After a slow start Love Island’s Yewande Biala finally found someone to couple up with, romantically. But it doesn’t mean she’s letting her guard down.
Last week, the 23-year-old was asked on a date by villa newcomer Danny Williams and the pair have since officially coupled up and even shared a kiss.
But Yewande – who says that before the show she was single for four years to focus on her science studies – continues to play her cards close to her chest, refusing to believe Danny’s intentions are sincere.
In the clearest display of self-sabotage we’ve seen on TV since, well, the last season of Love Island, Yewande can’t let herself enjoy being coupled up and, instead, is keeping Danny at arm’s length.
In Tuesday night’s episode Yewande looked for reassurance from Anna, saying: “I don’t know if my insecurities are creeping in on me, my head is saying he’s lying and chatting shit.”
Anna reassured her (and later told the beach hut “I don’t think she rates herself or realises how beautiful she is inside and out”), but Yewande wasn’t satiated by the display of female solidarity. She wanted answers.
In a scene familiar to anyone who has ever questioned the intentions of someone they’re dating – Yewande started asking Danny loaded questions, caveated by saying she wouldn’t “be offended” by his answers.
Danny stayed on script, confirming he does indeed like her, he isn’t a “dickhead boy telling her what she wants to hear”, and he won’t move on elsewhere.
If Danny will stay committed to Yewande or not none of us know. He could be playing the game or have his head turned at a later stage. But for now, he is saying all the right things.
Unfortunately for her, Yewande is still stuck in that downward tailspin that means any time they spends together is tainted by awkwardness and doubt.
And viewers can relate, hard.
Yewande is the most relatable girl in the villa RN & it burns to see on t.v. When you've felt unwanted in your life, and then some (attractive) guy comes in and actually wants you? Idk, hard to quiet the voice in ur head. Lets lift our sis up, all of us gals been here #LoveIsland— sammy (@sarapullsup) June 18, 2019
‘Usually I’m doing all the chasing and actually having someone who’s emotionally available and wants you is weird’ wow never related to something so much Yewande😭— fokin el😏 (@elklien) June 18, 2019
I am here for Yewande and her honesty. She’s saying and articulating brilliantly what so many women feel during the early stages #LoveIsIand— Teresa Uithaler (@TUithaler) June 18, 2019
Yewande is me coming up with excuses to prevent my own happiness #loveisland— tit nugget (@NuggetTit) June 18, 2019
Self sabotaging seems better than allowing a man to break my heart. AGAIN 😂😂😂😂— tiwa (@Funkeee_Tee) June 18, 2019
Yewande just replying with ‘ok’ is me anytime someone opens up to me #LoveIsland— lewys (@lookingforlewys) June 18, 2019
But that doesn’t mean we don’t want her to snap out of it.
Come on sis, you’ve got this.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.