A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Perpetuates the idea that people's flaws can and should be fixed in order to attract a mate. Some gender-role stereotypes -- men love electronics, women are maneaters who only want to talk about having kids, etc.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Addresses the fact that many adults have sex while dating. References to spending the night with a date, not taking someone home on the first date, making a bedroom "man friendly," etc.
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Talk about body parts includes terms like "booty."
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Products & Purchases
Lots of scenes take place on the street, so billboards and ads sometimes appear in the background. The show is clearly a promotional device for Titus' company.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking with dinner.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this dating show deals with adults' relationship issues, from low self-esteem to communication problems. The series addresses the fact that many adults have sex while dating -- one part of the show involves a bedroom makeover. Like most dating shows, it focuses on the premise that people's flaws -- both physical and psychological -- need to be hidden or disguised in order to attract a mate.
Is It Any Good?
While his clients prepare to make their F.V.I. (First Visual Impression), Titus interacts with his business partner/wife Tamsen Fadel in awkwardly staged encounters. In one episode, for example, Fadel playfully nags him to complete thank-you cards, and he just as playfully procrastinates. It's meant to show that Titus really knows how relationships work, but it feels silly and out of context plopped into the middle of the dating content.
Plus, expert or no, Titus is hard to take seriously. He's groomed to the teeth -- bronzed skin, glossy hair, pressed shirts -- and his over-eager attitude (oops, "Matt-i-tude") is, frankly, a real turn-off. Teens won't get any really useful relationship advice here, but there's nothing potentially damaging either. The worst that Titus does is perpetuate banal stereotypes about men (they like technology) and women (calling one a "maneater").
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