Our bachelorette is the 26-year-old, funny, outspoken Mbali Mhlongo from Soweto. Mbali is a chef by profession and is specifically looking for a butch lover with ambition.
A sip of beer to start the day
Before heading out for every date, Mbali takes a sip of beer to shake off the nerves and boost her confidence a bit. She is upfront about her love for beer and that got viewers very excited.
She likes them butch
For the first date, Mbali has dinner with Zenkosi’s friends. Unfortunately, first impressions are everything and Zenkosi’s friends do not think Mbali is right for their friend.
They thought Mbali came across as someone who might be overly confident or just too different from Zen. They were very welcoming and asked relevant questions but they knew it was unlikely that the two would become an item.
Upon finding out that Zen is feminine, Mbali lost interest immediately. ”I like them butch,” she said.
Mbali then threw a curveball by asking the friends if Zen gives her girlfriends an allowance, to which Zen replied, ”I’m Xhosa, I don’t give money in the hand. I’d rather buy you something.”
Apart from the money question, Zen’s friends enjoyed Mbali’s company and thought she was funny.
That awkward allergy question
Date number two didn’t go as planned. Several things made this second date so awkward.
Although Thabitha’s friends were welcoming, several of their comments were just unnecessary.
While having dessert, Mbali asks if there are peanuts in the dessert as she is allergic to nuts. One of the friends then asks if Zulu people have allergies.
Mbali wasn’t pleased with the question but decided to let it slide by saying, yes, Zulus do have allergies.
Khanya and Mbali do not align
The third family represented 24-year-old Khanya, who wants someone who will align with her brand and will understand the work she does as an influencer.
Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for her to realise that Mbali isn’t her type.
“She’s alright, but not for me. She ain’t my type,” said Khanya.
Mbali also felt like she and Khanya would not work out because Khanya was too young for her – Mbali would prefer someone over the age of 30.
Khanya said Mbali “belongs to the streets” and feels some type of way about it because she is into Braam girls. What does that even mean?
In the end, Mbali chooses Thabitha, and, of course, the date was very awkward. Thabitha is the opposite of what Mbali wants in a lover.
In the beginning, Mbali said she wanted to date someone confident, chubby, dark and taller than her.
Besides being butch and dark, Thabitha is short, petite and timid. Although she is sweet, she is way too sweet for the vibrant Mbali.
Thabitha summed it up by saying she’s cool with just being friends with Mbali.
A second date is definitely not happening here.