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This Reality Star Just Found Out She's Dating Her Cousin

One of the best things about online dating is that it can open you up to a ton of random suitors — going on that awkward blind date with your best friend's brother-in-law is no longer the only option for "putting yourself out there." It's one of the few ways to break out of one's comfort zone — most apps don't require you to have mutual friends with the person you're talking to online. Unfortunately for My Big Fat Fabulous Life reality star Whitney Thore, her online courtship hit just a little too close to home. And by "too close to home," I mean she's actually related to the dude she's been seeing. Yikes.Just when Thore met a nice, sane, cute dude, he went on dropped the "by the way we're related" bombshell. A new clip from the TLC series, which was released by Us Weekly, shows Thore out on another date with Nathan, a guy she met online in last week's episode. Things seemed to be going pretty well for the pair, until Nathan revealed that he received some not-so-great news from his own mother. He told Thore:"We are related. We're, like, second cousins or something. I was telling my mom — she asked about the date, and I mentioned your name. … I forgot how the connection was, but she knew everybody's name, and she was telling me how we're tied together somehow in our family, and I was like, 'What?'"Umm, yeah. The story is so wild that it only makes sense when Thore assumed that Nathan is pulling some bizarre breakup tactic. Alas, he insists that's not the case... and all that's left for Thore to do is, well, cringe.Said the TV star about the big relative reveal:"I feel like I entered into something that I would not have entered into had I had all the information — and I feel gross."You know what, Thore? Same. In the words of Gretchen Wieners: "That is so not right." Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Harlots Premiere Quotes You Need To Read To BelieveUnfortunately, Harlots Is Still Accurate About Sex WorkThe Mindy Project's Sixth Season Will Be Its Last

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The Harlots Premiere Quotes You Need To Read To Believe

Harlots arrives today on Hulu to bring all the varied shades of female sexuality to television. The British drama follows an 18th century mother named Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), who also happens to be a brothel owner. In “Episode 1,” Margaret makes the difficult decision to auction off her youngest daughter Lucy’s virginity to the highest bidder.Margaret’s choice for Lucy (Eloise Smyth) is dark and disturbing, but in the matriarch’s mind it’s the only way to advance her family’s financial and social standing. As Margaret and Lucy deal with that moral quandary, the oldest Wells sister Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) considers signing what’s essentially an ownership contract from her wealthy and whiny benefactor, Sir George (Hugh Skinner).Although the Harlots pilot has all the depth and lush beauty of premium Emmy bait like Outlander or The Tudors, it also has something they’re missing. The Hulu newbie hides a crackling wit underneath its serious surface. When they’re not dealing with the real-life dangers of sex work, the characters of Harlots say some truly absurd and unexpected things in “Episode 1.” Take a look at the slideshow to see what we mean.“You are the pineapple of Great Britain,” — Sir George to Charlotte.Never use this on Tinder.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“How can I relinquish my freedom to a man who thinks I’m a pineapple?” — Charlotte.I ask myself the same thing every day.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“I’m the Duchess of Quim,” — Emily (Holli Dempsey).“Quim,” for those unfamiliar with 18th century slang, means vagina.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“I am sunk in lust and lechery. What is the cost of my soul?” — man to Betsey Fletcher (Alexa Davies).“Five shillings.”Souls have a very specific and shrewd price.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“I want your forgiveness.” — man to Betsey Fletcher after leaving her to die.“Eight shillings.”The price of souls only goes up when you’re a coward.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“I won’t harm you, look!” — Charles (Douggie McMeekin) to Emily, while pulling out an old-timey condom.Harlots deserves your viewership if only for its use of old-timey condoms.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“The lieutenant would cherish a voyage on your peaks,” — Margaret Wells to Fanny Lambert (Bronwyn James).There’s nothing the women of Harlots enjoy more than good innuendo.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“Sweet Emily, why don’t you just cluck off?” — Kitty Carter (Lottie Tolhurst) to Emily.The only thing these ladies prefer is a fun pun.Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.“Nothing comes for free, sir.” — Daniel Marney (Rory Fleck Byrne) to Charlotte.“You would, I guarantee it.”See what I mean?Photo: Liam Daniel/Hulu.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?This Reality Star Just Found Out She's Dating Her Cousin Unfortunately, Harlots Is Still Accurate About Sex WorkThe Mindy Project's Sixth Season Will Be Its Last

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