Shortly after the second series began in December , The Guardian 's Tim Dowling said that, "When you strip away its tired, utterly false premise, all that remains of Take Me Out is a lot of flashing lights and some scripted innuendo delivered in a range of regional accents. I don't like nightclubs and I cover my upper arms at all times. Despite the fact Param himself took it light-heartedly, many Sikhs found this remark to be extremely offensive. But about a series ago, Take Me Out really started to grow on me. But the women behind those podiums, however much I fail to identify with them for wanting to be on TV with their armpits constantly on show, make it gripping viewing. Param later went on to describe the backlash that he received from sections of the Sikh community. Female contestants complained that they were forced to choose men who they didn't find attractive, while some of the show's male contestants went home without a date after the girls were told not to choose them.