On Sunday night, Date My Family aired what they have described as “The Mpumalanga Edition”, as we met 23-year-old Precious from The Place of the Rising Sun.
She’s a student and describes herself as a “cool girl” and she’s looking for someone who is kind, not too short, not too light (*cough*) and doesn’t have too many children. Let’s take a look at the men who were out to win her heart.
Earl and his baby mamas
Earl was represented by his brother and a friend-slash-business associate, who prepared chow mein, spring rolls and ice cream for dessert.
The 33-year-old bachelor from Nelspruit is a tech entrepreneur and according to him he wants someone whose skin is a bit lighter than his (is this the complexion edition or what?). She must be tall with a nice curvy body.
Things began well: Earl was very impressed when Precious walked in for the first time although his friend didn’t think she would be his type and might be a bit young. Precious met the family, and after small talk, they began asking the serious questions. She revealed that she’s looking for love and someone to treat her like a queen. Things got intriguing when they found out about the 10-year age gap but she loved hearing that he was an entrepreneur. She was already ready to spend her life with him!
When she asked why Earl was single, we learned that he has three kids and different baby mamas – but Precious does not want baby-mama drama!
All in all, it went well and Earl rated his chances.
Innocent might be too pretty
Innocent was represented by his two friends who prepared a dish of spicy rice, chicken and ice cream for dessert.
Inno is a model, an actor and a self-confessed pretty boy who just wants someone who believes in him. He wants a smart girl who is natural and won’t cheat on him. When Precious walked in, the first impression appeared to fit the bill as he was taken away by her beauty. His friends agreed – they couldn’t take their eyes off her!
As they got to know each other we discovered that she was skeptical about his modelling career as she doesn’t want someone who is surrounded by a lot of hot women all the time – something Inno’s friends warned her about.
When she found out Inno was also 23 years old, she confessed that she wants someone with some direction in their life, which led to an interesting conversation about a man’s role in taking care of his woman. She believes a man must provide an allowance, even if he earns significantly less, and behind the scenes, she revealed she had some doubts about him.
We also got to discuss flirting and cheating. This is where we learned that Precious’s ex cheated on her with another guy; he was bisexual and didn’t tell her!
The date went quite well, but you could tell there were reservations on both sides.
Sipho didn’t catch Precious’s joke
Last but not least we met Sipho, who was represented by his cousin and little brother. The family served steak and fries for lunch, malva pudding and custard for dessert.
The Mpumalanga native is doing well in the hospitality space and even has his own BnB. He describes himself as introverted, but loves travelling. He claims that girls typically like “bad boys” which is the reason his last fling ended but now he wants someone with a nice body, not too tall and not too many children.
Precious arrived on the scene and before things were underway, Sipho had already reached his own conclusions. He saw the tattoo and the gold tooth and immediately declared “She likes things, there’s no other explanation!”.
His cousins represented him well, describing him as “not too much” and revealing that he is 28 years old, an age gap they think is okay. Things got awkward when the food arrived and Precious revealed she doesn’t eat red meat.
They asked if she wants looks or brains and she claimed it was tricky. She prefers both if possible. When the topic of children came up, she joked that she had three but nobody picked up on that. The date went well but ended on that awkward note.
It’s decision time!
When it was time to choose her next bae, we were sad for Innocent as he got a bottle of wine but no date. He claims he missed out on a Precious girl. She says she found him handsome but claims he was misrepresented.
Next to lose out was… Sipho. Poor guy, but it didn’t look extremely promising … meaning Earl got himself a Precious girl! He was so happy when she came back for him, although let’s not lie – she was second-guessing her decision at first. She even wondered out loud if she could have changed her choice, and was also wondering why on earth he was wearing a full blue suit!
The two sat down for dinner and when Earl asked if she was happy with her choice, it took a long time for her to answer before she reluctantly said “Yes”.
They both believed that they could make a semi-long distance relationship work but things became interesting when Earl told us about his kids, aged 12, four and… six months! We found out that he left his most recent baby mama while she was pregnant – something Precious saw as a red flag!
Regardless, he earned himself a second date with a kiss on the cheek. As long as he doesn’t wear that awkward blue suit again!
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