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‘The Singles Project’: Real-Time Dating Show Reveals ‘Everything But Sex’

Tue, August 12, 2014 6:41pm EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister 1 Comment
The Singles Project
Courtesy of Bravo

Get ready for another reality TV dating show…but we promise, this one is different. On ‘The Singles Project’, six singles date in real-time and get immediate reaction in real-life — from you! Viewers can comment (literally) on strangers love lives on social media, as cameras follow their every move!

As if dating wasn’t already awkward enough, The Singles Project throws six singles right into the action, as they go out in New York City to mingle. Young professionals Ericka, Lee, Tabasum, Kerry, Joey and Brian put their first dates on national TV so that we can follow their every move — well, almost. One cast member tells, you’ll see “everything…but sex!”

‘The Singles Project’: Daters Date In Real-Time On TV

Bravo’s brand new dating show The Singles Project throws six singles into the dating pool, as cameras follow each and every step almost in real-time.

The cast films just days before each episode airs so editing is not a factor — what you’re watching is raw, real dating. And you know how awkward that can be.

“The worst part of dating is getting to know someone,” cast member Ericka told EXCLUSIVELY at the series’ NYC premiere party at Benefit Cosmetics on August 7. “I have an aversion to strange men, and getting over the hump of being open. You have to do outrageous things to get out of your comfort zone.”

Well, it’s pretty outrageous to put your love life in front of millions of strangers, but Ericka tells us that it’s all worth it, in hopes of finding Mr. Right. “The best part is when you find someone you like.”

Meeting newbies isn’t the only out-of-comfort-zone part of The Singles Project — don’t forget about the fact that viewers are weighing in on the dates, basically, as their dating!

“You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time,” Tabasum tells about the social media reaction she’s anticipating. In reality, she’s not too concerned with mean tweets she may receive because she’s interested in watching her cast members’ dating stories, rather than her own on TV — in real life, she just wants to to focus on getting past the first date!

“First dates feel like a job interview. I hate first dates,” she admits. “When men get touchy too quickly, don’t touch me. If I like you, I’ll touch you first!”

So what’s her advice for avoiding those awkward first dates? “If I don’t like them, I want to go to a really loud Cabernet show,” she jokes!

The Singles Project premieres Tuesday, August 12 (10/9c) on Bravo.

HollywoodLifers, would you ever date in real-time on national TV? Let us know!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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