Hi Everyone! Mindy here! Can you believe there are only TWO girls left on The Bachelor?? This season has been a whirlwind and I feel as though it has also been one of the toughest seasons to predict … just when I think I have it all figured out, Arie throws a curveball my way!!! Does anyone else feel the same??
Alright, let’s get this started with Kendall’s date with Arie. I was SO convinced for the longest time that Kendall and Lauren would be the two girls left in the end (see my previous recap here with my predictions … this was one of Arie’s many curveballs!) but after watching last night’s episode of The Bachelor it made sense that Kendall went home considering she was the only one who fully admitted that if Arie asked her to marry him that she would say no. While this is the WHOLE point of the show, to be fair to her, it IS a little ridiculous to rush a proposal for no good reason. I think it’s fair to take your time with something like this, but on the other hand, she knew that this was what she was getting herself into when she auditioned for the show … but then I guess she didn’t know how she would feel about Arie either … she could have fallen MADLY in love with him and she may have been 100% ready for a proposal. I guess in the end, and after all of my rambling, this does tell us one thing, that Arie and Kendall weren’t meant to be! However, in regards to their date, I honestly feel as though these two had so much fun together and I really think that they have a genuine connection. They are both a bit quirky and goofy and they seem to get a kick out of each other’s nerdiness so I think if they met outside of The Bachelor that they probably would have hit it off, dated for a while and eventually would have gotten engaged. Just my two cents.
Moving on to Lauren’s date … you can tell Arie really likes Lauren … I mean, it’s kind of obvious considering he told her he loved her about a MILLION times, but I have to say, while I was watching them interact last night I couldn’t help but feel this pit in my stomach. I was watching them interact and I saw Lauren open up to him and you could tell she let her guard down as soon as he told her he loved her (which any girl would!) and I immediately felt sick to my stomach over it because I had this little feeling that she was going to get hurt. I really wish Arie would have kept those three little words to himself until the very end because it’s unfair to tell two girls you love them … it instills false hope in both of them because when it comes down to it, one of them is going to be left heartbroken and I really hope it’s not Lauren as I feel like this will close her off even more than she already is.
Last but not least, we have Becca’s date … this date completely confused me for a couple of reasons. First, Arie also told Becca he loved her repeatedly (gah, Arie!!!), THEN Becca’s ex showed up in PERU to confess his love for her. Ok, when I was watching this I couldn’t help but roll my eyes … did production set this up? I mean, you would think that if he loved Becca SO MUCH that he would have reached out to her MONTHS ago to try and get back together with her. If you love someone that much you can at least text them to say “Hey, I really want to see you want to meet up this weekend?” … but no, apparently he decided to stay silent and then show up in Peru to try and win her over once he realized she had moved on. I’m so confused. Someone, please enlighten me here!!
Also, if we rewind just a bit to Arie and Becca’s morning after their date, I couldn’t help but cringe at the fact that they woke up in a tent in a desert … and then went out into the blazing sun to have breakfast picnic style. I mean, I’m all for this as an evening date because I think it’s a cute idea but it seems like the last thing I would want to do after an overnight date. Watching it just made me thirsty and I couldn’t imagine how dry their mouths would have been. LOL!! Maybe I’m overthinking it though!!
Alright, so we are officially down to the last two girls and I have NO IDEA who Arie is going to pick. My heart wants him to pick Lauren because I don’t want her to get hurt but my gut is telling me that he is going to pick Becca. What do you think?? Make sure to share your predictions below and we will see who nailed it next week!!
Until then …