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Glamour model still looking for love after reality show date failed
YOU wouldn’t have thought a glamour model, dancer, barmaid and cage fight ring girl would have trouble finding a boyfriend.
But after a string of failed romances Abbie Goodwin, 21, decided to ask a reality show to help her find her perfect match.
After an hour-long compatibility test, The Year of Making Love matched Abbie from Shoebury, with London fireman Chris Flynn and filmed their romance for several months for the next episode of the BBC 3 show, to be screened on Monday.
Abbie said: “I thought I’d give it a go because relationships hadn’t worked out for me in the past. I always go for bad boys and then it ends badly.
“My ideal match was totally different to how I thought it would be.”
After spotting a web advert for the show, Abbie filled in a detailed questionnaire, which asked about her family, life and relationships so far, personality, tastes and her ideal man.
Out of 500 men selected for the show, the producers singled out Chris, who ticked all the right boxes as he was tall, dark, strong, down to earth and sociable.
Abbie, a street dancer for Kayzar in Basildon, said: “He was matched quite well to what I put on the compatibility test. Looks-wise he was very similar.”
The pair were then filmed as they got to know each other on a number of dates.
Despite their efforts to make it work, their romance failed to blossom, partly because it was revealed Chris was several years older, but the pair have since remained friends.
Abbie, who featured in BBC 3 make-under show Snog Marry Avoid? a couple of years ago, said: “We got on really, really well.
“There were many laughs and many ups and downs. We are still friends now. We still talk on a regular basis.”
The Year of Making Love is on at 9pm on BBC 3.
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