Updated May 12, The things people do to find romance. Honestly, it makes you wonder about humanity. It's no trivial pursuit, obviously. Some people go to bars and nightclubs and hope to get lucky, in the literal and figurative sense. These days, one gathers, half of humanity is online, trawling for a mate or a date.
But, wait, that's not all. The program also shows us women who are, in the matter of men, complete imbeciles. Seriously now — this is disturbing stuff. The program focuses on two guys whom we observe seeking women online and then going on dates. There is Alex, a year-old car salesman who's very forthright about his aims. And there is Marcus, 36 years old and divorced. He too is forthright — he wants to meet his next wife and his concern is, "Did love forget about me?
His approach is bluntly aimed at scoring sexual conquests and he thinks he's shrewd about it. So we see him scroll through a dating website and examine profiles of women. She probably has self-esteem issues. I like that," he declares. His modus operandi is to find women who are insecure. That makes them easier to manipulate and easier to sleep with. Alex reckons he's got it all figured out.
And, on a date he will do several a day if he can , he doesn't wait long before talking about sex. We see him on one first date and he waits just minutes before attempting to accurately describe the glory of his penis. Switching tactics he announces, "I have a dog's tongue.
I will rock your world. Later Alex meets another woman, an Australian who is described as a psychologist.
They arrange to meet up and have ice cream. Alex gets no further than boasting about his job. The woman later tells the camera, "In my professional opinion, Alex is a wanker. He's completely confident there's a conquest in the next date.
Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement With Marcus, we are meant to see the more mature, serious man. He seems thoughtful, has a good job in the art world and talks only about finding love. She seems a bit scattered and Marcus is put off. The clincher is a story she tells him about online dating.
She regales him with the tale of waking up in a date's house and discovering that he's a pimp. She awoke to find several strippers rehearsing their routine. Marcus figures the woman is either dim or weird. But he doesn't have the courage to tell her they won't meet again.
In fact he tells her that she can reveal her age — not revealed in her online profile — on their next date. And that's not all.
I'm only telling you the half of it here. It interests me that since the program aired in the United States there has been reaction from women viewers and reviewers. Many think Marcus is creepy. They see him as "douchey" for his judgments of women. Alex they find merely pathetic or amusing. Me, I've already decided — "Eww! Story continues below advertisement.