When Shaine met Marie on The Undateables, he thought his quest for love was over. But three years on, following a two and a half year relationship, he finds himself single again: "I was gutted. I just loved every minute with Marie. It was magical. When it ended it was almost like I'm a ghost. I felt numb."
With months now passed, he's hopeful of meeting the right woman, and feeling positive about romance once more. "I would describe love as a sweet soothing caramel or a chocolate river," said the wordsmith.
There was a shock in store for Shaine when he received a call informing him that not only had a date been found for him, but it was with someone he knew back in school. "Tickled pink" to be getting an unexpected shot at telling his long lost friend Gemma that he'd had feelings for her back in the day, Shaine took a big hit of nerves as the big day approached. "I don't want to say the wrong thing. I don't want it going good and then flospy and pear-shaped."
There were a few awkward silences as Shaine and Gemma settled into their date at the Botanical Gardens, but Shaine stepped it up a gear, delivering a few of his best jokes that had Gemma eating out of his hand. Within a few weeks and as many dates, Shaine professed himself to be falling in love with Gemma, and read out a poem he had written for her at an open mic event.
As the lovebirds flew off into the night it looks as if this fledging love might be one to watch...