On Tuesday night’s episode of Farmer Wants A Wife, each farmer got to do one fun thing and one very uncomfortable thing.
They could choose two people to take on a day-long double-date to see if they felt an attraction or connection.
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That was the fun thing.
The uncomfortable thing was that at the end of that day, each farmer had to send one of those two people home.
It wasn’t easy for any of the farmers, but Farmer Benjamin’s moment to announce his difficult decision was hands down the most awkward of all.
Benjamin, a 33-year-old sheep farmer from Guyra in NSW, chose 33-year-old interior designer Courtney, from NSW, and 37-year-old fitness trainer Jen, also from NSW, to go on his double-date.
He immediately hit it off with Jen, saying he felt very comfortable around her.
He liked her willingness to give things a go – and it also helped that he found her attractive.
Farmer Benjamin with Jen and Courtney. Credit: Seven
Courtney admitted she was feeling a little overwhelmed by the double-date idea and retreated into her shell.
When Benjamin asked her what she was looking for in a relationship, she found it difficult to articulate her thoughts.
As the day progressed, she began to realise that she might be the one going home as a result.
Jen serves up at a very awkward dinner. Credit: Seven
By the time the dinner rolled around, the atmosphere had become extremely tense.
As Jen tucked in to her dinner, a peeved-looking Courtney sarcastically snapped: “Hungry, Jen?”
Jen said she was, because it might be her last meal at Benjamin’s.
“I think that’s where I’ve lost my appetite,” Courtney responded, clearly sensing which way the wind was blowing.
Courtney senses what Farmer Benjamin’s decision will be. Credit: Seven
Benjamin invited the two women to enjoy their meal and have a chat before he revealed his decision.
But Courtney was not interested in waiting, demanding that they have a chat straight away.
“We’ve got some good tucker in front of us, if we could potentially just have a chop and a yarn?” he nervously suggested, seeing how tense Courtney was.
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But Courtney repeated that she had lost her appetite and cut to the chase, telling Benjamin she’d rather have “the chat” now.
Nervously gulping down water, Benjamin agreed and they went off to a separate room, where an incredibly uncomfortable few minutes ensued.
Meanwhile, Jen was left alone at the dinner table, clearly shocked by Courtney’s blunt force approach.
A nervous Benjamin takes a sip of water. Credit: Seven
Courtney assumed the defensive position, arms crossed, waiting for Benjamin to spit it out.
Benjamin looked like he was quite literally sweating bullets.
“I think I’m getting the lay of the land here of where you’re at,” Courtney began.
“I don’t think there’s any point in dragging this out any longer.”
Courtney assumes the defensive position. Credit: Seven
“If I’m being absolutely straight with you, I didn’t get the connection I needed,” Benjamin said, after an excruciating pause.
“You can’t force these things,” Courtney conceded.
“I don’t particularly enjoy this at all,” he responded, adding that he hoped Courtney went on to find love and happiness with someone.
“I’m sorry we didn’t get more time,” he added.
Clearly wanting to end things on a less tense note, he said: “Can I give you a hug, please?”
Benjamin gives Courtney a farewell hug. Credit: Seven
Softening a little, Courtney said yes.
After the hug, Courtney was gone – and Benjamin looked emotionally spent.
While they ended things on a friendly note, it’s safe to say what went down before was arguably one of the most uncomfortable dinner dates ever committed to reality television.
Farmer Wants A Wife continues Sunday at 7pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.
Farmers choose two contestants for double-date.
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