Another Sunday came and went, and with it, we witnessed another amazing episode of Date My Family. This week, we were introduced to Siphosethu from Thembisa, a 29-year-old creative and all-round good guy. After having been single for some time (don’t worry, there’s a whole chat about this coming up!), Siphosethu decided that now was the time to start dating, and he came onto #DMF looking for a queen to wear his crown.
According to Sipho, he’s looking for someone loving and charming who doesn’t drink alcohol. In his pursuit, he met with the families of Mandy, Precious and Patricia. Although sometimes we can instantly spot a favourite, this time round it looked like Siphosethu had a difficult choice on his hands!
How long should you be single for?
Before we get too deep into any of the dates, let’s talk about Siphosethu’s love life – which was a topic of conversation on social media during this episode! The 29-year-old admitted to having been single for over two-and-a-half years, and even hinted that he had not been, um, intimate at all during that time. Needless to say the streets had a field day with him as they questioned how a man could go for so long without dating.
As date after date questioned why he had been single for so long, Siphosethu admitted that he just hadn’t found the right person (which is obviously why he was on the show!)
Having said that, he really seemed like an alright guy and many neutrals were hoping he would be able to end his single streak when he walked away from this episode.
“The only alcohol I have in my system is…”
We’ve seen some peculiar bachelors on this show, and Siphosethu was far from the worst. But viewers seemed to be fascinated by two things: his long stretch as a single man, and his decision not to drink alcohol!
Social media was up in arms when they learned that Sipho did not drink. At all. Like, not even a sip. In fact, in his own words, the only alcohol that he consumed was in medication! He had his reasons for not wanting to pick up the bottle, and they kind of made sense as well.
It’s always amusing to see how the country reacts when someone declares that they just don’t drink. Could Sipho’s mind be changed by the woman he would end up choosing?
A tough choice … but the right decision?
In the end, Sipho had a tough decision on his hands. This week there were no moemishes or bad choices – all three of the ladies in question looked to have serious potential. In fact, Mandy made a strong start after we discovered that she was already an accountant and graduate by the age of 24!
In the end, Sipho chose Precious and it looked as if his decision was justified from the get-go. Dozens of loyal Date My Family viewers believed he had made the right call and the two looked great together from the outset.
We love seeing a date that goes well and we thought that Sipho and Precious would make it all the way – but it looks as if the alcohol was a deal breaker and they both agreed that there would be no second date.
After nearly three years as a single man, Siphosethu’s search for love looks set to continue.