Ethan is not sure what he would be like if he was a dater on the show, but can understand why some of the people who go on the show are so nervous when they come to see him at the bar.
"I think the short answer, is, luckily, we will never know.
Although they have never publicly accepted their relationship, they have often been seen together on many occasions.
Even after the show went off-air, he was seen celebrating his birthday with Mouni Roy.
There is a referee on hand to keep control and give advice when necessary.
The first episode had contestant Chris downing a glass of red wine from the off and he had no shortage of ego although its the presenters who bring a buzz to the format as the outlandish Mac Manus contrasts with the more reserved Talbot.
The airstream van will visit Dublin on Saturday July 21 from 12pm to 4pm at Barnados Square, Dame Street.
Hosted by former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer, each hourlong episode will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery suitor or “suitress,” whose identity is concealed from them.
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I was in the UK before Ireland and the US, the cultural mix is interesting," he said. "Now with the dating apps and all that, it's hard to meet people spontaneously," he said.
Ethan, who works in bars away from the cameras and has also acted, told how his number one piece of advice for anyone going on the show would be to relax and not treat the date too seriously. "It's always interesting when people don't think too much. "I don't want to butt in too much because it's not my place." Having taken part in the show since the first episode, Ethan has paid close attention to the drinks the daters ordered and found that mojitos and whiskey sours are the beverages of choice for many of the participants.
"At the end of the day, I'm not there for that," he said. I'm there for a role." RELAXED When participants head into the First Dates restaurant in the Gibson Hotel, they are greeted by maitre d' Mateo Saina who takes them to the bar where they can get a drink from Ethan.
Along with waitress Alice Marr, Ethan has become a popular addition to the show and often helps put people at ease before their date in front of the camera. Before I was on the show, I was in bars for a long time.