Will Erica Washington and Kendal Kirkland's love survive 'Temptation Island'? Here's why couple had no rules
Four extremely bold, unmarried couples test their fidelity on USA Network's popular reality show 'Temptation Island'. To make things interesting, there are 24 singles (12 men and 12 women) whose sole job on the show is to lure the committed couple. Whichever couple resists the temptation and manages to stay loyal is declared the winner of the show.
Unfortunately, the show has a very poor track record of successful couples. None of the couples who appeared on the show managed to stay together after leaving the show, irrespective of whether they left with their original partner or a new partner.
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'Temptation Island' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about USA Network's dating reality show
The four couples who will be testing their relation on Season 3 of 'Temptation Island' are Kristen Ramos and Julian Allen, Chelsea Orcutt and Thomas Gipson, Erica Washington and Kendal Kirkland, and Erin Smith and Corey Sobczyk. While each of these couples has their own fair share of red flags in their relationship ranging from infidelity to trust issues, it's Erica and Kendal's relationship that managed to catch our attention.
Erica, 24, has been dating Kendal, 26, for nearly two-and-a-half years now. Although she is convinced that Kendal is perfect for her, unfortunately, he doesn't seem to be entirely on board with the idea that Erica might be the one for him. In his introduction, Kendal declares that he's a perfectionist and won't settle for anything less than perfection. Although he acknowledges that Erica is very sweet and charming, he feels that she falls short when it comes to being ambitious and setting goals. He complains about how she gives up without seeing through what she started, and that somehow affects his perception of her.
Erica points out that she tries her best, but even her best attempts aren't good enough for Kendal. So, the couple came on the show to see if they really are perfect for each other, or if there's someone better for them out there. Kendal revealed that he is a firm believer in the institution of marriage and only wants to be married once, and never wants to divorce or be separated from his partner, so he is determined to find a girl who checks all his boxes.
While he seems to put Erica through the wringer, he, however, does not seem to set the bar too high when it comes to the singles on 'Temptation Island'. When it was time for the singles to be introduced, Kendal could be seen checking out almost all the women and generously praising a couple of them, much to his girlfriend's annoyance. Later, when the host of the show, Mark Walberg, asked the couples if they had any ground rules set for each other to protect their relationship and enjoy their time on 'Temptation Island' without hurting each other, Kendal happily declares that there were no ground rules. He later admits that he pushed Erica into agreeing to place no rules so that both of them can make the best of their time on the show. It looks like things might not end very well for this couple, if Kendal's enthusiasm on seeing the singles women is anything to go by.
'Temptation Island' Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, February 16, at 10 pm ET/PT on USA Network.