90 Day Fiancé's Big Ed Is Rejected After Going in for 'Spontaneous' Kiss: 'I Felt Like an Idiot'
Big Ed is looking for love.
On discovery+'s upcoming reality series, 90 Day: The Single Life — a spinoff of the TLC hit, 90 Day Fiancé — Big Ed will be searching for the one. But while the reality star is putting his heart on the line, things don't always turn out the way he hopes.
"I am single and I am currently updating my dating profile," he says in PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek, set to air during Sunday's episode of 90 Day Bares All.
Big Ed, who dresses up in costumes for his dating profile pictures — including Elvis and a karate outfit — explains, "I want people to laugh, and costumes are a great way to kind of break the ice. Personality and confidence is what people are attracted to."
In the clip, Big Ed, 55, is also seen spending time with a younger woman on his outdoor couch, drinking wine and sitting beside his dog, Teddy.
During their hangout, he gets vulnerable. "I want you to know that I care about you. You know, I do," he says, adding that he doesn't "want to rush" things.
"I just want to be — I like being with you," he tells her.
After a pause, she thanks him for dinnner. "I appreciate it. Thank you for having me over," she says, before getting up to leave.
While at the door, she goes in for a goodbye hug. Instead, Big Ed takes the opportunity to try and plant a kiss on her lips — which she rejects by turning her head down.
"You can't do that," she tells him, as he asks, "Why not? I kissed your nose."
"No, I didn't know you were going in for that," she says.
He adds, "I didn't either. It was spontaneous."
"No, not yet," she tells him, before giving him a second hug and walking to her car.
Acknowledging the awkward moment, Big Ed says, "That was weird. Be careful, drive safe."
Recalling the failed attempt, a cringing Ed tells host Shaun Robinson on the 90 Day Bares All set that he "felt like an idiot."
On the upcoming 90 Day: The Single Life, a group of six singles from the franchise will embark on a journey to find love once again, all with the help of dating coaches, apps, events, friends and family.
As for what audiences will see of Big Ed, who flew to the Philippines to meet his former flame Rosemarie for the first time on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days? He's back home in San Diego, California, and has enlisted some professional help to improve his dating game.
90 Day: The Single Life premieres Feb. 21 on discovery+, with new episodes dropping each week. New episodes of 90 Day Bares All drop Sundays on discovery+.
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