Finding a life partner has never been an easy and simple process. The pandemic has changed the way we socially interact, and the prevalence of dating advice everywhere you turn on social media could make dating in 2023 mind-boggling.
In this edition of Texas Wants to Know, host Bailey Friday explores different ways to date and even gets some advice from an expert. She talks to Portia Paxton, a Lewisville native and dating partner on a new show called Farmer Wants a Wife, about her experience on the show and what inspired her to try dating on reality TV.
“I felt like when the opportunity came up, it was literally the perfect moment,” Paxton said. “And I wanted to do something, I don’t want to say crazy, but something out of my comfort zone that would help me just put myself out there and meet the kind of guy I wanted.”
Darius Darusman, who founded his own production company and Houston dating show Panning for Love, talks about his unique love story and what inspired him to create a platform for LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming people to meet and seek love.
“I hope that people who are both in the community and not part of the queer community can watch this and better understand what it means to be pansexual, what it means to be open to love, regardless of gender, regardless of whether whether it’s a man, a woman, gender non-conforming, that love can be found anywhere and for anyone,” said Darusman.
Relationship expert Eric Wooten shares his take on dating in Texas and provides helpful tips for singles looking for a healthy relationship.
“I would say that when people run from emotional hunger, they are much more likely to bite into something, into a relationship that doesn’t suit them,” Wooten said. “It’s like when you go to the grocery store hungry, you buy all kinds of stuff that you would never buy if you went right after lunch.”
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