NBC has a new show on Tuesday night called Ready for Love. As part of a survey company I am part of called Smiley360 (It's awesome, you should check it out!), I accepted a mission to watch Ready for Love and share my thoughts. I was excited, because I was honestly planning to watch Ready for Love before I accepted the mission since I am a reality tv show junkie.
If you're not familiar with the show, it is produced by Eva Longoria and follows three juicy bachelors who get set up with women by three matchmakers. Each matchmaker initially picks four women for each bachelor, giving the bachelors a total of twelve ladies to start with. In the first round, the bachelors choose three women from each team by first impression introductions, but the guys cannot see the women in this round. I liked the first round a lot, because the men were not focused on physical features. They picked the women they liked by their personalities and humor rather than their dress size. After this round, each bachelor has a total of nine women (three from each matchmaker's team) he gets to date. One unlucky lady from each matchmaker's team is chosen to be in the bottom each show, and the bachelor has to choose which girl gets sent home.
I'm still not 100% sure on my opinion of this show. At first I was a little overwhelmed and confused at the layout and how the show worked, because the first episode only featured one of the bachelors. The second episode was a lot better, because I knew what to expect. I really like all the bachelors they have, and they all seem like real quality men who are genuinely looking for a spouse. The women are all beautiful, but I don't feel like a strong enough connection has been made yet for me to have any favorites. My only complaint about the show so far would be the dating coaches. I really like their honesty in teaching the ladies how they need to act to attract their dream guy, but at the same time I don't think a person should have to act a certain way to get someone to like them. I get the vibe that the matchmakers are strategically putting their best in the bottom three at the end of the episodes expecting that their lady will come out on top so they have better chances of having one of their women picked in the finale. It is almost like there is a mini reality competition between which matchmaker is the best at finding a match for the bachelors. The odd matchmaker rivalry is not enough for me to not watch the show though. Now that all three of the bachelors have been introduced, I am looking forward to seeing how their relationships with the women they have will grow. I am also looking forward to seeing more of Ben Patton's handsome face (swoon). He's my personal favorite. I can't say that I like Ready for Love better than The Bachelor (big fan- woot!), but I can say Ready for Love has a lot of potential for being a great show for NBC.
Ready for Love airs on NBC on Tuesdays at 9-11 ET/PT and is hosted by Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Have you watched the show? What do you think about it?
*I received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360