Before we all start throwing food at the girl who refused some food…
When Madeleine turned down a strawberry on The Bachelor last night, there was an audible groan in our office. “How can she think that’s attractive?” everyone said.
But we need to acknowledge that first dates are bloody awkward.
You may be nervous about what you’ll talk about. You may not know what to do with your hands. Or your eye contact. Or your breathing. Or your erratic heartbeat.
Now imagine having a first date, PLUS being in a competition against 13 other women, PLUS having the elements collectively turn against you within the first five minutes.
Guaranteed you’ll get a bad case of the uncomfortables. You may even make a face similar to this:
This is the situation that Madeleine from The Bachelor Australia found herself in in last night’s episode.
She had been picked to go on a one-on-one date with The Bachelor by the other women in the house.
“Sam” (the producers) had arranged a romantic boat ride for the two, followed by what we can only imagine was a delicious array of foods to follow after.
Unfortunately, the food was left to our imaginations, as Madeleine awkwardly stated she felt it was “embarrassing” to eat in front of Sam.
Granted, her delivery comes across as a tad high maintenance.
But while the others watching with me in the Mamamia office groaned and said things like “is she kidding” and “as if guys actually care about that” and “what’s she going to do if they end up together?”, I remained silent.