TLC launched a new series featuring six single women looking for love. The twist? They're from the 49th state. The stars of "Alaskan Women Looking for Love" said they were tired of the dating scene in their small town, Kodiak Island. One date scene showed what the problem was for Sabina, at least.
She arrived at Zach's boat and said, "His beard took all of the attention.”
“This is where all the magic happens," he said, amiably enough.
“Zach is the kind of guy that I’m just ... I’m just over it," Sabina explained. "I just can’t date guys like that anymore.”
And so, the episode ended with the women jumping on a plane and heading for the sunny beaches of Miami, where they hope to find love sometime before the season wraps. It sounds like a fun and innocent enough show -- that didn't try very hard with its title -- but not everyone is happy about it.
The ladies' hometown paper, the Juneau Empire, had some reservations, saying that the show doesn't exactly "resonate well" with The Last Frontier. "We’re worried Alaskan women will be generalized into one single category — we’re all desperate and live isolated, antisocial lives where dating options are few and far between," the paper said. "It’s true for some Alaskans, but certainly not all … While we’ll be rooting for these young women to truly find love, or just have fun doing it, we worry the show will leave them feeling a little embarrassed and perhaps offended.”
The quest for love continues on "Alaskan Women Looking for Love," Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.
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