Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A perfect match

I watched this new reality show on Bravo last night. I know…me watching reality TV. is a big shocker. Most dating shows are filled with people more interested in their 15 minutes than actually finding love and that’s all well and good because you probably have a better chance at winning the lotto then finding your perfect match on these shows. Trista and Ryan seem to be doing ok, but that’s about it. At the end of the day it makes for good entertainment so I don’t complain. However, millionaire matchmaker is slightly different because it’s the filming of an actual business—a striving, successful, extremely exclusive business where supposedly there is actual connections being made, love being found, and marriages proposals taking place. In theory, I am not against matchmaking as a way to meet your potential partner. I have to imagine that you have to have better odds than hitting the club on the prowl. At the very least you have two people who are both searching for the same thing—a connection—and hopefully they are finding matches with people who have marked similar boxes on the proverbial checklist. At the beginning of this race we are at least starting on the same course…that’s a good start.

But this show isn’t just called matchmaker. They didn’t search the profiles of e-harmony in hopes of finding extremely compelling people to film and document the love stories of the average Joes. This is about millionaires looking for love with the help of a middle (wo)man because their attempts at waving around their black American Express in the middle of the mall have yet to turn up a successful candidate. I can see why people might roll their eyes with disapproval, but these people are finding exactly what they are looking for. It’s almost brilliant.

Men on this show will be the type of men who want to be liked for the size of their bank account first and foremost. Cool. If you feel that is your best asset and quality then you should maximize that and partner with those women who appreciate that to the fullest. They will look past your less than stellar looks, your uninteresting personality, your arrogant attitude, and your brash behavior. And they most definitely will possess some of these qualities because it’s what makes it necessary for them to knowingly use a service that finds women who know nothing about you besides the fact that you’re rich.

Don’t misunderstand me, I find nothing wrong with people finding wealth and affluence attractive. I do. I just couldn’t be interested in some shmuck that sells himself on that alone. Let’s not get it twisted, if you are well off and have a few other decent qualities, you shouldn’t have trouble finding dates. But with this formula I truly think people are being set up with their perfect match, and in that sense, it is a match made in heaven.

8 comments:

Marcus LANGFORD said...

I am gettin' tired of all the Rock and Flavors of Love and all that jive. I do watch Celebrity Apprentice because I am a big Donald Trump fan. I have seen commercials for this show [Millionaire Matchmaker] but have never really given it a try. I may have to check it out and see what's really good; I will see if I can stomach the content long enough to really be interested in watching it week after week.

Marcus LANGFORD

LW said...

Is it worth watching? If so, head on over to the Waggs pad and let's watch! I NEED something in the dating category to keep me entertained until DeAnna reappears on The Bachelorette this summer.

The Kavorka said...

I checked this show out just to see how these millionaires snare their "prey". Oh, how nice it must be not having to rely on "game" to pull a potential love interest. Money is the ultimate aphrodisiac and the folks who would have a problem with this show were obviously told that women like men with no money. This show is absolute proof that the females of our species can smell fresh currency from a mile away.......

Teej said...

Unlike someone I know Im not the biggest "reality" show fan I know but this one for reason might pique my interests....me must take a looksy for the time and airdate.

Liz said...

I caught an episode of this late last night with the horrible rock hair guy and the half French guy. I wanted to vomit when she goes to the half French guy's place and says to her assistant, "He can't live here. Millionaires don't live here. He lives in the Pasadena ghetto!

Someone shoot me now.

Jewells said...

I'll have to check this show out. I do like Confessions of a Matchmaker, so other than the money factor, they might be pretty similar.

Lol @ Liz.

Brianna said...

Liz...that's what I was thinking! I was like somebody please take this woman to the actual ghetto so she can know what she's talking about!

The Cajun Boy said...

i love you.