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HOME > EPISODE SUMMARIES

For Love Or Money 3 - Episode 1 Summary

'I'll Buy That for $1' By tig_ger
Original Airdate: June 7, 2004

I was wondering what they might have to do to improve matters this season. I mean, let’s be honest here, last season, FLOM was one letter away from being a FLOP. And first season, FLOM was one letter away from being like FLO from the Amazing Race.

Let’s meet the girls, shall we? Here is a link to our photo gallery, so you can see what these women look like. Here

The first girl is 24 year-old Jamie. She is an assistant buyer from Buck’s County, Pennsylvania. In her bio on the NBC website, she thinks it is difficult to meet that special someone because she has an extremely busy lifestyle with her school and her “business.” All work and no play, huh? Which of you guys want to help Jamie out with her little problem here? Take a number, guys.

Next up, Lauren. She is 24 years-old and hails from Winchester, Massachusetts as an Administrative Assistant. She claims that guys are intimidated by her because she went to Harvard. On a vacation trip, Lauren? C'mon, you know I had to ask, considering her vocation is listed as an Administrative Assistant. Don’t get me wrong, many days I think it would have been easier for my Executive Assistant to graduate from Harvard than to put up with me and my requests! And don't ask me to compare and contrast her respective value with that of my Harvard-educated Analyst. I have nothing but the highest of respect for Adminstrative Assistants, but a Harvard education is rarely a prerequisite for this profession.

Moving along to Leslie from Boca Raton, Florida. She is an Event Planner. Hands up, everyone! Who thinks that means wedding planner? J Lo has proved to us, time and time again, why men really need to stay far, far away from Wedding Planners. Oh, and she is 24 years-old also.

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Monica thinks that her age shouldn’t be a factor, because she feels very mature. Although she is young, she has lived the life of a 30 year-old. OK, tramp, thanks for sharing. She is a 21 year-old student from Pueblo, Colorado.

Now we are introduced to 26 year-old Rachel, a flight attendant from Chicago, Illinois, who apparently thinks she is pretty good in bed. She must be a charter member of the Mile High Club. Rachel thinks she is funny. So do we. And not in a good way.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. That’s my first impression of Meredith. She is the only girl with short hair, and seems to have a really spunky personality. She is from Dallas, Texas and works as a Branch Manager. According to her bio on NBC, she thinks it is difficult to meet someone because Jerry Seinfeld is married already and Mr. Right never seems to be at the bar she is at. Honey, this is NBC. I very much doubt he is on this show, either.

The girl following Meredith was Rebekah. Rebekah is a 23 year-old bartender from West Palm Beach, Florida. She describes herself as a “go-getter.” For some reason, the moment I see her, I start having flashbacks to Coyote Ugly. I can totally picture Rebekah dancing on the bar. Not coincidentally, so can the guys I’m watching the show with. We muse as to whether we have been to the bar where she bartends.

Melayne is 23 years-old, a Communications Specialist from Mesa, Arizona. As on all reality shows, there must be one woman that is a virgin. After all, you can’t expect NBC to find 16 women wanting to be on this dating show, looking good in the hot tub, and clean of all transmittable diseases without hitting up the virgin population. Melayne thinks it is difficult to meet someone because she is too picky. I really think that Melayne is miscast on this show. NBC should have used picky Melayne to help them select the eligible bachelor for this television series. But, I digress and get ahead of myself.

And then, we meet Pilates Instructor Beth. Beth is 27 years-old and from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Beth shares with us that she is always the other woman. On her NBC bio, she claims that it is difficult to meet someone because, well basically, she is too lazy to get out and meet people. Ummm…this girl needs help on how to present herself. Can this girl shoot herself in the foot any further? She and Monica need to hang out together, maybe take some classes on how to present themselves better to people that they haven’t met yet.

I was so relieved when Tiniesha was next up. I had been holding my breath, in anticipation of someone that had some sort of diverse ethnicity that is required on these shows. Tiniesha is 24 years-old, a paralegal from Pennsauken, New Jersey. She claims that she is the total package.

We then get to be introduced to Heather. Heather is 33 years-old and is a Government Clerk in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Let me quote from her bio on the NBC website on the question as to why she thinks it’s so difficult to meet that special someone.

"Not many guys out there like cats and I have three! There are many reasons why it's so difficult to meet that special someone. For me, it's hard partly because of the town I currently live in. There aren't many places to go to meet eligible singles my age. Another reason is that when I do go out with friends, I rarely get approached. My male friends have told me that most guys won't approach a woman they think is attractive because they're intimidated and they fear rejection. I find this ridiculous because I am the most approachable person! I will talk to anyone who comes up to me because I think it takes a lot of guts to just walk up to a stranger and say "hi". It doesn't necessarily mean I'll take a phone number, but at the very least I might have made a new friend. You just never know who you might meet."

Hey, Heather, hope Monica, Beth and you like each other, because you all need the same class. I am not going to begin to mock poor Heather. She does it herself…beautifully.

Andrea is next. Andrea is 28 years-old from Marlton, New Jersey. She is also an Event Planner. According to her NBC bio, she is “drawn to someone who is successful on some level and financially stable in his own right, with having said that, wealth does not define who we are...being fortunate should inspire us to appreciate life so much more.” She’s so taking the money.

Step right up and greet Johanna, a 28 year-old Yoga Instructor from Phoenix, Arizona. She emphasizes that she is not competitive. Sweetie, I think you may be in the wrong place. If you want to be the yoga instructor to help soothe the nerves of the girls on the show, you needed to come on Thursday. Today is the day we are casting a group of girls to actually compete for the affections of some bachelor.

Let’s get to know Melody, a 22 year-old Advertising Account Manager from Pasadena, Texas. According to her NBC bio, she thinks it will be a time consuming task to sift through everyone to find a special someone. Psst…Melody…methinks that you are starting from too large of a sample size. There are 6 billion people on this earth, and although slightly less than half of them are men, maybe you can eliminate those who you aren’t likely to meet, and just start with the people you know.

Ali says just about the funniest quote in this whole, long boring introductory spiel. She says that in her experience, involving other women when you are interested in a guy has never been a good thing. It naturally begs the question as to how much experience she has had involving other women. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more. Hey Monica, Heather & Beth, is there any room in that class for another participant? Ali is 24 years old, from Santa Monica, California. Her listed occupation is Business Development/Philanthropy.

Last, but definitely not least, we meet PJ. She’s 24 years-old, from Rockwell, Texas, and works as an Assistant Media Buyer. She’s going full-out fever on this show. Good thing she is last, because she is really the most difficult woman for me to mock. I hope she doesn’t stick around long.












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