Sharlene, 26, VIC
I had just gotten to point in the house where I was really wondering why I was still there and why I had spent such little time with Matty.
I didn’t really say to Matty that I didn’t want to be in the house but I did ask him where things were heading for us and if he felt we had anything. He was actually really honest about how he felt.
I spoke to Michelle and basically said I didn’t know how much longer I could do this for without knowing where I stand. It was coming to the end of the cocktail party and I didn’t know if I could it for another week.
I think I needed more time with him to really see if he was someone for me. On the exterior, he looks lovely and he has great manners but I don’t actually know Matty. It’s hard to make that call.
The experience was fantastic. I met some amazing people, particularly behind the scenes in hair and makeup and I just had the best time.
I think Florence was one of the highlights from my time in the mansion. She is so funny – she has such a Dutch sense of humour. We understood each other with our similar backgrounds [Sharlene is Russian].
I message the girls from time to time, but I’m closest to Michelle and Florence.
There’s always people that won’t get along with each other. There’s 22 women in the one house – and they wouldn’t necessarily be friends on the outside. There were disagreements. I wouldn’t say it was catty or feisty it was more like certain people didn’t gel with others.
I think it went so well and everything happened as it should have.
I haven’t stopped being active in the dating scene. I’m not on tinder anymore. I’ve had some really great experiences and I’m really happy with where I’m at right now.
I think while I was in the house, I really felt like Elise was front-runner. I haven’t really seen the girls with Matty, on their own. In the house it was Elise but watching it on screen I look at Laura and Tara and think they have a strong connection with him.
If you want to do the show, then you should go for it. It’s a great experience and you’ll meet some amazing people.