There was an Air Wisconsin pilot on one of those types of reality shows a few years ago. Don't remember which one, but I remember him saying that it was mostly getting paid to hang out on a beach in Hawaii for a month. They only saw the girl about 30 minutes each day, and they were not allowed to see or talk with her outside of the appointed times, and cameras were all around and on during those times. Apparently they do so much editing to make it look like they were all hanging out together with this chick all the time.
He is a good guy because he gave me the jumpseat on his plane quite a bit. Lives in the New Braunfels/San Antonio corridor. I get on this site once every six months and this is the most useful info I find here? Pathetic. All you read here is pilots talking smack about other pilots when they are on PS3 breaks. Pathetic.
But I digress, hope Jake gets what he wants. He's a good guy who is in his thirties and should be thinking about settling down.