“I’m interested in seeing them in their birthday suits, just as they are.” Self-confessed party animal Aina — who thinks men are “intimidated” by her full-on approach to life — and Anna then giggle as they inspect the privates on parade, deciding which men to discard. One contestant, Matty, has an elephant head tattooed around his long penis and he also has a prosthetic leg.
Another has very long testicles or, as Anna delicately puts it: “The bells hang lower than the rope.” The long and the short of pubic hair is a big talking point too.
After deciding that one looks too much like her ex she walks off with the other, holding his hand. Her suitor tells the camera she’s pleased with how they’ve got on, saying: “Having seen each other naked makes it a lot more interesting when you go on your first date.
“I wasn’t insecure that she was judging my body parts — she’s already seen all my body parts.” The nudity is incredibly explicit and risks many viewers regretting their decision to upgrade to HD.
Yet it sets itself up not as some titillating fleshfest riding roughshod over the boundaries of decency, but as a SCIENTIFIC experiment.
C4 states: “In an increasingly complicated dating world, some evolutionary psychologists and sexual scientists believe that our bodies alone may still project the best information for us to select a successful partner.” Anna and a fully-clothed dater looking for love stand in front of six differently coloured Perspex boxes each containing a naked love match.
It also leaves you wondering what normal body hair looks like, while making a mental note never to watch the show with your parents, kids or indeed any other family members.
Oddly, the most revealing part is when the two pairs meet two weeks later to discuss their dates.
Nearly all the ditched contestants take rejection well, except one devastated man who looks close to tears.Happily, Aina picks fast enough to avoid an embarrassing situation.Next the pair put their clothes on to go on an actual date which is filmed.Another reject describes the show as a “confidence boost”.After whittling her suitors down to the final two, Mal also strips off and her potential dates admire her boobs and delight in being right about guessing her pubic hair arrangements.