Tell us how you got involved with For Love or Money.
I had gone to a St. Patrick's Day party at a judge's house on my block. The streets were blocked off, it was packed. Luckily it was only 11 in the morning, when I was approached [by Love or Money casting people] about the show. I went in the next day and talked to them for about an hour.
And what did you think? You don't even have a TV, so you're not familiar with the whole reality genre.
Well, they said it would be me and fifteen girls - so I didn't see a problem. [laughs] They told me all the girls were great, and I kind of trusted them.
The funny thing is I hate blind dates. Hate them, hate them, hate them. This is like the biggest blind date you could imagine.
What did you think when you first met the girls?
I was excited. They were pretty and seemed nice.
Were you a bit shy around that many beautiful women?
I think partly it was the situation. I grew up really, really shy. Even through college I had a hard time getting dates.
It was a big deal [at Texas A&M] to get a date to a football game. I'd have like Plan A "Jennifer", Plan B "Cindy" - through Plan F. Seriously, I'd be calling saying "Um, hi this is Rob. I'm in your Psychology class…" Nobody would ever say I'm shy now, but back then, definitely.
On the show, it took me awhile to warm up a bit.
What did your mom think about you doing the show?
Well, when I first told her she said, "Oh, how embarrassing." Then I told her I was going to L.A., she said "Rob, whatever you do, tell them you're an orphan."
Does mom ever give you dating advice?
Yes, she said, "Don't get married until you're thirty and marry a rich orphan."
We asked the girls the same three questions and now we'll ask you:
If money weren't a concern, what would your ultimate luxury item be?
What three people would you combine to be your ideal mate?
Marilyn Vos Savant. ["Ask Marilyn" from Parade Magazine.]
The money, the brains and the looks.
Would you rather have a wealthy wife or a poor soul mate?