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    S09.E06: Real Life and Real Wife

    I had to Google detailing. It seems like it is cleaning and vacuuming, steaming, polishing up the outside, etc. kind of stuff. I would think that is a sort of weekend type drop off thing like a car wash. He keep saying "starting this detailing business" rather than "opening up" so I agree: where is this going to take place, what experience does he have doing this and when is it getting started? He is just bankrolling this operation with his low level b-ball money or will he be doing the physical labor? I can't see that lasting very long: sweating to death all day doing manual labor and collecting a few bucks or hitting the road and earning enough to live out of a suitcase and stay unattached.
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    S09.E06: Real Life and Real Wife

    It was gross. It sounded like the put the mic next to his mouth as he was eating those nachos. He is just grossly unattractive in the clothing he chooses. I'm with those who say he's just enjoying all the crazy sex that he's getting. THIS-- a thousand times-- is what drives me up the wall. Who the hell are the women to think that okay, I'm with you now so you I get all of the accommodations and you need to bow to what I want. Worse are the men who kiss their ass and do this. That's not even close to starting on equal footing, that's keeping your true feelings locked away to keep her happy. The problem with that is the other person is not seeing the real you, so months later when you say, "The dogs can't be on the bed," or whatever your complaint is, becomes an issue because "you never complained about this before..." The women, desperate to have husbands, all try to be as accommodating as possible in the beginning so it would behoove the men to be themselves from the jump. I would never go on this show anyway but boy, if I did, I'd probably be skewered in this forum. I'm about 5'2", sporty, never wore make up and wear tee shirts and shorts to bed (lounge pants in winter) and it's just never been an issue for me. I don't have dirty hair or anything though!
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    S09.E06: Real Life and Real Wife

    I thought he said he was overly possessive or something and that was part of the toxicity that he went to therapy to deal with. If he had not been in a relationship since the toxic one, the Deonna will be a test for him if he's the jealous possessive type. Although she seems like a loner to me so at least at this point he has no one to be jealous about. He definitely does seem like he has it all together. Was this peek online? The show ran right into the next program without a "Next time on.... " clip.
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    S09.E06: Real Life and Real Wife

    Matt is so not into Amber. She needs to grow the eff up and stop talking about abandonment issues and using those to put pressure on her 10 day husband. It’s all about her expecting him to bow to her wishes. What about HIM? He lived out of a suitcase. Whether you think that’s right or wrong, that’s the way he lived. Just as it upset Amber that he didn’t want to share a bathroom with her, he has his own view and since he lived out of a suitcase, he’s not used to sharing. He wanted some space and there was space available. You have to give it time and not jump all over him about it. To all of a sudden be paired up with a clingy, wehavetodoeverythingtogetherallthetime is smothering. I loved my husband more than life itself. If we had a second bathroom and he said he’d use that, I would have thought, “Jackpot!” Deonna is coming around but these stupid voices that she puts on are very irritating. I didn't understand why she was telling Greg that the dog has issues around men when she spent the last 10 years working on herself and wasn't in any serious relationships. It sounded like a made up comment. I really like Greg. I think these two have a shot now though. Keith and Iris are boring to me. I thought condomgate was stupid. Hey Iris, he had a past before you. He was using protection. He was responsible. I thought she acted like an ass. This pulling people’s drawers open and scrutinizing their stuff is pretty off-putting to me. I know they’re married but still. Jamie and Elizabeth are going to clash in a huge way I think. I just have a feeling that she is going to drive him absolutely batshit. Just the look on his face when her dog jumped on the bed was had me laughing and when she gave the dog a glass of water.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    Depends on what you mean by private school. There are catholic and other religious schools in which teachers make very little pay but independent, private schools can pay more than public schools do. Some by a lot. I have a friend in NY with a masters who was looking to possibly hop over to the public school system from her private school teaching gig but saw that if she did, she'd take a large pay cut.
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Chiming in to say that this 50-ish NYC street smart gal never heard of Chore Boy in a drug use context. I only know it as something like Brillo. Could one of you regular watchers, please send me a PM? I have a question about a recent episode. Thanks!
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    I agree with you that that situation could have been avoided but couples have conflicts and if that is the type of attitude he takes now-- especially when he's supposed to be in the over the moon phase-- Elizabeth is in for a rough ride.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    Matt definitely lost me when Amber, teary eyed and somber said in the selfie cam that he told her he was was pissed and said she humiliated him about money and then he played it all cool like it never happened when they were on camera.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    That last line up there made me think of Flo and Jamie, "Sprinkles are for winners."
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    I think that there's a healthy distance that can be had by the spouses in order to learn about each other. The criticism that I levy against these people is because some of them are just so over the top, like Amber. The overly affectionate, lovey dovey stuff with someone you met a few days ago reeks of desperation to have a warm body. It's like she doesn't even know this guy yet but he's everything she ever wanted. She says this about a stranger. Deonna is right to be hesitant but her delivery sucks. She talks down to Greg and comes across as "I know better than you" kind of way. Again, not the way to start out on equal footing. That she didn't flip out (her words or something similar) to hearing that Greg had a previous fiance that he lived with, to me, is not worthy of praise. The fact that she had to talk herself out of flipping out is what speaks volumes to me. She seems to have a better time in a group than one on one with Greg. I guess the show would be boring if we didn't have over the top stuff. I would have to say that Keith and Iris, even though I'm not a fan of hers and just don't see the "gorgeous couple" that others see (I'm just too skeptical since he was recruited), seem be on the best path of getting to know one another without the over the top behavior of some of the others.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    I thought it had something to do with Amber being "sporty" and athletic. Maybe they thought if she could talk sports with him, it would be an immediate connection of some kind.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    Born, raised and still here in NYC so I totally get the perceived arrogance thing. There is just something so empty and wooden about him, like a stick in the mud, no genuine smile or joy. Everything feels transactional. It's like he never learned how to have fun or something. I agree with you that something is a definitely a bit off there.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    I was raising my eyebrows to the point that I thought they'd jump off my face and onto the ceiling when she was telling a guy she met a few days ago that she would feel abandoned if he left or whatever it was that she said. Give me a break. Comparing a relationship that's a couple of days old with her relationship with her mother? After a few days she's so dependent on this guy that she'd be a basket case if he left? Bleh. I am not wild about Matt but would not blame him if he walked away from this. It's too heavy right now. She is like AJ but without the hyper. All in on day one to the point of smothering. AJ got a desperate fool that would pay any price to have a husband but Matt seems to not be in that camp. He has a confidence about him that borders on arrogance to me. That may serve him well in business but I don't see it working out so well when he brings that detached attitude into a relationship and tries to apply business principles to romance and settling disputes. I don't know if this will make sense but he reminds me of a person that I'd be embarrassed to watch dance. There's no warmth or compassion there. It's like it's all business. I know they got over it but the "I'm not a mind reader," attitude that he had just showed a serious lack of empathy or something. It wasn't like, "Oh, I'm sorry everything got messed up," it was "Why should I care?" and comments like that. The tone he used would make me crazy. Not a fan of Elizabeth but my face would have looked just like hers if someone took that attitude with me. I think he's happy to have someone giving him what he wants on the regular but I just don't see their personalities clicking at all. Whether or not she was truly seasick, telling her she was "so dramatic" was such a dirtbag thing to say. It was like he was embarrassed that she was sick. It was such a huge difference the way Matt treated Amber and Jamie treated Elizabeth during those scenes. I think Jamie would also be embarrassed by Elizabeth's "quirky personality" around his friends or business associates. He seems like the type that was too lazy to go out and put in the effort to land a relationship so he had a wife delivered.
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    S09.E05: Paradise Lost?

