She's writing a book on dating and wanted to put herself in as many situations as possible, including reality TV, speed dating and more traditional ways of finding that special someone.
She wasn't the only contestant with another agenda."Everyone had ulterior motives," says Perl-Raver.
"Sort of like America's player was on also interestingly categorized its houseguests under four high school stereotypes – brainiacs, athletes, offbeats and populars – and they also withhold and reward contestants with certain foods and alcohol.
So what reality TV does , she says "That's a great reality show, because the rules are laid out and people know what they're getting into.""The Real World started as a brilliant documentary," she adds.
She said her friends and family questioned the uncharacteristic move."I bit him because he was such a bad kisser.
Jason Mesnick also shocked audiences earlier in 2009 by changing his mind after the season finale, switching out Melissa for Molly as his true love."I just really hope that reality TV doesn't become the last bastion of entertainment …
I would love to think that, like everything else – the pet rock, the hula hoop – the entertainment value of reality TV is going to dwindle." Perl-Raver would rather see a resurgence in scripted television, acknowledging that's hard during a recession.
"Everybody had something they wanted to get out of it." She adds that Los Angeles, full of aspiring actors, models and industry insiders, is the perfect place for reality producers to prepare their cast and scenario recipes."Of course it was a bunch of actors," she says.
"They put out casting calls to agencies and casting companies.
They want attractive people who are comfortable in front of a camera." She believes only one person in her episode was truly looking to meet someone without writing or the entertainment industry as added benefits.