I know exactly what you’re thinking because its the first question I asked after “wth” when it comes to this new show: Why are pregnant women dating?!
Yes, I’m sure your libido doesn’t just fall by the wayside because you’re carrying another being inside of you. But, if you’re pregnant you’ve been with at least one other man in the last one to nine months who, hopefully, was more than just a one-night stand, considering you are now carrying his child. Isn’t dating just an extra complication on top of being a single expectant mother who will soon be co-parenting with the absent father of the child?
If I was a man, I wouldn’t be signing up for that, but apparently there are quite a few who are — and plenty ladies looking for them — as that is the premise of this new show on WeTV: “Pregnant and Dating.”
We introduces the series on their website, saying:
Traditionally, love is followed by marriage and then along comes motherhood, but in this fresh new original series, viewers join these fearless five as they experience the modern day dating game with a baby on board. The spotlight will be on all the drama, conflict and inherent comedy that ensues when these very spirited and single moms-to-be embark on their quest to find Mr. Right, or at least Mr. Right Now.
Refusing to accept stereotypes, these women thoughtfully manage a combination of active hormones, overbearing families, inattentive fathers-to-be and a slew of dates both rocky and redeeming, as they put together their most modern of families.
I’m intrigued, despite being slightly turned off by the concept. An interesting twist for R&B fans is that “former” Xscape member Kiesha Miles will star on the show. Kiesha, who wasn’t apart of the original ’90s quartet, joined the group as the lead singer in 2003, after Kandi left and the group had pretty much faded out of mainstream popularity. I guess we don’t have to ask what Kiesha has been doing since then, since she’s appearing on this show, but Access Atlanta did get a little background on the Atlanta native who they say is now “a 33-year-old music producer who has worked with acts such as Ciara. She moved to Los Angeles 18 months ago, got knocked up by an unnamed friend (but not someone she wanted to marry) and heard from a friend about a reality show seeking single, pregnant cast members. Despite some initial trepidation, she jumped aboard.”
Kiesha, who was shot in her third month of pregnancy, is just one of the five ladies who was followed by We’s cameras. Check out the sneak peek of the show, which airs tonight at 10pm, below. What do you think?