    I’m watching this a day late because I have no idea what shows are on on what day and time anymore… And now I have Marrying Millions to add to the mix. Not sure about anyone else, but if my stranger, five day old husband lost his wedding ring by accidentally dropping it on the beach, I wouldn’t take an attitude about it like Iris did. Her “freaking out” was ridiculous and unhelpful. Help him look for it. It’s not like he wanted to drop it and possibly lose it. Elizabeth saying “Fuck you, Jamie,” reminded me of a friend of mine who was relaying a story about her husband. She had planned a surprise party for him finishing his degree in his 40s and when they go to the restaurant, he noticed his sister’s car was right outside and his other sister’s van right next to it. He looked at his wife and said, “You’re an asshole,” and laughed. I have to say that I was startled to hear that. I know all relationships are different but I would never, ever say that to my husband even in a joking way and he would never say that to me. Not judging on anyone. It was just so jarring. I felt for Jamie when she said that to him but another part of me understands why Elizabeth was so furious. Imagine truly feeling completely nauseated and stressed and your husband saying to you— in front of a group of others— “You’re so dramatic.” Not smart, Jamie. If we took a shot every time Amber said “husband,” we’d all be passed out less than 30 minutes into the show. He looks completely disinterested in her. If he was in love with her, he would not be having any conversations about possibly signing another contract to play b-ball in another country. His comments sound like things he rehearsed and memorized or something. I have a problem with Amber telling Matt that she makes enough to take care of a family so he won’t have to leave. If he loved her, he would take a local job or a course or something in order to stay with her. Did she turn over her paycheck to her previous boyfriend to keep him too? Color me confused. Amber’s selfie cam video said that Matt told her that she humiliated him about the money and made it sound like he was broke. He said nothing remotely close to that on the camera when they were talking. I think there’s a lot of Matt we don’t see. I get sort of an angry vibe there. Maybe he’s internally angry because he never hit it big in sports and has the added stress of whatever is going on in his family. I don’t know but their whole encounter was just weird to me. I’m not seeing the problem with Greg having been engaged and living with someone before. Not everyone swears off dating for their entire 20s because their high school relationship didn’t work out. I don’t understand Deonna using the word “hurt” to describe how she feels about him having had a fiance before. I was more concerned that Greg said he had “control issues” and a toxic relationship that required therapy. Should be interesting to see how this progresses as it seems Deonna’s walls are beginning to crumble.
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    S01.E07 Broken Promises

    I have to say that I have little to no interest in the lady going to Qatar. The heavyset, bleach blonde, old white lady with a trucker mouth meeting a 20-something guy in some far off place is getting old now. Paul running. Enough said. OMG I can’t take the neurotic chick with the wild child. That kid sitting on the counter and touching all the food just grossed me out. “She has manners.” Um, no. His parents must be experiencing such culture shock here. I loved his parents questions, “Is it supposed to look like that?” about the eggs. Raw bacon? LOL The way she was whining, “I wanted to cook it,” like a baby drove me up the wall. Even in the TH she sounded like she was ready to have a meltdown. This poor dude needs to head for the hills. She was acting like making breakfast was going to impress these people and make them say how wonderful she is. Had she aced the cooking, they would have eaten it and probably said it was good with straight faces. Seems she wanted a parade and confetti from these people. Good luck with that. The idiot that went to South Africa has such a terrific kid. Did she expect a bachelor party to be a book club meeting?
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