Finding love is not easy. Since the premiere of FBOY IslandFans have wondered if a $100,000 cash prize would be the right incentive for couples to find their match in 2021.
The HBO Max reality show features three women who have to choose between 24 men. Out of the pool of suitors, half of them are self-proclaimed nice guys while the others are “fboys” who aren’t interested in love — but rather the prize at the end of the competition.
After the show’s debut, host Nikki GlaserThe series’ idea and the selection of the men for it were discussed. “I think the real discrepancy between an fboy and a nice guy is not a guy who likes to have lots of sex versus a guy who only wants to have sex with one woman,” she noted during an interview with Men’s HealthAugust 2021. “The difference is a guy that likes to have a lot of sex and lies to get it, and the guy that doesn’t lie.”
Glaser also praised the women’s determination to find a partner. “That is part of what these reality shows need to be. In order for love to blossom this fast, to get as much drama and tumultuousness that a real relationship would have over the course of years — you’re putting a relationship into a pressure cooker — you need to make it so these people are constantly dating,” she shared. “Constantly talking about dating, and do nothing else except eat, sleep, and talk about boys.”
The Ohio native found that watching from the sidelines helped her appreciate reality stars more.
“The girls worked harder than anyone. I was very obsessed with them getting enough sleep and being taken care of, because I wasn’t really able to talk to them off camera. They didn’t want me to possibly slip some information, even though I didn’t have any,” Glaser recalled. “At one point, I slipped them notes like I was in high school and folded them into little origami shapes to just check in with them and say like, ‘Hey, if this is too much, here’s my hotel number. Try to find me and let’s talk.’ The whole cast was eating, sleeping, and drinking the show, whereas I had a lot more downtime.”
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