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Based on the pilot episode, the behavior is not as eye-opening as it is eye-roll inducing.The quintessential creeper is Alex, a 29-year-old who “dates online because it makes getting laid a lot easier.” I’d like to say right here that if Alex didn’t flirt with sexual harassment on his dates (more on that), he would have won me over for his honesty and painful insecurity that manifest as boorishness.Though not completely, obviously, as Bravo still finds the practice unusual enough to devote an entire television series to it.On the plus side, there are men out there like year-old Marcus: See Alex in action this Sunday night at 10 p.On the other, there's 27-year-old Alex, best described by one of the women he goes out on a date with in the inaugural episode as "a wanker." Each week, the series features two men who supposedly represent various online dating styles, such as "the romantic" or "the hook-up hunter." In the lead-up to the series, Bravo has even launched a faux-anthropologic video series to define each of these kinds of daters, who on the show will run the gamut of age, race and sexual orientation.
But as Alex sneers at the girls he meets, and rejects them for not wanting to sleep with him on the first night -- even grabbing at them and generally acting like a predator -- the series (which aims to be lighthearted) takes on an uncomfortable pall. The "revelations" are not particularly groundbreaking: Men are looking at and attracted to breasts and butts. Further, though the show doesn't initially seem to reward or condemn anyone's behavior, things wrap up quickly and neatly in the first episode, with a chance at happiness for both men.
Davey's date had no problem dropping it low in the middle of a restaurant. The series, which seems unsure if it's browsing for a hookup or sincere about a deeper connection, is not quite the illuminating work it wants to be.
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Has Alex done even one thing to deserve this good fortune?
If this is a show that is supposed to illuminate the meaning of behavior, where's the lesson in consequence?
Alex is the bad guy, if we’re defining “bad” on a scale of what women would bring homes to their moms (which Bravo seems to presume we are).