I first interviewed Jenny McCarthy in 1994 during a luncheon at the Playboy Mansion to announce she was the Playmate of the Year. She told me the thing she loved to do most was read to children. She didn’t say it but I’m sure she also liked long walks on the beach and sensitive men.
McCarthy’s been busy since then with TV, movie and book projects. She’s the new host of the NBC reality show “Love in the Wild.” It’s one of those programs where good looking people are thrown together in some odd place with the hope someone will fall in love. Think of these shows as speed dating televised.
McCarthy looks like the kind of person who has probably had a few dates over the years. Who am I kidding? She’s never bought a drink for herself a day in her life. That doesn’t mean her dates have all gone wonderfully. In fact, she calls it “dating hell.”
Maybe some good can come from her bad dates. McCarthy offers a few tips for women when they are dating someone new.
“On your first date, keep an eye on how your man treats the service industry – your waitress, your waiter, the valet person. You can kind of see someone bleed through, if you know what I mean. If they’re snappy or rude or not respectful to people that are trying to help you out, I take that as a big red flag and that person doesn’t usually get a second date. That’s a quick tip,” McCarthy says.
Should you continue to date the person for the few months or weeks, McCarthy’s next litmus test is to go on a weekend trip.
“Spending at least three days somewhere you can again see true self even if it comes out for five minutes somewhere in those three days. So that’s usually how I keep going or end it immediately and it seems to have done me well like I’m getting rid of the bad guys quick that way,” McCarthy says.