With the third episode of Age of Love came the third elimination set of eliminations. Included among the eliminations was 40 year old Lynn, a make-up artist from Tennessee. On Tuesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to talk with Lynn about her time on the show.
Trevor MacKay: How did you get involved with Age of Love?
Lynn Borges: It started when I was looking through Craig’s List, in Nashville. I look through that every once and a while for make-up jobs since I’m a make-up artist and I came upon an ad casting forty-plus year old women who haven’t found Mr. Right yet. And I said, “Oh, that’s me,” so I just went into the agency and did an audition tape and it kinda went from there. I never really expected to go all the way to the show, but I just did it for fun and I ended up on the show.
TM: What was your first impression of Mark?
LB: My first impression was that he was very handsome and he seemed really nice and seemed polite; he just seemed like a real gentleman. Also, kind of quiet and reserved, which I am also so that was a little tough but he was definitely somebody that I really want to maybe get to know. To see what there is.
TM: And did your impression change much over time? Or did it pretty much stay the same?
LB: It pretty much stayed. You know, I wasn’t there long enough to really see another side of Mark. You know, after being the third one out, I didn’t really get the chance to experience all of Mark. I’m kind of shy and in the beginning I’m a little quiet. And once I start opening up, I’m a lot more fun. And I got of got the feeling he’s the same way, but we never got to that point. I’m going to watch the show just to how he’ll be. To see the other side of him.
TM: Yourself, Lynn, when looking to date someone do you usually prefer someone older, younger or around your same age?
LB: I don’t have a preference when it comes to age. My age range, I guess when it comes to age would be late 20s to late 40s/early 50s. I don’t have a real preference as far as older or younger.
TM: Do you think one of the two groups on the show has the advantage over the other?
LB: Do I think one has the advantage over the other?
LB: Well, that’s kind of tough. We really knew that Mark always dated younger; that could have been an advantage for the twenty year olds. But I think as he went through the dates, Mark got to see a whole new world, I guess, open up for him as far as dating older women; how much we had to offer. So I think once he got a little taste of some of the forty year olds and older women, I think he really just kinda started to lean towards the older women.
TM: What was your reaction to the other women on the show with you, Lynn?
LB: Instantly my reaction was with the forty year olds, we didn’t know about the twenty year olds until a couple days later.
LB: But the forty year old group, we instantly bonded right away. We were having so much fun that we almost would forget that there was a bachelor involved in why we were there. We were just having so much fun and just bonded. There was no competition between our group, you know within our group. So basically we all just wanted to maybe find love, if it happened. If not, we wanted one of us to. Bottom line we just wanted us to all be happy. So we just had a great time.
TM: On elimination night, what was your reaction to Maria’s changing her mind about leaving?
LB: In that moment, I had no idea what was going on. It was strange, because Maria and I didn’t share a same room or a same bathroom in the house, or the apartment, so I had no idea she was planning to leave the show.
TM: Oh, okay.
LB: I didn’t even know until I watched the show last night. We were standing up there, we couldn’t really hear what she was saying, we just knew she was talking to Mark for a long, long time and we were like, “What’s going on? What’s she saying?” I had no idea. No idea.
TM: What would you consider to be the highlight of your time on the show?
LB: The highlight for me, definitely, was rappelling down the side of the building on the first date. That’s something I would have never, ever have thought of doing and would not have been able to do if it weren’t for the show. So that’s definitely the highlight. And also, building whole new friendships with all those girls. It was great.
TM: Do you have any regrets?
LB: No. I have no regrets. It was a definite positive experience. I came back, you know, wanting to be even more active in my life and get more involved with what’s around me. So it was definitely a positive experience, for sure. Would never do another reality show, but that one was a positive experience.
TM: *laughs* Okay. Well, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to talk with me today, Lynn.
LB: You’re welcome.
– Age of Love airs on NBC on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
– Age of Love airs on the Global network in Canada on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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