We need to talk about the name on everyone’s lips.
Jono. Goddamn. Pitman.
He’s the guy whose first response to seeing his experimental wife was “Wow, not what I ordered”.
He’s the guy who explained that he really would have preferred a petite brunette than a curvy blonde.
He’s the guy who told a 32-year-old woman that kids or not, you should find time to work out everyday and there is never an excuse to put on weight.
He’s the guy who lost his temper on a canoe, at an Ikea lounge, and in a restaurant (despite the presence of lots of cheese) all in the space of a week.
Yes – Jono Pitman is the guy every girl dreams.
That's how I dream a man will look at me one day...Image via Channel 9.
Who hasn't said the words; "Oh, if only I could find a man who swears every time someone cuts him off at an intersection, before turning purple and then not speaking for the next two hours. If only..."
Oh wait. No one has ever said those words. Because losing your temper behind the wheel is something you try to avoid for at least the first six months. Because - in case Pitman missed the memo - anger isn't really that sexy.
But despite wanting to throw my shoe/fork/dinner plate at the TV every time he popped up, I'm going to make a confession.
Canoeing is meant to be relaxing. Image via Channel 9.
I'm glad that Jono Pitman was on television.
In fact, I'll take it one step further and say that we need Jono Pitmans on television.
He is a walking bright red flag, waving in the wind.
For some of us, Jono was not a reality TV anomaly. He was uncomfortably familiar.