For those who routinely lie to their online dates, it’s time to hear the warning bells. Channel [V]’s new show Lovenet, that goes on air tonight, has couples who’ve been dating online for more than three months but have never met. The show will give them a chance to come face-to-face. And before they meet each other, the contestants will be taken to each other’s homes or introduced to the online date’s friends to know more about the boy/girl.
The participants, who have been tracked down from various dating sites, have some interesting stories about what happened when they met their dates face-to-face for the first time. Says Mumbai-based gemologist Cash Khurana, 22, “I was surprised when Rooma Sinha walked in wearing a revealing outfit. Her pictures had her in traditional clothes.”
Management student Puneet Sodhi says, “When I met Dishaa Dhamaa, I was appalled. She wore skimpy clothes and her room and kitchen were in a mess. I feel cheated because after leading me on for so long, she introduced me to her boyfriend post the show!” Needless to say, he has sworn off online dating for a while!
For Puneet’s online 'date', a 22-year-old aspiring actress, it was “fun, nothing serious”. Like him, even she didn’t find his virtual and actual personalities coinciding. “Online, he said he didn’t drink, smoke, or have girl friend. But I found cigarette butts and beer in his room,” she says.