I also like the show because while Steve comes down hard on these women, there's always a reason for it and he really does seem to want them to do well and be happy. He's not interested in tearing them down for its own sake.
I definitely agree with this. Some of these women, there's just no other way to even try to penetrate their thick skulls. However, I too see that he's not doing it for show.
I wonder if they're only using men who live in New Orleans or if Steve flew in "talent" from other cities. When I lived in New Orleans I always had a problem meeting men, so I'd be interested to see how many quality men are from actual NOLA.
I live there now (since November) and while I'm meeting men, all of the men I'm meeting and interested in are already spoken for. It's still early, but I'm wondering where all the single men are in New Orleans since they're saying that New Orleans is one of the top cities for singles right now. That said, if I had to guess I'm thinking that some of the "talent" are a mix of locals as well as guys flown in. New Orleans is a hot bed for the film industry now so there are many people living here who are into acting or getting on tv these days.