Posted: Tue 08/14/2012 05:30 PM
Why did I get involved with Lovetown, USA: At first, I thought Lovetown, USA was just another dating show, but I should have known that Oprah had bigger plans for Kingsland. On day one, I heard Oprah's words, and I understood what she was challenging us to do. So I decided to get involved by helping to organize community members who wanted to make a difference. I decided to "be the love"...but more on that as the show progresses.
Where to watch the premiere: This has been such an amazing experience for our small town. To celebrate the show, local businesses are hosting viewing parties. Find out where to watch with your friends and neighbors! Plus, use our channel guide to find OWN on your TV. The series premiere airs Sunday, August 19, at 10/9c.
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Want to host your own viewing party for friends, family...or the entire neighborhood? Get our favorite love-inspired recipes, ideas for décor and more!
Posted: Mon 07/16/2012 04:00 PM
Name: Paul Carrick Brunson
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
First Date: I was an early dater...very early. I recall in the 4th grade, after school, walking a girl to the playground and sharing my lunch with her that I saved from earlier that day. We ate, talked and played on the swings. Good times!
Best Date: Hands down, the first date with my wife was my all-time best date. It was over 12 years ago, and I still think about it often. We ate at Pizza Hut; I picked cheese out of her braces. Then, we saw Hell Raiser 2, and she talked through the entire movie. We then drove to a nearby beach and ran into a homeless gentleman that did the most amazing magic tricks we had ever seen. Afterward, we sat in my car and fell asleep talking. Thirteen hours total of first date magic. Best date of my life!
Posted: Mon 07/16/2012 03:30 PM
Hometown: Minnetonka and Manhattan Beach, Minnesota, in addition to various yogi camps and hippie communes. (Raised by grandparents and mom who was a free-spirited hippie.)
First Date: Seventh grade, roller skating at the roller rink during "Snowball," holding hands and being nervous about my first kiss (smooch)!
Best Date: With my now husband! While first dating, hiking in nature during the change of the fall leaves, on a brisk and cool afternoon, with the sun shining down, followed by hot chocolate at a beautiful restaurant while we stared into each others eyes knowing we'd be married someday.
Worst Date: With a guy who spoke/bragged nonstop about himself for over three hours then proceeded to tell me how great of a kisser he was...and that he would be kissing me soon so I could experience it for myself. He didn't get that kiss, and I was out of there faster than the speed of lightening.