Reality dating shows can be harsh, as contestants often put their hearts on the line only to be brutally shut down by potential love interests. One contestant on the U.K. version of Take Me Out recently learned this the hard way after a woman he went on a date with made a horrible confession.
For those who have never seen the show, contestants attempt to find their perfect match among a slew of candidates. If those candidates become uninterested as the contestant reveals more about themselves, they turn off their lights, eventually whittling down the field to just one match. But if everyone turns off their lights, then it's considered a "blackout" and the contestant goes home with their chance at love extinguished.
Phil, a magician, was lucky enough that one woman, Bella, kept her light on. Yay, Phil!
That was not exactly the confession Phil was looking for.
That girl is just being honest but what a horrible thing to do. Just horrible.— Joey (@i_am_joey) January 14, 2018
Twitter time after my date in Fernandos with Bella caused such a stir. Sure it will all be forgotten about in the morning!— Phil Todd (@PhilTakeMeOut) January 14, 2018
Here's hoping that his unexpected celebrity will help cast an even wider net to help Phil find his true love.