Have you watched Single Dad Seeking on TLC?
Pitch: We find single dads, with varying degrees of shared custody, and match them with single ladies (with no kids and younger, of course), then after they chat for a while online we will fly the women out to the meet the men (because the women will be from all over, including Canada) and live in the guys house for 3 weeks! All while filming the interactions. Let the chaos ensue!
Please binge watch all of this so we can talk about it! I’ll wait….. Really, you go watch and then come back…..
Why would these single dads think it would be a good idea to bring someone into their house with their kid there, and “date” that person on warp speed for three weeks? Are these dads looking for love, or just a house-wife?
Why could these dads not find women in their town, or at least in their state or region? Why were all the ladies kid-less? Its hard for a non-parent to understand the time commitment of kids and what a time suck they are. Why were all the ladies younger than the guys, in some cases SIGNIFICANTLY younger?
Why did the women sign up for this? What did they think they would get out of it? Are these ladies looking for fame while the dads are looking for love?
It is truly amazing to me that any of these people that signed up to do this genuinely thought that they would find love. It was obvious to the outsider watching that some of these guys didn’t know what they wanted.
One thing I took away from this – it is very important to figure your shit out before dating someone, and then figure out what you are doing in that relationship before introducing kids into the mix.
I haven’t watched a season of the Bachelor since I was in college. I’ve caught a show here or there since then. I’ve followed a bit, as one does pop culture items, in a random article here or there online or in a magazine.
Maybe now that I am single I should pay more attention. Maybe I would learn some insight into the weird ways men think? Maybe I should be on the Bachelor….. Too bad I wouldn’t have anyone to watch my kids. Also, I would probably never get chosen for the show. I’m too nice. Too normal. Not skinny enough or made up enough. Not fake enough.
I’m so glad that no one is filming me, my dating, and my life. I would be so bad at it. To have some of these “what do you want” or “what are you looking for” conversations is hard enough, adding the pressure of a camera does not sound like a good time. It sounds like the exact opposite! And to film all those “confessionals” with a producer asking leading questions for you to talk about what just happened? Nope. I would be absolute shit at being able to express myself in that way.