Dating show with a twist


By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Courtesy of SBS

A Canberra man has taken his search for the one to the next level.

David Castro from Bruce is starring in a new dating show which kicks off tonight.

But it’s not just any dating show.

Undressed features pairs of strangers who meet in a room furnished only with a bed and a large-screen TV.

Instructions and questions flash up on the screen, guiding the strangers through the process.

Doesn’t sound too out there, right?

Wait – we’ve yet to mention the clincher.

They’re stripped down to their undies!

As the social experiment continues, the couple gets into the bed (in their underwear), then answers a series of probing and deeply personal questions.

At the end of the date, each person is given the choice to stay and get to know the other person better, or leave.

David from Bruce was up for it!

“I was at a point in my life where I was looking to find someone. The show provided me the opportunity to do something completely different that I’d never experienced before,” he said.

As you can see, David is a good-looking bloke, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t scared to get his gear off in front of someone he’d just met!

“I was really scared at the beginning but once I realised she was as scared as me, that gave me a bit of confidence,” he said.

“We had a really good chat and it’s like nobody is around you, so you’re focused on the situation.”

So how did things turn out for David and his match?

“Danielle is a really good girl. We tried to catch up a few times but unfortunately we’re living in different cities so we couldn’t get a good chance to spend more time together,” he said.

Poor David!

BUT – all hope is not lost!

Even though David didn’t find the one on the show, things are looking up.

“I met one girl a few months after that so I’m dating her at the moment. It’s nothing serious but we’re having a good time,” he said.

Would he do it all again?

“If I had the chance to do something like that again, I would do it definitely,” he said.

“It’s a really good experience not only to encourage yourself to do something different, but maybe to meet someone.”

Undressed will air weekly from tonight at 9:30pm on SBS.

We’ll have to wait a while longer to see David’s episode though, he’ll pop up on our telly screens in March.