Tebatso is beautiful. And even more so when she speaks pedi! ? #DateMyFamily— Boitumelo Thulo (@Boity) September 13, 2015
And to that end, with the grace of Jackie O and the patience of an expectant mother, she smiled her way through awkward date after awkward date. She was hit on by a hopeful's best friend, asked if she was drunk by the same man, lied to about dessert, lied to about a hopeful's age, and lied to about another hopeful's smoking habits.
We all have that one friend who, without fail, will put their foot in their mouth in a crucial situation. For Mbongeni, that friend was Nduduzo, who hit on Tebatso, implied she needed to lose a few pounds, and asked if she was drunk, all during one meal.
This friend ain't loyal. ??? #DateMyFamily— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) September 13, 2015
Are you drunk ? Are you drunking...it's when you are drinking whilst drunk you see #datemyfamily— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) September 13, 2015
She handled it like a lady, tried to divert his attentions, and swore to her sobriety. What a woman!
Then there was Thabiso's family. His mom was so taken by Tebatso, she realised a possible obstacle to their riding off into the sunset was Thabiso's age. So she just added one tiny year to her son's age. Just one. A little white lie.
The mother is a great wingman, she added a year because she figured that the girl would like someone older. #DateMyFamily ?— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) September 13, 2015
His friends took a different route. They sold their friend as a romantic. How is he romantic? Well, he wears gold chains and rings, so he must be Don Juan reincarnated.
Good girl..I love her. First things first! No gold teeth . And friend with "JEMEN CUT?" AOWA!! #datemyfamily— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) September 13, 2015
Then there was Shaine's friends, whose glaring age difference led Tebatso to wonder just how old Shaine could possibly be.
Kwaaaaa the one friend looks 13. A thuggish 13 year old though. ? #DateMyFamily— Poppy Ntshongwana (@PoppyIsMyName) September 13, 2015
In the end, the beautiful belle chose Thabiso, who she was very impressed with, even calling him "yummy". It was all going swimmingly; she wore a body-hugging white peplum number with a plunging neckline that gave the lucky Thabiso a peep into the Eiffel Tower that was tattooed between her bosom. Until Thabiso revealed his age and asked Tebatso to be his girlfriend on the first date. The first date.
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