Former Love Island actress Faye Winter stated that as she got older, she felt more pressure to meet her mate.
The 28-year-old reality personality left the villa in June 2021 with Teddy Soares, also 28, but their romance ended after 18 months.
Since mending from her loss, the ex-estate agent moved herself and her dog Bonnie back to her homeland of Devon and has spent time ‘concentrating on wellbeing’.
She talked about yearning for love and how she was weary of being asked about her relationship status as she approached 30.
Faye told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think there’s a stigma – and I can relate to this – I’m 28 and it’s all, “When are you going to find somebody? When are you going to get married?”
Reflecting on connections that develop later in life, the diva revealed her thoughts on a programme that is expected to challenge the series that made her famous – My Mum, Your Dad.
ITV, the newest challenger to enter the dating reality show field, unveiled a match-making series for adult people in the aim of sparking fresh love fires, much like their mega hit Love Island has done every summer.
Faye didn’t hesitate to express her admiration for the notion when asked if she felt it was a good idea.
She said: ‘I’m very excited. Oh my goodness I think it’s a great idea.
‘People are all in different parts of their lives and I think there should be a show that celebrates especially – they’re not even older people – but more mature people finding love.
‘There shouldn’t be a taboo around it, it shouldn’t be that once you’re past a certain age you’re left on the shelf, you’re never gig to love again, you’re never going to have sex again and that’s it.
‘You’re someone’s mum and dad and that’s all your job is and I think actually we should celebrate people from all ages and all backgrounds having the opportunity to be able to be loved.’
Faye said that she was taking a break from dating to ‘get back to me’ after the whirlwind that was Love Island.
She revealed: ‘I’m definitely at a point where if I find somebody, I don’t think I would ever judge them if they’re in the public eye or not.
‘It doesn’t really bother me, I just really want somebody that is honest and I just really want somebody that just cares for animals like I do.
‘I want somebody that cares for me and also can block out the noise of sometimes being in the public eye because it is hard. You’ve got lots of opinions floating around.’
After six months in Devon, the ex-Islander is open to expanding her dating horizons, but for the time being, she’s focusing on her volunteer work with Guide Dogs UK, for which she’s been nominated as a Celebrity Charity Champion in the National Third Sector Charity Awards, which take place on September 22.
Source My Celebrity Life.