Episode 5: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor was just as enamored with Mark's accent as Courtney.
This week we learned many things, but if you read no further than this sentence, let me sum up the main points for you: Accents? Sexy! Soul patches? Not sexy!
For those seeking further Dallas dating wisdom, by all means, read on! You know you want to...
DO: Use chivalry to get out of a sticky situation
Jealousy is not a good color on Matt, as proved by him whisking Neill out of the DIFFA event and making multiple passive aggressive remarks about her "doing her thing" with Glenn. It looked like the only thing she was doing was getting her groove on (and who wouldn't in that intensely tasseled gown), but it seems like Neill learned the hard way never to play a player (especially with one of his buddies).
However, Matt managed to at least partially make up for his behavior by offering to drive Neill home, apologizing, and opening her door for her. Nothing like a little good old fashioned gentlemanly charm to get you out of the doghouse.
DON'T: Let your feelings "marinade"
Courtney felt completely blindsided by Drew's outburst, leaving her to lament all of Drew's unspoken feelings about her that he's let "marinade." In order to deal with Drew's (at this point) deeply flavored frustrations, Courtney proposes lunch, which ends peacefully enough. I think Tara's right, they're so similar that they'll either love each other or hate each other. Let's just hope next time the marinade isn't so bitter.
DO: Steal dogs if they're in dangerous situations
Yes, breaking and entering may be a felony. Yes, Tara and Drew very well could have gone to jail. But what judge after seeing the footage of that poor dog being freed from such a terrible situation could possibly find you guilty of anything other than being a wonderful person?
DO: Have an accent
I think Courtney may have pointed out the sexiness of Mark's South African accent roughly five hundred times. And honestly, I agree. I would have jumped on that bull too if Mark had asked me.
And is it just me or is South Africa full of sexy hunks? Exhibit A: Ross Cassidy of Million Dollar Decorators.
DON'T: Have a soul patch
DON'T: Make a "that's what she said" joke if you don't know how to do it properly
I love Glenn. I also love a good "that's what she said" joke. But clearly the two do not mix. I hate to break it to you, Glenn, but, "I like making big ones," does not lend itself to being followed by, "That's what she said." It really, really doesn't.
DO: Be mysterious
Matt seems to be falling under Neill's spell (which we're pretty sure we casts via her smile). The thing that's really piquing his interest about her? Mystery. Matt can't get enough of "unwrapping" her layers and finding little fun facts. Like how she used to hunt as a child and stored her cash in the mouth of her trophy animals. If that doesn't say sexy, I don't know what does.
And next week it looks like things are getting serious between Matt and Neill. Needless to say, Courtney is not exactly thrilled.