Come Date With Me is the dating version of the successful UK and Australian reality competition program, Come Dine with Me and features six groups of hopeful singles with each group appearing for five episodes.
The Come Date With Me week begins with one ‘feature’ girl who has been matched to five single guys. They are all invited to her home for a dinner party, and she meets them for the first time at her front door. At the end of this first night she must eliminate one of her bachelors from the competition. For the rest of the week, the remaining four guys take it in turns to host a dinner party in the evening, taking the ‘feature’ girl out on a date during the day. She scores the dates and the dinner parties out of 10 but keeps the scores to herself. At the end of the week the ‘feature’ announces the winner, who receives $1,000 cash to take her on a luxury date.
Across the series, we see three girls and three guys become the ‘feature’, each being chased by five members of the opposite sex. Although the participants are all serious about finding a partner, it’s meant to be a fun process. The ‘matches’ are naturally competitive with each other in a good-humoured way, and sabotage at a rivals dinner party table is encouraged. Some take it more seriously than others!
The Come Date With Me narration style is cheeky and irreverent, but serious dating and relationships issues are discussed as the groups gets more comfortable with each other across the week. What the ‘feature’ has to work out with all this dinner party chatter, and dating action, is who is he/she most compatible with and who is genuinely looking for romance. The ‘feature’ can change one of the scores at any time if she/he has a valid reason. This keeps the jeopardy across the week as to who will be chosen on the final night.
There’s no reason you can’t meet the ‘love of your life’ on a TV reality show!!