One was the woman who tripped and fell into the Bachelor upon meeting him. It was like a movie – quirky, embarrassing, and completely unscripted. This allowed her to be real, instead of performing some aeronautical themed tapdance. The next woman who had some integrity was the model who said that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to marry the Bachelor. Compared to the other women, it made her sound cold and calculating, but it was the only honest response I heard all night. “Yes, I’d like to get to know this man before I declare my unconditional love for him.” Who could argue with that? Finally, there was a woman who threw herself at The Bachelor in order to get a response…and upon doing so, realized that now she has to retreat back into making him chase after her. Everything else was a train-wreck free for all, with desperation writ large across the foreheads of the beautiful contestants.
Conveyor Belt of Love followed The Bachelor, and, as much as I wanted to turn off the TV to practice my guitar, I had to see what it was all about. Strangely, my wife and I found ourselves hooked. Men roll by on a conveyor belt, where 5 women dissect them in 60 seconds and declare whether they’re interested or not. This continues for 35 men until each of the 5 women end up with one guy to date. Then, the cameras follow them onto the dates, where it either works or it doesn’t work.
What I found equally compelling was witnessing what the women on the show were looking for.
The concept of the show is very much like – you guessed it – online dating…where dozens of men are competing for the attention of 5 attractive (but potentially loony) women. So we watch guys take up their 60 seconds on stage by doing a rap, or a dance, or a banjo solo, or telling a joke, or wearing a costume or saying a canned line… and we cringe, because THIS is the dating pool. Not the adorable, God-fearing, character over chemistry Bachelor. But freaks who have no idea why they’re single and will never learn. So yeah, if you want to get a sense of what online dating’s all about, check out this show.
What I found equally compelling was witnessing what the women on the show were looking for. There was the over-the-top Asian woman who hated everyone and everything, except for the guy who came out in a Speedo. There was the stunning Hispanic woman who seemed to have it all together, but kept trading up for hotter and hotter guys. There was the put-together family values woman who said all the right things about intelligence and character, but wanted to get married so badly that she’d scare any guy off. There was the busty nerd magnet who seemed to put a man’s interest in comic books above all else. There was the cheesy and ditzy blonde, who defied all expectations and chose the Chris Farley look alike.
(I know, you had to be there)
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