Here's proof! Thato Molamu is the MVP when it comes to speed dating
He even has a fail-proof pickup line!
If you didn't know, now you do! Thato Molamu is the sensei master of speed dating and he's even hosting a show about it.
Thato hosted a speed dating event last year under his company, Gateway Media, and it was such a success, he decided to take it to screens. The show, which gives singles two minutes to impress their potential bae before sealing the deal with a kiss, kicked off this week on Mzansi Magic. And Thato said we're in for one hell of a ride.
"You can expect the best of both of worlds: funny and not so funny moments in the world of shelaring under pressure. I mean, we all think we are the greatest ‘Mac Daddies’ as guys, until the moment you meet the lady of your dreams and when it’s time to seize the moment the wrong things come out of your mouth. I mean, when you have just a few
minutes to make an impression, then it means time is not your friend and a lot can go wrong in those moments."
He said that watching love blossom is an amazing thing, like a pastor witnessing a couple say their vows.
"The experience of bringing people together is always a great feeling because you get to be a witness, like a pastor in church, listening to people say their vows of marriage."
Thato plans to take his speed dating events throughout the country in the coming months, so if you miss your shot on the show, you can always look for love in a hopeless place.
We asked Thato to give us some of his tips on how to win the day:
WHAT FIVE TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE US IF WE WE WANTED TO BE THE SPEED DATING BOSS?
1. Be yourself.
2. Be ready for anything.
3. Be open-minded.
4. Remember that first impressions are everything, so how you present
yourself is important.
5. Improve your impression skills to make an impression in two minutes. It's
like an elevator pitch.
**Side Note ( Breath mints are never a bad idea )
BUT WE WANT TO BE AS SMOOTH AS YOU! IF YOU WERE TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEONE DURING A SPEED DATE SESSION, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
“To be or not to be, That is the question"
"Ke Mabele kea tshologa Ke tlhoka yo a kang kolelang"
And as an ice-breaker: “Your knees bring out your eyes “
IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT TALKING THE TALK, SO WHAT DO YOU THINK IS YOUR MOST ATTRACTIVE QUALITY?
Perseverance and hard work.
AND WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES THE LADIES GO CRAZY?
Jeez, that’s a question for the ladies, I guess. But most say my eyes. So maybe let the ladies take this one.
OKAY, LET'S BE REAL! DOES THIS SPEED DATING THING ACTUALLY WORK? CAN WE REALLY FIND TRUE LOVE THROUGH IT?
In my opinion love can be found anywhere. Some have found love in a lift, at the bar, in church or a mall when the lady just dropped her bag and you assisted her by picking it up. Small and quick moments have shown the power of connection.