Sim Date Series 2 - Episode 2

Welcome to the second episode of the new interactive version of Sim Date. Last week, your voting led to the first ever Sim Date success story, but will this weeks date have the same results. This week you chose Adam and Tina. This is Adam's home, he's been getting ready for tonight's date which will be held at his house. Tina will be arriving in just a few moments.

Tina is just walking up the path to Adam's home. It's 6PM and Tina must stay at Adam's house until 10PM. After that she will make a decision whether to stay or go. If she stays the date is a success, if she doesn't both Tina and Adam remain in the date's database.

As soon as Tina steps through the door Adam embraces her in a hug. Tina has told us that she is extremely shy which makes getting a man difficult. The hug seems to make her embarrassed.
Tina: Erm.. sorry, I just..
Adam: It's ok, I was too eager! Please, come in and sit down.
Tina: Thanks.

Adam: So, what do you want to do tonight?
Tina:
I dunno, maybe watch a bit of TV.
Adam:
Your joking right?
Tina:
Erm.. Yeah.
Adam:
Oh good, I was thinking more along the lines of getting to know each other better.
Tina:
Yeah.

30 minutes of the date have passed extremely slowly while they talked about the weather and the low crime rates in the local area. It is not going well. Adam is making a huge effort to strike conversation but Tina is answering with a 'yeah' or a 'no'. They have moved to the kitchen area so Adam can keep an eye on his cooking more easily.
Adam:
Sure you don't want a drink?
Tina:
No, I'm fine thank you.
Adam:
Ok.

Tina yawns and Adam seems to take offence from it.
Adam:
You try and arrange a better date at home then!
Tina:
What?
Adam:
Sitting there yawning! There's only so much a date at home can include. It's not like your making an effort to make it more interesting.
Tina:
I'm... just tired.
Adam:
Have a lie down on the sofa. Your basically acting like your asleep when your awake anyway!

Tina did not argue back and went to lie down on the sofa. In the fury of the moment, Adam forgot about dinner and overcooked a casserole he was making. He is now making sandwiches for them both. Dates have been told not to be shy about talking aloud there feelings so that viewers can get an idea of them.
Adam: A stupid women! Just sitting there, not contributing. It's like talking to yourself! I wish I could just give up now. But I wont, shy people can open up.

Tina has turned on the TV, without asking for Adam's permission. Adam, who is already in a bad mood, get's even more angry.
Adam:
Excuse me! Did anyone say you could have that on? I'm the one who pays the bills here you know!
Tina:
S..s..sorry.
Adam:
Is that fear in your voice?
Tina:
I guess so.
Adam:
Aww, I'm really sorry, I didn't mean to make you scared of me.

Despite Adam's attempt to make it up with Tina, with a hug, she is genuinely upset and perhaps even scared of Adam! She's gone to the toilet, with the camera's following (It's in the contract!), and is sitting there crying.
Tina: For a moment then I suddenly pictured another, violent side to him. I want to go home.
Cameraman: Not until 10PM. You still need to stay another 2 hours.
Tina: I've already decided though. Please, let me go.
Cameraman: Sorry, but you signed a contract.
Tina: (Sighs) I'll have the stupid sandwiches then try my best to get on with him.

Tina takes a full 20 minutes in the bathroom, and then comes out to find Adam is watching TV. They ignore each other and Tina goes and washes up the empty plates... Adam had thrown the contents in the bin!
Adam:
You don't have to that.
Tina:
I don't mind.
Adam:
Please, leave it. Come and watch TV, we don't have to talk.
Tina:
Ok, thank you.

As the two of them watch TV, a pizza commercial gives Adam another topic to talk about. He tries, for one more time to have a conversation with Tina saying more than just a few words!
Adam: So do you like pizza?
Tina: Yeah, its ok. You?
Adam: Yeah, it's one of my favourite foods. What is your favourite topping?
Tina: I dunno.

After 30 more minutes of watching TV, and repeated attempts to make the date a success, Adam goes and lies in bed.
Adam: I give up!

At 10PM, Tina gets up and walks down Adam' path, without a single look back. It seems like Tina's shyness is going to be a difficult thing to overcome. We need to find her a date who will match her personality better. This weeks date hasn't gone well, but maybe next week you'll have better luck. Both Tina and Adam will remain in the dates database, along with current dates and new dates, which will be added on Tuesday.