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The romance! The anticipation! The terror!
This week's show just may be our most romantic, butterfly-inducing, and poetic episode ever.
Or our most awkward, confusing and heartbreaking show ever.
That's the thing about first dates that keeps us coming back for more, you never know what you're going to get... kinda like DNTO.
Paula Jessop kicks off the show with a countdown of her Top Five Worst First Dates.
Back in the day, Gary Jones was the new kid at a giant school in Burlington, Ontario. He was your typical Grade 11 boy, insecure, a little shy and feeling very lost. His yearbook photo (below) was an important tool for asking out the ladies.
Do you remember your first date ever? Marcia Walker was pretty darn excited for hers, but she quickly learned that dating isn't quite as easy as it looks. Find out what happened to her and her grade 9 sweetheart.
When did you realize that your date was a dud? At what point did you decide you were out with Prince Charming? Sook-Yin Lee takes to the streets to sort out what makes or breaks a first date.
Like many couples, Lorraine Berry met Yves on an online dating site. When the two met up for their first date Lorraine was smitten. But when Yves started to feel under the weather their date quickly moved from the bedroom to the hospital room. Tune in to find out why they never made it to their second date.
The problem with dating a musician is that if the date goes bad they just might write a song about it. Hear the story behind this tune from singer/songwriter Darelle London.by Darrelle London
Filling out those online dating profiles is difficult work...so you drop a few pounds, maybe pick up a few hobbies...but what happens when your date opens the door and discovers....you! The online date meets the real life Candy Palmater (below) on this week's show.
Jian Ghomeshi, is perhaps best known for his current role as host of Q, CBC Radio's daily arts and culture show. But before that, he was teen that was very much into New Wave, growing up in the Toronto suburb of Thornhill. How has dating changed for him over the years?Jian has just released a memoir about that pivotal time in his life, it's called 1982.
Think you feel awkward enough on a first date? Imagine being one of 25 women going out with the same guy, at the same time, in front of an audience of 12 million viewers. Jillian Harris is a professional dater. She dared to find true love on not one, but TWO reality-tv dating shows: The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Back in university, Marcello Di Cintio met Christine-and for their first date, they decided to drive from Calgary to Edmonton to see the Rolling Stones play at Commonwealth Stadium. New girls, new school year, and tickets to see a great band- sounds like a knockout first date, what could go wrong? Tune in to find out!
And here's this week's music playlist:
Danny Michel - "First Night"
Martha Wainwright - "Can You Beleive It"
Jenn Grant - "In the Belly of a Dragon"
Coeur de Pirate - "Golden Baby"
Darelle London - "First Date"
Lindi Ortega - "Little Lie"
David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out Fire")
Current Swell - "I Want a Bird"
Georgia Satellites - "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"