Extreme dating contestant
According to Perl-Raver, producers and editors created narratives and clichés based on exaggerated actions or parts of their personality.
Adam is currently taking Journalism at St Thomas University in Fredericton NB (Canada).No dude ever crosses the bar because a girl looks funny or smart." on CW, which pits one unstable couple against all their obstacles en route to the altar – in one week's time.I also asked Perl-Raver if she would date on reality TV again."Oh, hell no," says Perl-Raver.It costs a great deal less to produce an hour of reality than an hour of primetime drama.My fear is that (reality TV) will become more participatory with the audience," she says.In her blog, she writes "A large part of me feels like they edited out some of the best stuff to make the storylines clichéd enough to entertain without illumination" – a perfect metaphor for her dark dating experience.In the episode, Sasha and contestants Jennifer and Megan all select the same man – athletic trainer Chris – to share a final date and reveal each other in the light.I wanted to make him stop," she says."Everybody had to be boiled down to the minutiae of what people best fit into," says Perl-Raver."They didn't talk about any of the nuances in their personality.""I had to ask myself, is that the person I really am or is that just how they're portraying me? Chris eventually hoped Jennifer, who was portrayed as a fit, athletic girl, would ‘join him on the balcony' – the contestants' way to signal a mutual match – but all three women chose to leave the house without meeting Chris. Sasha says none of the women were attracted to him, but the episode made it look like they had tough decisions to make and plenty of confrontation to deal with."It really bothered me that they made it seem like the girls were against each other,' says Perl-Raver. We laughed so hard that the producers yelled at us for having too much fun."Perl-Raver also commented on how tried to manufacture emotional and physical conditions to heighten to the probability of dramatic moments and entertaining television."It's psychological warfare when you're doing a reality show," she adds.She's writing a book on dating and wanted to put herself in as many situations as possible, including reality TV, speed dating and more traditional ways of finding that special someone.She wasn't the only contestant with another agenda."Everyone had ulterior motives," says Perl-Raver.