Who is the most likely to get the other into trouble?
Dan: It depends on the day.
Hayden: I would say Dan. Dan is more likely to go in there and tackle a sheep without thinking of it! I sometimes stop and think a little bit, but with Dan, there is no thinking—he just goes.
Who is the first to get on the dance floor?
Hayden: We are fighting each other! I love dancing.
To what song?
Hayden: I love Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita”. It reminds me of high school. They need to play that song more.
Who is the better surfer?
Dan: H [Hayden]. Definitely. H was born in the water and I was a late bloomer. And he was a lifeguard for so long.
Who is the most clumsy?
D: Probably me! How many times did I trip over when we were filming?
H: Because Dan is in his own little world sometimes. Or he will be on the phone and just walk in front of a bike.
Who is the most romantic?
Hayden: When you don’t have a girlfriend it’s hard to be romantic.
Dan: H is definitely the most romantic one. He has a girlfriend. I’m genuinely romantic when I have a girlfriend, though. I go all out on dates. The most genuine thing you can do is cook a girl a meal.
Hayden: For me, the best first date meal is some form of seafood and a salad. And pair it with some nice white wine.
Would you rule out dating someone because they weren’t into food?
Dan: No, we would never do that. I see it more of a challenge.
Catch Dan and Hayden on Surfing the Menu (Sundays, 6 PM on ABC).
Dan shared his perfect date night recipe with WHO:
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 prawns, peeled and deveined, heads kept aside
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
500g sweet potato peeled and coarsely grated
1⁄2 handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan over medium-high heat
and cook the prawn heads for 3–5 minutes or until they are red
and the oil is aromatic. Use a slotted spoon to remove the heads and discard. Add the garlic and cook for 3–4 minutes or until golden brown.
2 Sprinkle in the chilli flakes, allowing it to add heat to the oil for
a minute before adding the prawns. Slide them around to coat in
the oil, and cook for 2–3 minutes or until they change colour.
3 Add the sweet potato and cook, tossing, for about 3 minutes to soften. Toss in half the parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with the lemon juice, then divide between serving bowls. Top with remaining parsley and … dig in!
Recipe via Surfing the Menu: Next Generation (Simon & Schuster, $49.99)