Bravo is taking a momentary break from Real Housewives of All The Cities to examine the “the world of cyber courtships from the male perspective.” Because if there is one thing we all want from television, it is the riveting drama of watching dudes message ladies over the Internet.
According to EW, Online Dating Rituals of the American Male will “pull back the curtain on the culture of online dating by following Internet romances from the earliest stages of browsing and communicating to the anxiety-inducing dates with potential matches.” Viewers at home will, for the first time, have access to the agony and the ecstasy of “OkCupid, Tinder, and the rest of the usual suspects,” access they could gain in no other way. Every week, the show will follow “two men from across the spectrum as they explore the various stages and scenarios” of finding love online. Based on the preview, those steps are evaluating hotness, being disappointed by lack of hotness, and taking work-out selfies. Also, drinking champagne in the back of limousines, because above all else, this is a Bravo dating show.
Though ODRAM does not premier until March, the preview offers a taste of the incisive social commentary to come. For example, one tanned man likes online dating because “it can happen in the boardroom, it can happen when you’re at home in the bathroom.” Another tanned man compares the experience to “putting your hand into a mystery bag.” A third and similarly tanned man helpfully opines that a brunette cannot be above “an eight.” In other words, March 9th, 10pm, mark your calendars.
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