End of the road for Married At First Sight UK’s first same-sex couple? Dan and Matt are divided over whether to settle in Leeds or Northern Ireland as they look to the future of their relationship 

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  • Matt, 39, from West Yorkshire and Daniel, 27, from Northern Ireland, made reality television history as the UK’s first gay couple in Married At First Sight.
  • Dan says he ‘strongly values’ the ocean and ‘coastal vibe’ of his hometown
  • Matt wanted to convince Dan to move to Leeds because his parents are there

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Married At First Sight UK’s first gay couple Dan and Matt prove to be too much of a topic of distance as they struggle to agree on where to settle in the future.

Matt, 39, of West Yorkshire and Daniels, 27, of Northern Ireland, who made reality television history as the show’s first same-sex couple, have found the process plain sailing so far.

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But despite already dropping the ‘L’ word to each other, the pair doesn’t seem to agree on whose hometown to move to as they plan the next chapter of married life.

In tonight’s episode of the Channel 4 show, Dan explains: ‘I know you’ve found a lovely home in Leeds that I love and you’ve made it your nest, but mine is such a fascination for Northern Ireland. It’s – for the sea, the coastal vibe – that’s something I attach great importance to.’

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‘And yes, we can travel long distances for a certain amount of time but there has to be a point where we have to choose somewhere to settle down together.’

The theme of distance proves very much in tonight’s episode of the Channel 4 show Married At First Sight UK’s first same-sex couple Dan and Matt. Pictured, Dan admits he can’t see himself settling in Leeds

Matt (pictured) says if he doesn't want to leave friends and family behind in his hometown of Leeds

Matt (pictured) says if he doesn’t want to leave friends and family behind in his hometown of Leeds

She asks husband Matt where he is planning about his future home.

‘As for me, I don’t think I should go straight to Northern Ireland,’ Matt admits, to which Dan replies: ‘Actually, I see us traveling long distances for three or four months.

‘That’s true of me, and I would like to go to Leeds, Northern Ireland and probably somewhere in between. But in terms of settling, at this point in time, I can’t see myself establishing myself in Leeds.’

Matt admitted: ‘I guess if I’m really honest I had it in my mind that I want to convince you to come to Leeds because my parents are there, I have a lot of friends – it’s always huge To be a part of my life. That’s where I am from – it’s my roots.

Matt (pictured) admits he doesn't think going straight to Northern Ireland is a good idea

Matt (pictured) admits he doesn’t think going straight to Northern Ireland is a good idea

Groundbreaking: The reality show finally featured its first gay couple in Matt, 39, and Danielle, 27, six years after it went on air.

Groundbreaking: The reality show finally featured its first gay couple in Matt, 39, and Danielle, 27, six years after it went on air.

Dan says: ‘I think there needs to be a compromise then. I love Leeds and I want to move there but I’m not sure if I can see myself there on a full-time basis.’

In an earlier episode, charity worker Matt was placed with the groom before the wedding night, and told them all: ‘When I started telling people, and it kind of realized who I was, I Became the person I am now. Like really strong and confident.’

Dan, who works in sales, said of his experience with Girls: ‘Having half of the first gay couple is amazing [on the show].

Gay marriage has recently been legalized in Northern Ireland which is absolutely shocking. And now that I can share my relationship with the world, I think it’s very important.’

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