INSIGHT: “Take Me Out” comes in hot as WSU’s new cheeky dating show
Here to fill the “single” void in your quarantine.
Brought to you by Western Sydney Sports Business Society, the cheeky event “Take Me Out”, based off the hit dating TV show will be coming to WSU students in Spring Semester 2020.
There are many opportunities for dating at WSU; especially with females outnumbering male students. There is a wide variety of events and student clubs for the socialites, allowing students to be as involved as much as they like — and if that’s not your scene, there’s plenty of local social hideouts for everything you could want. However, if worse comes to worst, “Take Me Out” is accepting EOIs for the show to commence after the exam period.
WSSBS organised the successful Black-Tie Ball event in collaboration with the SRC and WBSOS last September, so it’s no surprise that they are among the hosts of the most popular activities for students at WSU.
“The students demanded it so we will deliver a fun and cheeky date show whereby the contestants can have a great laugh that will provide WSU with some quality entertainment and most importantly, set some sparks amongst couples,” says President of WSSBS Nikodin Matic.
This demand has resulted in an astonishing 32 expressions of interest in less than 24 hours since the initial post went up along with over 80 Facebook comments. WSU students have been encouraged to keep tagging their friends who are single and are ready to mingle, and we encourage expressions from all walks of life, including straight, bisexual and gay individuals. Ideally, the show is seeking a pool of 100 students which will ensure there are enough contestants to host fortnightly events with 3–4 individual contestants.
A couple of Universities have hosted a dating show based on “Take Me Out” throughout Europe, and the events have always sold out. Matic has no doubt that if WSU students give this event a go, they will be back for more and this will be a regular feature of our events calendar.
What is “Take Me Out” about?
A host will guide the format to allow plenty of banter and fun. The original show only has 30 females, and one guy at a time. The WSU version will rotate it fortnightly so that it switches to 30 guys and one girl presenting at a time. Matic explains how the rounds will progress throughout the show as follows;
The man enters the stage while busting some moves to a song of his choice where he meets the 30 girls (flirty 30) and says his name and where he is from. The girls can then turn off their lights if they aren’t impressed. “No likey, no lighty!”
A pre-recorded video is presented of the man describing his personality and interests in a comedic way. At any point during the video, the girls can turn off their lights once again. “If he is not Mr Right, turn off your light.”
The man can then either show a skill, talent or party trick live or a pre-recorded video of his friends or family describing him more. Sometimes the family and friends throw him under the bus for a laugh and a stitch-up while other times they help him out with the ladies.
The power is given to the man this round as he gets to turn the lights off the remaining girls until just two are left lit. Alternatively, if only one or two girls are remaining from round 3, then round 4 is skipped entirely.
The host then reveals an interesting fact about one of those two girls, but doesn’t disclose which girl the fact is about The man then turns one light off and takes the girl whose light he left on, out.
The audience will then get an update on how their date went a few weeks later to see if it was a success.
WSSBS is currently in negotiation with a couple of fabulous restaurants and activity providers to sponsor the event and provide a free date for the lucky couples.
The show will be recorded on zoom and edited and shared to the student cohort if the even has to take place online. Once COVID-19 restrictions ease, the event can take place on campus where WSSBS will organise someone to record and then edit and share the footage online.
If you’re looking for some isolation love, have run out of swipes on Tinder or are just looking for someone to bring to family functions, so relatives stop asking about your love life — it’s a sign you should apply and see what happens. Register your interest to be part of ‘Take Me Out’ here.