And in case you’re wondering, it is as awkward as you think it is.
During their first romantic encounter in the buff on the beach, the pair confess that they don’t know where to look but make a great effort to keep their eyes above neck level.
Call me crazy, but isn’t that playing upon racial stereotypes and fears? Logan Levkoff, spiritualist Greg Epstein, psychologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz” — were used to create “perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking.” And, of course, if the couples don’t wind up getting along, a divorce is available after a few weeks, so Catholics can debate how valid these “marriages” actually are.
Meanwhile, over on VHI is “Dating Naked,” airing Thursdays, that is also pretty much what it sounds like.
Stripping off, Joe admits: ‘I’m most worried about about getting a little excited, you know?
’ An excruciatingly awkward hug follows with Joe and Wee Wee going to great lengths not to brush bodily parts with one another, before getting down to some naked zorbing (where you roll around inside an inflatable giant ball). Both Joe and Wee Wee enjoy similar naked encounters with two other dates (naked body painting anyone?
But, yeah, I did not know that [profession] existed, I did not know what it was; that was the first time that I'd ever heard anything of that nature. I had a feeling the bush comment was going to come out, so … You're naked, you've got to make light of it a little bit.
At the end of three days, the two contestants must decide who they want to pursue a relationship with. Wearing shoes AND socks when you're otherwise nude.
We can all appreciate VH1 really "going there" with this premise, and certainly they've nailed the ABC vibe via mid-range outdoor furniture and talking-head cutaways.
I learned a lot from the show and I'm taking a lot away from it. One of the original reasons I went on the show was as a challenge to myself to overcome some of the body image issues that I had growing up. There's going to be some confusion about what it is that we're doing. A ceremony of love — of each other, of the divine feminine and the divine masculine. I want to talk about last night's episode: When you see Greg naked for the first time — on your first naked date — you seem nervous.
I'm a smaller woman and growing up I didn't have the "perfect body," and I know a lot of us struggle with this growing up. And I think that's exciting, because I think we're going to break some barriers. We're standing as two very strong, spiritual, individual people that are coming together as a representation of the balance and harmony that we need to have a little bit more of in this world. Initially I was nervous, and I think it's adorable to see myself going through this experience.