The Big D List
Episode 1: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor shares the secrets to dating in Dallas.
Looking for your cowboy (or cowgirl) in shining armor? Need to know how to wrangle a date in Dallas? Never fear, we've got you covered with our Dallas Dos and Don'ts recap. We're pulling together all the wisdom gleaned from watching our six Most Eligible singles navigate the dating scene in The Big D to give you all the guidance you'll need.
DO: Love dogs
What's the key to a Dallas girl's heart? Evidently the canine connection. Tara's got a passion for puppies and spends her free time rescuing dogs. In fact she's more concerned about dogs than people. She'll go to any lengths, including breaking and entering, just to help a dog in need. For people not so much: "I save dogs, I don't save people." It's safe to say she's probably more impressed by your pooch's pedigree than your flashy ride.
Even Courtney has a special place on her list (more on this later) for dogs. Any potential suitor should probably have a canine companion, preferably with a manly name like Butch or Duke. So before you go out and adopt a dog to help lure in the ladies, you may want to rethink the name Fluffy or Miss Pretty Paws.
DON'T: Break up with someone during the New Year's countdown
Because you never know when that person will end up on a TV show and share with the world that you did that. Ouch. You don't want to be the person known as the countdown breakup guy. You might as well have just broken up with her via a Post-It note.
DO: Have a list
And if you're going to make a list, it may as well be thorough. OK, maybe one shouldn't be quite so specific as Courtney (i.e. must have a globe in their office from their mentor), but still standards are a must.
DON'T: Become complacent about your body
I mean when Glenn's body can be critiqued…
DO: Have a sweet bachelor pad
A view that's a "panty-dropper," a button that allows you to order everything from a chicken Caesar salad to a facial – yep, Drew's apartment has it all. This way when you invite someone up, there is literally no way they can say no. For example:
"Do you want to come up for some coffee?"
"No thanks, I don't drink coffee."
"How about a massage and a facial?"
DON'T: Rock the gorilla juicehead look in Dallas
What works in Jersey definitely doesn't fly in Dallas. As Tara termed it, the "Guido von Dutchie" will only be met with universal revulsion, and not even just in Dallas, throughout the entire state of Texas. So be sure to trade in the tats and faux-hawks for polo shirts and cowboy boots before even trying to land a date in Dallas.
DO: Make the most of your time
Following Matt's philosophy, one shouldn't just schedule time to hang out with only one girl. Inefficient! As he astutely notes, "Why do one on one when you can do one on three? Why do one on three when you can do one on five? Why do one on five when you can grab a buddy and do two on fifteen?" Sounds like a Patti mixer to me, and who are we to question The Millionaire Matchmaker?
DON'T: Bring a pretty blond unannounced to a dinner with your girl friends
Even if you're "just friends," your girl friend may still not be super cool with you bringing around your other "friend," who also happens to be a very attractive single mother. Courtney definitely engaged in some marking of her territory with Matt (whether there are some romantic feelings fueling that, I guess we'll have to wait and see) leading to a very awkward meal. I don't even think Drew peeing on a pregnancy test could have salvaged that shipwreck.
Next week we'll be getting a lesson in the art of matchmaking thanks to Drew (and some insight as to what he's looking for in a guy).