Rugby player Luke from Hull has Tourette's syndrome and finds it hard to control his physical and vocal tics. With a job as a chef, a degree in science and health, and a great set of friends, Luke believes finding a girlfriend is the final piece of the puzzle. Bookseller Sam from Cambridgeshire longs for the romance he reads about in novels. Sam has Asperger's. He is gay and finds the scene intimidating, but is ready to put himself out there. Photography graduate Becky from north London is a self-confessed romantic. Becky has scoliosis, a genetic condition that causes a curvature of the spine. Becky has never had a boyfriend, but is determined to do something about it.
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 - Luke, Sam & Becky Synopsis and Schedule