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Dating In The Dark – Not Sure If Any Of These Relationships Will last

The first episode of the Australian Dating In The Dark proved to be entertaining, especially because there were 19 year olds moaning about their lack of relationships. What were they expecting to meet their perfect match by 20?

Anyway there was Kahli 21 who worries that people think she is a bimbo, she is a promotions model, but she does go to Uni as well.

Raelene she does marketing and is 19 and hints she cannot sustain a relationship, and Ashley who is also 19 said guys didn’t like her because she is 6 foot.

The guys were JP who considers himself as a bit of a player by announcing he has slept with 50 women.  Hopefully the producers got him cleared of STD’s before he went on the show or there could be a law suit. He wants a supermodel. But I have to give it to him he did have the moves. He mentioned puppies hugging, spooning in bed watching movies and eating baked goods.

Jimmy seems like a cutie and a genuine thing, but slightly too earnest and made a strategic stuff up that cost him the girl.

Jesse was a goofy skater boy type who showed intellect wasn’t one of his qualities,  as he didn’t know what an orchestra is.

First the group date where all six of them are in the dark room with each other making banal conversation.

Clearly the producers gave the girls whoopee cushions to break the ice which was a tad weird, but the guys thought it was fine. Luckily each guy picked a different girl as their favourite.

The next step was to show an item that showed something about them. Cute Jimmy made a strategic mistake and sent in a bible, which made his favourite party girl Raelene lose her ardour.

Now it was time for the one on one dates.

Jesse invited Kahli, and he reckoned he can make any topic interesting giving an example of poo on the ground. But then just sat their in silence.

Jesse’s and Ashleigh’s date went better as they found they had some things in common. By the way I thought Jesse looked a bit weird when in the dark room.

Jimmy confessed he was half a virgin to Raelene. The other girls queried whether you could be, Raelene seriously nodded and said “you can be”.

The next step was another one-on-one date, however this time it was more hands on.

Kahli gave JP a massage and said “All the tension is in your shoulders which indicates you haven’t had sex in awhile”. At this stage she was still unaware of his 50 conquests.

Ashleigh played the cello to Jesse which he thought was “f**king awesome”, she then gave him  a quick tutorial.

The it was time for the all important reveal.

Kahli who moaned earlier about boys thinking she was a bimbo wore super slinky dress and did the the Pamela Anderson hair touch when the light was on her.

Jimmy thought Raelene was cute and she said he had the looks she liked but was still unsure about the religious aspect.

JP and Kahli the most superficial of the bunch started having doubts when they saw each other. However Kahli went out on the balcony and he did join her. JP thought he had grown as a person by going on the show. That would not have been hard for him.

Raelene predictably didn’t go to the balcony, another blow to Jimmy’s fragile self esteem, but he might feel better after watching the episode that it was not his looks that killed the deal.

Jesse and Ashleigh both met on the balcony and drove off into the sunset.

I would love to know if any of the couples are still together. Hopefully there will be a retrospective at the end of the series.

Oh and girls if you want to contact cute Jimmy he is on Twitter here.


1 par3182 { 12.05.10 at 9:41 pm }

it was jimmy who didn’t know what an orchestra was (ashleigh made a point of reminding him of that when the computer said they were the most compatible)

the episode might have been interesting if they hadn’t all paired up immediately after the initial meeting in the dark

(not that i watched this terrible show or anything….)

2 KC { 12.06.10 at 1:32 am }

I wish they didn’t use such young people…The American one had a bit more of a mix

3 Culinary Boner { 12.06.10 at 9:26 am }

the blokes on this show made the bimbettes from Beauty & the Geek look like a mensa chapter

4 angelina { 02.19.11 at 5:39 am }

jesse is soooo hot!! just sayin!

5 Fortunate son { 03.21.13 at 12:48 am }

Found this thought it was funny because I’m now dating Ashlee and sadly her and Jesse never made it