The experiences of 35-year-old Tim, who has a mild learning disability and has wanted to marry for many years. When he meets Laura, 27, will he reveal he's already planned every detail of his wedding day? Essex boy Ali has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, and at 4ft 2, the 22-year-old is used to being the centre of attention on a night out, yet has never had a girlfriend. When he meets Kirsty, his nerves threaten to get the better of him and ruin the date. Finally, 27-year-old raver Alec has Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterised by the fusion of cranial features. Too nervous to approach girls himself, he turns to a dating agency for help and before long plans are made for him to meet research scientist Charlie.
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'.
The Undateables - Tim, Ali and Alec Synopsis and Schedule