You don’t have to watch Married at First Sight to know that you absolutely would not want to be Dave today.
Just after the episode aired last night, one of Australia’s largest media publications ran with the headline “The biggest douchebag on TV“, accompanied by a close up of Dave’s face.
Viewers were outraged by how Dave treated his
fake experimental wife, Jess.
After she opened up about her body insecurities, he simply replied “Always? You’re never going to get over it?”
Later, in a piece to camera he said “To be honest, it’s quite disappointing”, and women everywhere felt very sorry that Dave was disappointed by their thoughts and feelings.
We just can’t for the life of us work out why a woman would feel insecure in a bikini…HOW COULD THAT BE?
But that wasn’t all. Dave said he doesn’t know if he can see her “physical attraction”, and suggested he would end it once the honeymoon is over.
They then went surfing together and Dave left Jess alone in the ocean.
And then he commentated the cricket, but appeared irritated when she asked questions. Then he said the conversation seemed “forced” which is inevitable when only one of the parties is actually doing any of the talking.
During the episode, many-a-shoe were thrown at the television.
But I’d argue that last night’s reaction wasn’t so much about Dave the person, as it is about what Dave represents.
Especially to women who know what it’s like to be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t seem to like them all that much.
There was something awfully familiar about Jess opening up about her deepest insecurities, and having Dave look at her like this.