Ok, I thought last week’s episode was boring but boy did this episode make up for it! I feel like there is SOOOO much to talk about. Starting with how confused I am about Colton…
Colton Date (Is he for real?)-
Colton really confuses me. I think in general I’ve had my guard up about him from the very get-go. Not only because of the whole Tia situation, but also because I know Tia isn’t the only public figure he’s dated. He also dated Aly Raisman the gymnast. And it could just be by chance that he went after two girls who are in the limelight, but it’s definitely something to question.
And on his date with Becca in last night’s episode I just found him extremely awkward. Like he had nothing to say to her. I mean, I’m sure riding a camel is awkward in general. But Becca seemed to just go with it and have a good time and be playful. Whereas Colton seemed ridiculously uncomfortable. Like he couldn’t string two words together or even begin to form a sentence. Is that because he has nothing to say to her? Or is he just shy and a little bit awkward? I don’t know the answer! I also thought he didn’t have much say in the hot tub with her.
But I will say this, I’m really trying my best to not judge him. I’m trying to base my opinion of him on his actual actions on the show and not my perceived judgment of his past actions or how I perceive his awkwardness. We also only see an edited version of these people so maybe he was saying more and it was edited out. There’s really no way to know for sure.
I do like that he opened up more at dinner and we saw him speak to her. However, I’m wondering if we’re going to hear from this ex-girlfriend of his in the press. I’m curious if the way he’s describing their relationship is how it actually was. And you know what, I have no reason to not believe him. I keep wondering why I’m doubting him and the only thing I can come up with is that it’s because of the way he looks. And that is so unfair to him! I almost don’t want to write this because I don’t want you guys to think that I am the type of person that judges someone based on the way they look. But I’m just trying to be as open and honest as possible. I think we all have preconceived notions about what someone is like based on the way they look. And let’s face it, Colton is a really attractive guy! And most guys I’ve met that look like him in my life, have been players. But that is so unfair of me to judge him based on that. So I’m really trying to be as open minded with him as possible.
I’m gonna say one last thing about him. Even though I feel like maybe I am unfairly judging him because of the way he looks, I also feel like he is reading lines out of the manual to audition to be the next Bachelor. He said verbatim, “As much as my guard is up and my walls are up… only having said the word love once, is obviously because I hold a lot of weight behind that word because it has so much significance. But you’re making it easier for me to take my walls down.”
I feel like it sounds like he’s reading a script. Or setting up the narrative for all of us to “get his heart broken” at the end of this and then become the next Bachelor. Am I reading way too much into this?! I don’t know! Just who talks like that? It sounds like not something someone should say when they’re on a date, but something I would write in this blog about someone on the show that actually was genuine and did have walls up. Does that make sense? It’s like he knows the cameras are there and he’s telling us all an elaborate story about why he is a “vulnerable guy.” And then at the end of his date he says “I’m falling in love with Becca” after just telling all of us how he wouldn’t say that unless he was sooo sure. He’s had ONE date with her! And I thought his walls were up? Again, it’s like he is trying to sell us a story and I don’t think I’m buying it.
Ok did I say that was the last thing I was going to say about him, I lied. I write these blogs as I am watching the episodes and as this episode went on, I started to like him more and more. He seemed to have some level-headed things to say about some of the craziness that went on in last night’s episode. So I just don’t know what to think now! I HAVE to know what you guys think!
Group Date –
There are really only two guys I want to talk about from the group date, Blake and Chris. Let’s start with Blake!
Without a doubt Blake is going to be in the top three guys! At this point, it seems pretty obvious that she’s most into him. So I almost want to say that he’s for sure going to be the last guy standing. And I do feel pretty confident in suggesting that. However, I almost feel like we’re seeing too much of their love story at this point for it to be him in the end. I feel like we, as an audience, are falling just as much in love with Blake as Becca is. And usually when someone gets that kind of edit it’s because the producers want us to fall in love with him because they’re setting him up to be the next Bachelor. I for one would absolutely love to see him as the next Bachelor! He’s a cutie, super sweet and well spoken. Plus he has a little bit of a nerdy side to him to that I find really endearing. So if he doesn’t end up with Becca in the end, I would love to see him be the next one handing out roses. What do you guys think? Tell me in the comments below!
Now on to Chris. He honestly immediately turned me off in the beginning of the episode when he said Vegas was his speed. Or maybe I’m not remembering his words correctly, but he said something about Vegas being his kind of city. Any guy that says Vegas is his kind of city I feel like isn’t ready to settle down. What do you guys think? Don’t get me wrong, I love going to Vegas for a night or two! But I would never describe it as my kind of city. That just seems like something someone who is single and likes to be single says. No? I’m curious to hear what you guys think. With all that said, I think it will be easy for us to judge the way he acted at the end of the group date because we see a lot of him being super confident and a lot of him complaining. But here’s the thing, I honestly understand why he was so upset. I bet he and the guys were sitting there for five hours while Becca went off on one-on-one dates during the group date. And after sitting there and waiting so long, I get why he was mad that he didn’t get any time with her. And she didn’t really seem like she cared that she didn’t get any time with him. Which was an immediate sign to me that she wasn’t into him.
And at one point in the show he said that Becca needed to win him over and I kind of love that he said that. Because it is a two-way street. The one thing that annoys me about the show is that every contestant is always head over heels about the lead. But in real life, that’s just not how things work. I like that somebody is saying, especially a guy, that he needs to be won over.
David is the worst in my opinion. He purposely tries to push Jordan’s buttons and I think that’s just ugly. I know we see Jordan lash out and say ridiculous things, and really that’s just a part of who Jordan is, he says ridiculous things! But David takes it to an ugly place by trying to be cruel. I just don’t like him. And the way he worded it when he told Becca that Jordan said that he was settling for her was just so messed up in my opinion. It wasn’t like he said “Jordan said he’s settling for you.” Instead, he said it in a way where it almost seemed like Becca should feel like she’s someone guys settle for. I don’t know if that makes sense or even how to word this properly. I just remember feeling like what he said to Becca was so hurtful. For instance, on my season I remember being super self-conscious about not feeling like I was pretty enough or good enough to be the Bachelorette. If one of my guys had said something like this to me, it would’ve totally messed with my head. I wouldn’t have felt good enough and I would’ve felt like the guys were settling for me. I just get the sense that his comments made Becca feel that way. Not cool! I’m glad Becca sent him home first and I think it speaks volumes that she just walked away from him and didn’t even give him a proper hug goodbye. I think she felt exactly what I’m feeling towards him.
Jordan is great for entertainment on the show, but obviously not for Becca. I don’t think it surprised any of us that she sent him home at the end of the day. I’m actually surprised she kept him around this long. But I’m so glad she did because man does he make me laugh! Every single episode of the show so far I have literally laughed out loud at the ridiculous things that come out of his mouth. He’s hysterical! But I have no doubts that we’ll see him in paradise this summer. How amazing would it be if Jordan and Daniel from Canada both ended up in paradise. They are my two favorite people in the history of the show! Bye for now, Jordan! See you in paradise! And by that I mean I’ll see you on TV. I’m obviously not going to paradise. Ha!
OK, this is getting way too long and at this point I feel like my head is spinning with everything going on. And I have to go nurse Riley now anyway :-). Ha! Mom life. A far cry from my days as the Bachelorette over eight years ago. But let’s discuss everything in the comments below! There’s so much to talk about!
Oh but before you go, check out some of my looks on Ali Luvs from this past week. I LOVEEEEEE these outfits. Many of them are affordable too!