On Wednesday 13 November at 8PM tune into BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) and watch episode 5 of First Dates South Africa to witness a bunch of singles putting their best selves forwards in the hopes of finding their perfect match. Catch all the action as it unfold as each moment of their blind date is captured by discreetly placed cameras.
To meet the next batch of hopeful singles, who will make their way to the First Dates restaurant, and get a sense of how each of their dates will unfold, see below.
Mathematics teacher Jabu from Windsor East in Johannesburg uses music to teach his students about numbers! Will his charm and extroverted classroom antics impress his date Beulah? Living in Auckland Park, Beulah is a stage performer by profession, and commands the attention of her audience. She reveals that her name comes with its own set of pressure. It is Hebrew for marriage, and at 22-years old, the clock is ticking! Expect the drama to ooze from their date, as they step into character to impress one another.
24-year old sailor Keanen from Durbanville in Cape Town, is looking for a woman to step aboard and accept his life as a traveler. 21-year old copywriter Chloe from Sea Point, may just be his ideal match. She has her sea legs, and has worked on luxury yachts in the Med.She’s looking for the bad-boy type. Can Keanen win her heart with his body art?
Capetonian Fanie is an up and coming artist. He wants an erudite partner who speaks the same language as him. Risk analyst James from Diep River Cape Town, is taking a gamble on love. Maître d’ Batsile catches the eye of flirtatious James, and Fanie has to up his game to hold James’ attention. Never one to back down from a challenge, will Fanie have the chat to impress his wandering-eyed suitor?
42-year old mum of two Cara from Kenilworth, has been single for 15 years. Armed with a question box, in case the conversation runs dry, she is a super mom who wants someone to share her life with. Businessman Craig is in a similar position. He is a father of three who is recently divorced. They both understand balancing the pressures of parenthood and working life. Like Craig says, “if you don’t make time for yourself, life will pass you by.” Will they hit it off or will the conversation box send Craig running?
28-year old hair stylist Joshua from Linksfield Johannesburg wants someone to cuddle with in the winter. He is motivated and driven, and is looking for woman who shares these qualities. Mum of two Mandy-Lee has tried every angle of dating! Tall, short, foreign, muscles and even runners! But they all end up disappointing her. It’s time for a new strategy. Mandy-Lee lets her hair down and embraces her date with Josh. The tequilas flow and the innuendos start rolling off the tongue as Mandy-Lee and Josh put it all on the line to find love. Josh straps himself in for the ride of his life when Mandy teaches him a few dance steps!
Watch how other potential couples fare in the romance game in the First Dates SA restaurant, by tuning into BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Wednesdays at 8PM.
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