Television: Will this Bachelor meet his perfect match..........
It’s an Aussie bachelor’s turn to find love, writes Lisa Simmons
SYDNEY chiropractor Tim Robards says he consulted his parents before signing on to join the televised search for love as the bloke at the centre of the first Australian edition of The Bachelor.
The former personal trainer and sometimes model says their advice was to think hard before he signed on.
He knew tough decisions lay ahead and he would have to make them, while remaining true to himself in trying conditions.
‘‘At the time, I liked the idea of something that took me way outside my comfort zone, but not if that would be at the expense of my family,’’ he says.
The show debuts on air this weekend. And both Robards parents are excited by what lies ahead for him – ‘‘Mum particularly,’’ he says.
Robards, 30, grew up in Newcastle and hails from a tightknit family. His parents have been married 30 years.
At least two Gold Coast women are among the 25 single women who will be vying for Robards affections – stylist and Gold Coast Beauty Academy trainer Elizabeth McMahon and florist Sarah Amey.
Filming has commenced and both say Robards made a good first impression.
‘‘Tim has a beautiful smile, a smile so warming and beautiful, it draws you to him,’’ says McMahon, 33, who moved to Australia 14 years ago. Her famly remain in Uganda. Says Amey, 22, of Robards: ‘‘He’s tall, dark and handsome. That’s my type but that’s a plus. It’s personality that’s going to win me over. I’m looking for someone who is caring, loyal, who has a great personality – someone you can have a laugh with an have fun. Life’s too short, I think, not to smile.’’
With filming ongoing, Robards won’t reveal whether he believes he’s met his perfect match.
The women he has met, he says, are ‘‘a great group ’’ and he has enjoyed that process that sees him head with a date to exotic locations around Australia.
‘‘There’s been a great mix of intelligence and beauty, loving and nurturing qualities,’’ he says. ‘‘They’re fun and adventureous. You come into something like this not really knowing who you’re going to meet. I’ve been pleasantly surprised.’’
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Bachelor Tim Robards and (inset from left) Gold Coast bachelorettes Sarah Amey and Elizabeth McMahon