Teach me, TV. My mind is a sponge.
The appeal of these shows is two-fold: on one hand, I feel superior to the endless parade of clueless ding-dongs botching their dating life while at the same time, I enjoy the emotional payoff of watching strangers get their shit together and find love. It's engaging.
|Maybe she should date a salad?|
- to ask the dude lots of questions and pay attention to the answers
- to never talk about exes or politics on the first date
- to not drink too much when I'm out with a guy (two drink maximum!)
- to give guys a chance and not rush to judgement
These matchmaking shows--although they can be cartoonish and occasionally a little too invested in traditional gender roles for my personal taste--have at least given me a place to start. It's nice to have useful, sensible advice, that's all I'm saying.
What about you? Any lessons you've learned from watching dating shows? Have they made you a better dater? Tell me in the comments.