
"I JUST WANT TO GET ON WITH MY LIFE. I WANT TO SEIZE EVERY OPPORTUNITY. AND TO FIND A MAN TO DO THAT WITH WOULD BE FANTASTIC. "
Tammy's buoyant attitude to life wins her an army of fans on social media.
"MY FACE IS STARTING TO HURT FROM WHERE I'VE BEEN SMILING FOR TOO LONG."
Lucas, from episode 2, on
getting to know Alexandra on his first ever date.
"I FEEL LIKE I ONLY HAVE HALF A HEART AND MY SOULMATE OUT THERE HAS THE OTHER...WE ARE GOING TO COME TOGETHER AND BECOME ONE WHOLE HEART."
Tom, from episode 2, who has autism, on what finding love means to him.
"I WANT TO FIND A MAN, HOLD HIS HAND AND TELL HIM THAT I WILL LOVE HIM FOR EVER AND EVER, BUT I HAVE TO GET THE RIGHT PERSON FIRST."
Finding love means the world to Bethany from episode 3, but finding the right man is the most important thing.
“IT’S FELT LIKE A MASSIVE WEIGHT HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS AND I CAN JUST BE MYSELF…IT’S GOOD HOW MUCH AWARENESS IT’S RAISED."
"OBVIOUSLY I LOVE MY MUM BUT I WOULDN’T GIVE HER A HUG OR NOTHING LIKE THAT. I HAVE GOT [EMOTIONS] BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SHOW."
Tom shares what it's like living with his condition, and how it makes it difficult for him to open up.
"MEN ARE FROM MARS; WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS AND SMALL, FURRY CREATURES ARE FROM ALPHA CENTAURI."
David from episode 3 shares his unique take on love, heavily influenced, we suspect, by his love of sci-fi literature.
"WHEN IT GOT TO VALENTINE'S DAY I WAS FEELING EMOTIONALLY SAD WHEN I WAS LISTENING TO MY MUSIC WHICH WAS MY HEART WILL GO ON FROM TITANIC."
James from episode 2 isn't afraid to show his sadness at not having a girlfriend - nor his love for Celine Dion.