Cast Blog: #MOSTELIGIBLE

The Big D List

You Never Know...

Who Run the World

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

A Beautiful Gas Station Dinner

Achy Breaky Heart

Closer Than Ever

Finally!

The Rules According to Courtney

Ridin' Solo

Surface-Level Fun

A Fairy-Tale Romance

The Hooker Convention

It's All Happening

Timing is Key

Oh, Grace Kelly

A New Outlook

A Vocab Lesson

Not Sorry

Follow Your Heart

Boys Will Be Boys

Lip Lockin' and Talkin'

Accent Pieces

Operation Beaver Snatch

Dating Dilemma

Five Foot Fabulous

Honey, I'm Home!

Passions

Sakes Alive

In Character

For Whom the Belle Tolls

More Than Meets the Eye

Passions

Giving Back

The Pursuit of Happiness

Poolside

Let the Games Begin

Honest and Open

Rolling the Dice

Are You for Real?

Drewcifer

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…

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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."
"Tea?"
"I'll pass."
"How about a massage and a facial?"
"Umm, OK!"

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). 

A Beautiful Gas Station Dinner

Tara shares her thoughts on the dinner suprise and dishes on the Jody situation.

Well this is it! What a crazy, wonderful experience it's been. So many people from across the country have reached out to me with their rescue stories, and I couldn't be happier. That has truly been the highlight of Most Eligible Dallas for me. 

So here are my thoughts about this season's finale.

Ah, nothing spells romance like a beautiful gas station dinner, complete with the subtle mood lighting and constant buzzing noise from the neon Bud Light sign…ugh. After seeing my horrified expressions, you could probably guess that I'm not exactly accustomed to spending my Saturday nights in gas station.  Now, if we're "road-tripping" it, then I'm all in because I'd be in jeans and a baseball cap and dressed for the occasion…but not date night, come on!
Am I high maintenance?  Maybe a little, but I don't think I was out of line. I never would have imagined having a real date in the same place where I could fill up the tank and get a flat fixed.  Note to future boyfriends: please no surprises without telling me the proper dress code!

Now we can all let out a collective sigh…Matt and Courtney. Finally! All I can say is what took so long? I am so happy they finally took the first step toward a relationship. And how amazing was that kiss?  I have to admit, I may have done a little happy dance when I saw it. I love them both so much and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If you've read my blog, then you know that Drew has a special place in my heart, and when his heart breaks, so does mine. I love you, Drew, but sometimes I just want to slap you. What were you thinking? I saw how hurt Cody was at dinner. The next time you're in love, I am going to keep you on a tight leash! So this is how it ends, Jody and I are no longer together. I jumped in with my whole heart, but I wouldn't have done it any other way.  Lesson learned -- invest in a background check! But to Jody's credit, he has been separated for two years. So I am single again…anyone know any great guys? 
 
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