In a new promo for the Ten series, one of the bachelorettes is baffled when asked "Do you understand what Matt's job is?" by a producer.
Her reply? "No, not really. Am I supposed to?" she laughs.
During the first cocktail party, another bachelorette struggles to pronounce the "very big" word, while one contestant hilariously observes, "It sounds like a fake job. Like, my boyfriend's an astrophysicist".
But they're not only ones confused by 31-year-old Matt's field of work.
In a trailer released last week—which has since gone viral—23-year-old property analyst Abbie endearingly confuses astrophysics and astrology, and tells the new suitor that she's "a Gemini". (For the record, Matt is a Leo).
The clip even caught the attention of Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, who tweeted to her 1.54 million followers: "WHERE CAN I WATCH THIS WHOLE SEASON?!"
If you need a primer on what Matt actually does for a living, he sums things up best himself. "As an astrophysicist, I get to basically research to try and find another planet for future generations to live on," he explains in a promo. "I'm really proud of what I've achieved in my career so far, but at the end of the day you can't have a cuddle with a PHD."
The Bachelor Australia competition is looking fierce so far. To date, we've been introduced to 28-year-old chemical engineer Chelsie, who won Matt over with a temporary tattoo of the chemical structure of oxytocin (points for originality and science).
Meanwhile, three bachelorettes have tried to charm Matt in three different languages. 25-year-old Helena sparked a flirt-fest in French, while 30-year-old New South Wales contestant Sogand cheekily tricked him to propose in Persian. 24-year-old Queenslander Kristen also exchanged some phrases with Matt in Mandarin.
Matt himself ticks a lot of boxes: he's not only intelligent but has dashing good looks, likes to stay keep fit and is a secret weapon in the kitchen.
"I'm really hoping to fall in love. It's the best feeling in the world," Matt said in a statement. "I'm at a stage in my life where I'm established in my career, I own my own home and finding someone to share my life with would make it the trifecta."
The Bachelor Australia is coming soon to Ten.