First Dates is back, and the first episode was as discouraging as it was entertaining.
For every “I feel like you should be on this date with my mother” moment, there was real laughter, and big smiles and sweet jokes about sharing a zucchini entree.
One date in particular, was the one all of us wanted to be on.
Partly because Clare felt instantly like a best friend. You really want her to be happy and you also know no partner will ever be as golden as her.
The bartender from First Dates shares all the secrets from behind the scenes of the show.
She describes herself as “a bit of a Peter Pan”. She confesses her problem is she talks too much and “says everything really quickly”. She wants someone “happy and fun and motivated and who embraces all my quirks”. And she laughs in a way that makes you join in, even if you don’t really find anything remotely funny about “all the guys who don’t have jobs in Bryon Bay” – the town she’s lived for seven years.
Then came Aaron. He's from the Gold Coast and tells us how Gold Coast girls are "often pretty focused on themselves". (Rude - I'm from the Gold Coast and I'm extremely interested in all the ways my friends make me happy.)
Stereotyping aside, he has a great smile. He laughs at himself. And he's after someone who's "got a lot of quirks and not too shy".
(Please, Married at First Sight experts take note, this is a match made in blind-dating-on-reality-TV heaven. They're going to get married. For real married.)