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). 

Achy Breaky Heart

Drew shares his struggle to get over Cody.

I want to get all the negative stuff out of the way first. I made some very big mistakes with Cody. I have thought about what I did wrong for a long time, and I have to live with the pain. I really screwed up with Cody. The pain hurt my heart for months. I really do love him. No matter what happens in life, I will always have a place in my heart for him. It seems like in my life every time I get into a relationship that might work out, it just falls apart.

After Cody broke my heart you all saw me cry. I have never cried over a man like that before ever in my life. I was hurting so badly after Cody left the restaurant. I didn't know what to do, but I was so grateful that Tara and Daylon were there for me. They rushed over to me at the last minute. Seriously, I don't know what I would do without them. During the next couple of hours I was a mess. Tara was a complete saint. She called everyday to check on me. She knew I was hurt and even made sure I was eating. For the next couple of months it was really hard for me to get back into dating. It really felt like an incredible mountain to climb. As for me trying to sell Daylon a car, what can I say, I'm workaholic. It's in my Ginsburg genes. I never stop working and it's actually very hard for me to go on a vacation. To truly relax I have to get far, far away from Dallas.

As for me, I can tell you now I'm feeling better. I saw Cody for the first time in September and I'm actually dating again.

Tara and Jody… I never thought a gas station would serve fine food. I still wonder if there was graffiti on the bathroom walls. That lovely dinner at Chez Pump and Go was nice touch.

I'm appalled at Jody! How dare any person deceive someone, especially my Tara. Shame on you for still being married. You told her you loved her and she loved you. What the hell? How could you not tell Tara you're still married? How dare you try to turn Tara into a mistress. Tara, I really feel for you. I actually thought he was good guy. But the silver lining is that his ugly side has been exposed.What can I say, the Matt and Courtney kiss has finally happened. Finally! It was interesting to see Matt put so much time and effort into this trip. In all honesty, when I'm traveling with a friend I don't put a lot of time into planning. I usually press a button. But I have to give Matt a lot of credit for putting this together. Matt showed his sweet side instead of his player side. He even got Courtney a room of her own. I only hope Matt treats Courtney with the respect she deserves.

On a final note, I hope you everyone enjoyed the first season of Most Eligible Dallas. I hope everyone has enjoyed the show. Remember to follow me on Twitter @drewginsburg and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drewkginsburg.