My husband ABHORS any type of reality show and being the COMPLETE POLAR opposites that we are, of course I am GAGA for them. I pour over their every detail, I get emotionally invested in their unreality and I speculate about their off camera lives. It’s true I live for these shows. My husband, not so much. So this week I try to unmask his complete disdain for the newest Bachelor Nick and his quest for love.
ME: So really honey why don’t you like this show?
The husband: It’s too fluffy, it’s an unreal situation that people think they can know a person in this situation. It’s a girly girl show.
ME: What do you mean by that?
The husband: That doesn’t need further explanation- you just know it when you see it. It’s not real life taking people to an island and going on a date is not real life. And why would I want to watch people on dates.
ME: But don’t you want to see people fall in love?
Husband: It doesnt interest me. Im sure it’s just women who are addicted to this-and I don’t have the same interests as young women. Trust me, men are not watching this show.
ME: But I like this show- don’t you want to have the same interests I have?
Husband: Why do I have to share your interests in a show that I don’t like- it’s like the Real Housewives. You like these kinds of shows I don’t like a reality/ dramedy. It’s very slow. These dates aren’t real life situations. It takes a long time to get to know someone. You need to see people in bad situations also- these are all island paradises.
ME: So marriage with me isn’t like living on an island paradise?
Husband: Real life has nothing to do with these dates.
ME: But we got engaged after four months.
Husband: We lived together for a year and a half after that before we got married so technically we could have backed out.
ME: What made you not back out?
Husband: I liked you, I liked our life together, you try .
HMM…so what can we glean from this blog post; my husband loves me because I try, to which I say, what am I the little freakin engine that could?! Reality shows are essentially for girly girls; real life doesn’t include a tropical island, after we got engaged he spent the next year and half with and I can back out of this if I need to safety net, apparently he’s seen me in ENOUGH bad situations to know that he can handle being married to me, and he STILL hates the Bachelor.