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nowiknow23
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Shutup  Posted: 1:05 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

Has anyone seen this train wreck on Bravo?


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She11ybeanz
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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

Its on Bravo?? When and what time!! I need a crash course on understanding the opposite sex!


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Charity411
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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

OMG! I just saw it for the first time today. What a nightmare of a show. I only saw it for 15 minutes or so, and what I saw was guys shopping for girls on line. And then it showed each of the two guys on dates with these girls. It sort of reminded me of shopping for steaks at a meat market and then not being sure the quality is good enough when you get them home.

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:33 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

I feel like the show owes an apology to every woman these guys talked about on the show.

And they owe an equally big apology to every American male who's not on the show but will be judged as if they are just like the shallow jerks that are.

Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.


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Default  Posted: 1:35 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

And they owe an equally big apology to every American male who's not on the show but will be judged as if they are just like the shallow jerks that are.


Amen to that.


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She11ybeanz
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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

EEKS...yeah...I don't want to watch this now. In fact....its probably best that I don't... and it may make me paranoid every time I go on a date....


"Sometimes your knight in shining armor ...is just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 2:20 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

Let's see - there was the 30-something playboy who called women his age "old ladies" and explained that he likes to find the young girls who are fresh because they can be molded like clay.

Picking up a date for the first time, he stayed in his car and honked the horn until she came out because, and I'm only slightly paraphrasing, going to the door would make him look eager, and dude doesn't play that way. Here's the kicker - THE WOMAN ACTUALLY CAME OUT TO HIS CAR AND WENT ON THE DATE!?! Honey, no!

I tried to count the red flags on this guy, but I just couldn't keep up.


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

Sounds like a good comedy!


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Charity411
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Default  Posted: 2:40 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

It is kind of funny in a creepy sort of way. The girls are just as odd. When one of these two guys I saw invited this girl over to his house for dinner, she showed up looking like a cheap hooker. Her boobs were practically exploding out of her tight plunging top and her micro mini skirt was so tight she had to hoist it up in back to sit on the kitchen stool. And then she has the nerve to tell him to look at her eyes when he's telling her how great she looks instead of looking at her boobs.

And I read that on another episode a guy actually says women pass their expiration date at age 31.


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She11ybeanz
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Shutup  Posted: 2:52 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

And I read that on another episode a guy actually says women pass their expiration date at age 31.

OH HELLLLL NO!!!!! (says the 34 year old!!!) JERKS! I think I look damn good for my age AND I have a child! They couldn't get a date with me if they wanted to and if he honked the horn at me, the only thing that would be coming out the front door might be a flying toaster!!!!


"Sometimes your knight in shining armor ...is just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

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ProbableIceCream
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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

Unfortunately online dating IS usually a meat market.


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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

This show is a horrible yet funny train wreck!

I've watched two episodes and it's over the top ridiculous. Surely the producers are setting these dates up because NO WAY. They are obviously not matches from the beginning.

It's funny to watch, but would scare the pants off of me if I were to actually experience a guy like these from online dating!

I only dated one and he's normal. I'm thinking I got reaaaallly lucky.


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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, March 20th (Thursday)

I've always maintained that OLD is easier because the weirdos make it easy to weed them out. You meet that same weirdo in the supermarket or a bar and it could take you months to see the weirdness for what it us, because people are alarmingly straightforward online for some reason.


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Default  Posted: 6:35 AM, March 21st (Friday)

It was on last night, and I had to watch a little.

It was the cliches we've all talked about. One young guy was a total jerk. Literally travels to different states and messages every "worthy" woman to try and set up as many dates as he can when he arrives. Stacking dates back to back and ditching the unattractive ones for the prettier ones. He looked for party girls to have fun with.

The other man seemed a tad better. It was funny to hear his friends tell him to just "look for a nice girl. Stop going after the party girls."

Same cliches for women too.

One woman stated she was 36, huge fake breasts, trying to just get laid, and then told the camera she was 50…but didn't feel 50 and had 6 kids…but if men knew that, they would get scared off. So, she didn't tell them.

Most of the women were attractive and dressed like prostitutes.

The men commented over and over, "At least she looks like her photos…"

The only redeeming thing I saw was that the 2nd guy did go on a date with a "nice midwestern girl" and it was a good date and he commented on what a good date it was.

Overall…it felt very scripted and fake. Full of every cliche you hear about OLD. I don't think it will garner any new business for OLD sites, it made it look pretty bad...


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