ADA NICODEMOU SAYS I DO TO ANOTHER SEASON OF TEARS AND TANTRUMS ON PLEASE MARRY MY BOY
ADA Nicodemou loves being in love.
And all she wants to do is make sure all her friends get to experience the same feeling.
‘‘I think everyone does want to be in love,’’ she says. ‘‘I think there is a special person out there for everyone. I do try really hard to match-make my friends.
‘‘I can’t say I have had any success stories but it is a work in progress.’’
As the host of the second season of reality/dating show Please Marry My
Boy, Nicodemou (pictured) gets to see firsthand just how hard it is to find the perfect match.
The Channel 7 series, which features men’s mother’s involved in helping their sons find a potential life partner, is traditional in its approach, which is something the Home And
Away star approves of. ‘‘I have always been of the belief a man should chase a woman – a woman should always be respectful,’’ she says.
‘‘I’m a very strong woman and I know what I want, but I am not going to ask a man out on a date. A man should ask me out on a date.’’
Nicodemou, who has been married to her husband Chrys Xipolitas for more than six years, says she appreciates there is a lot of pressure on women to multi-date and give everything up when they aren’t in a committed relationship while trying to find a partner.
But she believes women should never lose respect for themselves.
‘‘I think that however things are changing out there in the world, why can’t you still be a gentleman and a lady? It’s all about self-respect,’’ she says. ‘‘And I think we should be teaching that and I think a man respects that.
‘‘I think men who want to get married will seek out that type of girl, and I think all girls, in their heart, want to be swept away.
‘‘If someone is seeing other people at the same time as you, isn’t that about self-respect, you allowing that person to see other people at the same time as you?’’
Nicodemou has a right to speak with some authority on the subject of what makes romance blossom having fronted up last year’s series.
She says Please Marry My Boy this time around is all about being real. All the women were thoroughly vetted to make sure they could make the potential perfect partner for the men on the program and weren’t just courting a television profile. ‘‘I think viewers are really smart these days and they know when something is a gimmick and something is real,’’ she says. ‘‘We have watched way too much reality television; we’re all clued on to it.
‘‘You want to be invested in the story. You want them to genuinely want love and they aren’t just doing it for TV.
‘‘You are genuinely insulted when someone tries to make out it isn’t what it is.’’
The show’s first season consistently rated above the average million-viewer mark – its combination of total cringe moments and endearingly awkward were a hit with reality viewers.
‘‘I think viewers are really smart these days and they know
when something is a gimmick and something
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