Ed­i­tor’s let­ter

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - This week - SIDO KITCHIN ED­I­TOR-IN-CHIEF, WOMAN’S DAY

Hot on the heels of re­al­ity TV’s orig­i­nal heart-throb Art Green re­veal­ing he’s The Bach­e­lor NZ no more af­ter his dar­ling Matilda Rice said a re­sound­ing “yes!” to his mar­riage pro­posal, this week we have more re­al­life ro­mance to make us all go awww!

We’ve seen lit­tle of sea­son three’s cute Bach­e­lor pair­ing, Zac Franich and Viarni Bright, since they graced our cover af­ter the fi­nale, but we can con­firm that these two are def­i­nitely the real deal (page 8). They’ve just had a dreamy get­away in Raro­tonga, where fun­nily enough, they bumped into Art and Matilda not long af­ter their en­gage­ment. Surely that’s a lucky sign for the new­est love­birds?

Per­son­ally, I think there’s got to be eas­ier ways to find love than sign­ing up to a re­al­ity show, but I take my hat off to these young lovers who man­aged to find a con­nec­tion while cam­eras fol­lowed their ev­ery move.

Now my ob­ses­sion is to know whether Cupid – or re­la­tion­ship ex­perts Tony Jones and Dr Pani Farvid – find suc­cess on Three’s Mar­ried at First Sight NZ. Choos­ing to wed some­one be­fore you’ve even met sounds nuts, but it makes for sen­sa­tional view­ing and I can see real chem­istry there. It’s early days, but I’ll be watch­ing and will­ing the con­tes­tants to find hap­pi­ness.

There’s noth­ing that makes me feel my age more than lis­ten­ing to young women in the of­fice talk about the brave ways in which they’ll search for their per­fect match. In my day (I say with a croaky old lady voice), dat­ing was some­thing they did in Amer­i­can movies. It wasn’t re­ally a big Kiwi thing.

Com­pared to all the op­tions to help you find a love match to­day – lit­er­ally in the palm of your hand thanks to dat­ing apps like Tin­der – it seems amaz­ing we met any­one at all!

I’m al­most cer­tain I wouldn’t be coura­geous enough to date a com­plete stranger, but I have to con­cede I have so many friends, fam­ily and col­leagues who have the loveli­est sto­ries to tell about meet­ing their soul­mates thanks to the won­ders of on­line dat­ing. Do you have a ro­man­tic story? I’d love to hear it. Drop me a line.

Have a great week!

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