On last night’s premiere of the latest season of Married At First Sight, Australia was introduced to Dean.
A 39-year-old from NSW, Dean is a proud supporter of gender equality, and can’t wait to be a stay-at-home father to his future children so his wife can continue to pursue the career she worked so hard to build… oh wait…. oh gosh, so sorry, we read that completely wrong.
Dean is actually an “alpha male” who “needs to be the leader” in a relationship because “he’s the man”.
"My perfect wife would be tall, beautiful, brunette... I definitely like a slim girl who enjoys her makeup and shoes," Dean says in the promo for the show.
"That's what women are all about. That's what us, as men, are attracted to."
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What a catch, right?
Last night, the nation watched in horror as Dean was matched with Tracey, a 34-year-old from Western Australia who also happens to have a daughter.
Not knowing a single thing about his very-real-and-not-at-all fake new wife, Dean revealed he was pleased with her "chestal area", despite the fact that "chestal" is very much NOT a word.
— Married At First Sight (@MarriedAU) January 29, 2018
But while Tracey seemed okay with her new beau, the Australian public was not and Dean's behaviour sparked a flood of negative reactions online.
The fact that they are referring to dean as a ‘Mans man’ instead of a sexist cockhead is really grinding my gears #MAFS
— ash (@Sukmyasshleiigh) January 29, 2018
Dean has to be one of the most repulsive men to ever grace reality TV. #MAFS
— Ivana Kovac Kuti (@IKKsays) January 29, 2018
— Zafira (@zpazzy07) January 29, 2018
Hmmmm can’t quiet put my finger on why Dean is still single. #MAFS
— Theresa (@TeePee141) January 29, 2018
Can we stop staying Dean has “traditional values”, as if that makes his misogynistic trash ok, please. #MAFS
— Jackson Nugent (@jacksonjn_) January 29, 2018
— Maegan McFall (@maeganmcfall) January 29, 2018
Twitter had even more to say about Dean's best mate Liam, who made it his sole mission in life to ruin his friend's "wedding" by attempting to reveal Tracey's "big secret".
(Spoiler, the big secret is that Tracey is actually a mum. May we remind Liam that it's 2018 and single mums have been ruling reality TV for years?)
“No one could make Dean look good after that chauvinistic promo”
Liam: “hold my beer” #MAFS
— TBC (@amonghornets) January 29, 2018
— Bianca Bae (✿◠‿◠) ???? (@BiancaNeveXO) January 29, 2018
Despite all the chauvinistic drama, in an interview with A Current Affair, Dean maintains he's not actually "too picky" and blames his personality on past relationship problems.
"There were some trust issues in the last couple of relationships I was in," he said.
"I found out my ex was not being as honest with me as she probably could have been."
Guess we'll just have to wait and see what's in store for Dean and Tracey, but we're assuming it's not going to end well.
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