Boston singles: ‘Meet Your Match’ on public access television

BNN 13's Rugby Team compete in one of the pilot episodes of Meet Your Match TV. Photo Credit: Meet Your Match TV.
Boston’s 13′s Rugby Team compete in one of the pilot episodes of Meet Your Match TV. Photo Credit: Meet Your Match TV.

When mixers, wing men and Craigslist fail, a new local dating game show has got your back.

“Meet Your Match TV” debuts Thursday night on public access, offering Boston singles a unique, albeit very public way, to bag a date.

Show host Melysha Acharya, owner of BrokenHeartedGirl.com and self proclaimed “breakup recovery guru,” describes the show as “The Dating Game with a twist.”

“As a single person, I know how hard it is to meet people in Boston, so I wanted to offer an alternative to that scene,” Acharya said.

The contestants – “suitors” and “suitorettes” – are separated by a partition and ask each other questions, like, “How far would you go on a first date?” and “What’s your idea of a perfect night?”

At the end of the game, contestants meet the most compatible matches and receive date night gift cards.

Co-hosts and producers Melysha Acharya and Matt Smith. Photo Credit: Meet Your Match TV.
Co-hosts and producers Melysha Acharya and Matt Smith. Photo Credit: Meet Your Match TV.

Singles who don’t win a date are invited to the next filming, and viewers can connect with the “unwanted” contestants through MeetYourMatch.tv, which also doubles as a free dating website.

The show started filming in January, but according to show producer Matt Smith, it’s been tough getting singles to sign up.

“Hopefully once we start airing episodes we’ll get more people to come on the show,” Smith said.

Twenty-one-year-old rugby player Jessie Pearce was one of the first contestants to win a date, although it didn’t end up working out with the suitorette – who Pearce described as “a very nice girl but not really my type.”

“I went on (the show) with a couple teammates; we were really competitive,” he said. “I feel like it’s an easy way to meet someone.”

The show airs Thursday night at 11 p.m. on BNN in Boston, which reaches over 600,000 homes in the Boston-area.

Episodes will also be available on MeetYourMatch.Tv.

Follow Morgan Rousseau on Twitter: @MetroMorgan
Follow Metro Boston on Twitter: @MetroBOS



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

International

U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow…

The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday,…

National

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

By Nick Carey and Carey GillamFERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday…

National

Journalist James Foley's parents, after call with pope,…

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic…

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

Movies

Michael Chiklis on his football past and 'When…

Michael Chiklis remembers playing football in high school and how that prepped him to play a coach in "When the Game Stands Tall."

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Jets storylines to watch

Metro looks at three Jets storylines to watch as they play the Giants Friday.

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…