Stuttering on First Dates (Ep. 444)

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Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson joins Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering and his experience participating in the British reality television show First Dates. During today’s episode we hear several clips from Mr. Thompson’s appearances on First Dates and his comments and thoughts on the experience.

When asked to share some dating advice to others who stutter, Mr. Thompson said, “Don’t hide from it [stuttering]; there’s no point…If you try not to stammer, you’re just going to stammer anyway.”

PAUL THOMPSON is a 32 year-old person who stutters from Weymouth, England who recently appeared on the British series “First Dates.” IMDB describes the series as an “Interactive dating experiment in which real dates are filmed, and then viewers get the chance to apply to date the unsuccessful participants the following week.”