April 09, 2013 08:07 PM by Megan Thompson
Eva Longoria, the executive producer, introduces us to the story behind Ready For Love. There are three bachelors looking for love; Ernesto, Ben and Tim. But unlike The Bachelor, there are three matchmakers to help them (and the contestants) along the way - Matt, Amber and Tracy. Think of the show as The Bachelor with a little bit of The Millionaire Matchmaker thrown in. The women compete for the men and the matchmakers compete to be able to claim they found the guys “the one.”
Giuliana and Bill introduce us to Tim Lopez, the rock star. He is the lead singer for The Plain White Ts, but he isn’t the typical rock star. This guy doesn’t like hooking up with groupies; he is a family guy who wants to settle down. Tim married his high school sweetheart, but she found his travelling to be too much for her. After years of trying to move on, he is finally ready to find the woman he will spend the rest of his life with.
Tonight, Tim will have to blindly narrow down the women that the matchmakers have chosen for him. He can ask questions, but will not be able to see any of the women. Amber, the matchmaker, gets to know Tim so that she can hand select the perfect match for him. “I have coached my women to make the best first impression,” Amber tells the cameras.
The first four women that Amber has chosen for Tim take the stage. From behind a wall, Tim asks the obvious question – why should I choose you? The ladies pour out their hearts, recite poetry, and even belt out some opera. Out of the four women, Tim can only choose three. He chooses Sara, Hailey and Siham to continue on this journey with him.
Matt is the next matchmaker who has four women to present to Tim. “I know the type of women that Tim has always wanted,” Matt says in his cute British accent. One girl, Leah, is a person from Tim’s past who admits that she is love with him! “I do love him and I’m ready to tell him,” Leah tells the cameras. The three girls introduce themselves, but then Leah is the final girl who he hears. Tim looks shocked to hear that his friend Leah is pouring her heart out to him. “That was really powerful, I have known Leah for years,” Tim tells Giuliana. There is no hesitation on Tim’s part, he wants Leah to continue with the competition.
The final matchmaker, Tracy, is ready to give Tim his soul mate. “I can guarantee that these guys find a wife on my team,” Tracy says with confidence. The four ladies take the stage to give reasons why they could be the perfect wife for Tim. There are toasts, more poetry and some laughs. But in the end, Tim chooses three girls and is ready to start his journey.
The show now fast-forwards to all of Tim’s women moving into a huge California mansion – sound familiar? The three matchmakers have a coaching session with their ladies to review dating tips. The next day the nine women go on their first group date with Tim. Tim is nervous, because he has never been on a date with nine girls before. The date involves a private show from The Plain White Ts and the ladies are loving the performance. What girl doesn’t fantasize about a guy writing a love song for them? After the concert, Tim wants the ladies to help him write the second verse of a song. The twist is that everyone will then have to sing it – and this freaks some of the girls out. The girls split up into their matchmaker teams to write the lyrics they will have to perform. Each team hits the recording studio with Tim and they belt out some great lyrics and no one was a really horrible singer! After her team records, Leah (the girl from Tim’s past) steals him away for a little chat. Too bad the microphone is left on and all the girls could hear their conversation. Leah pours her heart out to Tim and she wants to know if Tim feels the same way. “I don’t think anybody has made such a bold move for me before,” Tim lets her know. Tim might be smitten with her, but all the girls are beyond angry at this point.
After the group date, Tim checks in with the matchmakers. The matchmakers then choose one lady from each of their teams to have a alone time with Tim. From Amber’s team, Hailey is chosen first. Tim is excited to spend more time with Hailey, because he loves blondes and girls with a good sense of humor. Hailey might have gone a bit too far when she mentions that she farted on her previous boyfriend. Next up is Danielle, from Matt’s team. I think she scares him away when she mentions that she has ”a list” of things she wants in a man. Finally, Christina from Tracy’s team has her time with Tim. She uses her love of music to bond with Tim. “There is something really sexy about Christina…I feel some intense magnetism towards her,” Tim tells the cameras.
Now the matchmakers and the ladies take the stage so they can have a of a therapy session in front of a live audience. Tracy compliments Christina for using her eyes so well and showing her heart. Tracy advises her to keep the momentum going. Next up, Amber mentors Hailey. “I’m actually watching you sabotage yourself,” Amber scolds her. Amber cannot believe that Hailey used the word fart on a date! As for Danielle, Matt reams her for mentioning “the list” she has. Duh ladies! Maybe that’s why these girls are still single! Then Leah is singled out for her past relationship with Tim. “Have you ever been intimate with Tim?” Giuliana asks the question we all want to know. “That’s something personal between Tim and I,” Leah tells the hosts. I guess that means – yes!
Now it’s time for Tim to join the women on the stage and send someone home. The matchmakers will choose the bottom girl from each of their teams. Tim will then have to send one of these three ladies home. Tracy chooses Sarah, because she wasn’t in the moment. Leah isn’t surprised when Matt selects her to be in the bottom. Finally, Amber nominates Hailey because of her fart comment. Right away, Tim saves Hailey. I guess Tim doesn’t mind talking about farts. The two girls and Tim are sent to a separate room to talk about why they should stay. “I have kept you in that friendzone..” Tim tells Leah. Tim is struggling to make a decision, but finally sends Leah home. ”We have been friends for so long, I don’t think we could be anything but friends,” Tim tells her. Leah is obviously crushed by Tim’s decision, but she got the answer she wanted.
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