'Click Bait': 'Summer House' Star Lindsay Hubbard Gets Real About Dating on Reality TV
“Summer House” star Lindsay Hubbard stopped by “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” and dished on the challenges of dating on reality TV with co-hosts Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile, and Natasha Parker.
As viewers are aware, the demise of Lindsay’s relationship with now-ex-boyfriend Stephen Traversie played out in epic fashion throughout the fifth season of the hit Bravo series.
“I hate it. Dating on TV might be one of the absolute hardest things to do and especially when you’re literally, for the last five years, watching me grow up and mature and learn very hard adult lessons on reality TV,” the New York City-based publicist said. “It’s really cool for viewers because it makes me a relatable person. But at the same time, if I have a boyfriend, you’re going through those conflicts alongside me and judging me for my reactions. I’m human.”
Lindsay then explained how she believes her romantic experiences on camera have differed from those who have pursued love within Bachelor Nation.
“This is my life. And where it differentiates from ‘The Bachelor’ is that it’s less of a game-ified situation. It’s me actually dating this person and they’re pissing me off,” she said. “Or I’m not getting what I need, or [I’m asking myself], ‘Do I move in with him? Do we take that next step into the next chapter together?’”
She added, “So, it is really hard because it’s so incredibly personal. That’s like the most personal relationship that you can watch on TV, a partnership between two people.”
Despite the relationship troubles Lindsay has faced publicly, she is grateful for the support she receives from “Summer House’s” loyal fanbase.
“There is a lot of challenges to dating on TV and most of my relationships have exploded, literally, in front of your eyes,” she said. “But I do think that it helps viewers want to root for me in the sense that they’ve seen me go through all of these f--ked up relationships and they really want to see me with a guy who can be a good partner to me.”
Elsewhere, Lindsay joked about the difficulty of getting intimate with your significant other while under 24/7 surveillance. On the most recent season of “Summer House,” which was filmed in 2020, cameras were installed in every corner of the cast’s gorgeous Hamptons rental to catch all the drama as they were forced to remain on premises due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were in the house for almost two months straight and the cameras were on 24/7, around the clock. There’s also those times when I had a boyfriend last summer and I am going to get intimate with my boyfriend — but there’s a camera there,” she recounted. “So, you’re like, ‘Argh, God, what am I supposed to do? Not have sex for the next two months?’ Or do I just say, ‘Whatever. F--k it? There’s a camera there and America’s going to watch this.’”
These days, Lindsay is single and happily welcoming the attention of potential suitors while “Summer House” cameras are down.
“If a guy was to come up to me at a bar or outside somewhere, what would intrigue me? I would say just being super yourself and not saying anything that you think is going to impress me because, to be quite honest, it’s hard to impress me,” she said of what she’s hoping to encounter this summer. “As long as you can make me laugh, you’ll immediately have my attention. So, just being funny — but, also, you have to naturally be funny.”
Listen to Lindsay’s entire “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” interview below.
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