Girls Write Out
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
So I have been asked for my opinion on the new season of the Bachelor? I have a migraine but I'm going to do my best, I finally got though the Tivoed version. Let's see. First off, Lt. McDreamy is by far the best looking, most well-rounded Bachelor they've had. Iron Man -- well I guess! Love that they picked a decent guy who became something (Navy Doctor for those of you not watching, stationed in Hawaii and pure eye candy, he wasn't a spoiled brat born into something.) My friend's husband said he was so perfect HE might start to fall for him. LOL

We also learned that he can commit. Six time Iron Man, Navy, Medical School -- what's a wife after that?

Lessons learned so far from this season of the Bachelor: The Worm is not an attractive party trick in a mini-dress and it won't get you the attention you're looking for. There is good attention, and there is car accident attention.

Announcing that you're a B-- on national television when you get dumped only makes it true -- and finding new dates might present a problem if the guy has a sister who tuned in.

Finally: A room full of women vying for a man's attention is just a recipe for disaster -- add alcohol to the mix and you're asking for trouble.

I'm old here, never really drank, so can someone please tell me, did you ever look for a life partner by getting sloshed and then slurring your words? Just a question. My head hurts. : ) Kristin
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At 12:56 PM, Blogger Anna said...

My friend, Renee, and I laughed our heads off at The Bachelor this week. Seriously? He taught Sunday School? Paper boy of the year? I'm sure they must have forgotten to mention his days as an Eagle Scout and his volunteer work with the Red Cross (or some equally worthy institution). Are there really guys this seemingly perfect? Who are they going to follow him with?

At 12:57 PM, Blogger jycal said...

Ok, I only watched the first 20 minutes, but why does this quy need this show to find a real woman and is that what he'll get on this show? Is it my 52" LCD HDTV or were these "girls" for the most part not that attractive? My advice, go for one of the lawyers... and do only southern girls apply for this show? Opps, I'll probably get in trouble for that one.

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Valerie in PA said...

Well, just a note about this "Bachelor." He grew up in Lancaster County, PA. That's Amish country, folks. (and I was proud to call it home for 17 years) It's a pretty wholesome and highly "religious" area. Most folks attend church - even if they aren't true born-again believers -so it's entirely possible he took those values with him.

The local news stations here in the area interviewed him and he certainly appears to have a strong faith. Although why he thinks he needs to find a wife on a reality show is beyond me.

Speaking as a 36-year-old "Christian Single," there are plenty of us in churches across the country who would love to meet someone like Andy who has it all together.

(Sorta like Kevin and Ashley...)

Just food for thought.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Valerie in PA said...

Oh yes, as an addendum, I do not watch "The Bachelor" on principle. (but I understand if you do and enjoy it) I've just seen his interviews on the local news.

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Anna said...

I haven't watched the Bachelor before, but I think I might this time. I think I agree with you, Valerie. He seems so solid that it's almost absurd to think of him shopping for a wife on a reality show. I hope that if he is truly a man of faith that he reflects that in the moral choices he makes on this show. I was laughing about the Sunday School thing because it was just one thing after another about how great this guy is, so when he mentioned that, my friend and I were like, "Of COURSE he taught Sunday School." Anyone else they ever choose as the Bachelor is going to seem lame by comparison.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

I couldn't stop laughing during the Bachelor. The guy was TOO perfect...I was laughing out of sheer disbelief! LOL! I think I lost it around, "Humanitarian of the Year" award. Yeah, this guy seems pretty perfect and I just don't get why he feels the need to wife-shop on t.v.

jycal, I was wondering whether he'll actually find a "real" woman on the show as well. I mean you, quite obviously, have to pass a certain "pysical appearance" test and someone who is maybe only average looking, or maybe carries an extra 10 pounds, doesn't seem to make the cut. It seems this guy needs someone who's beautiful inside - not saying these women aren't, lol - and you're eliminating a lot of women based on appearance...or their lack thereof.

This is the best Bachelor they have had so far. I'm not sure they'll be able to top him! But, I'd really like to see some morals and values displayed. Hopefully this one-time Sunday school teacher will be able to resist all kinds of temptation and hold to the values he taught those little children. Here's hoping!

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

Hehe, thanks Kristin :)

I think that being the Navy doctor and athlete and all he just may not really have TIME to meet women. And the ones that he does meet could probably rival him in athletics, so he could be looking for a feminine woman to 'take care of' (in a completely non-offensive way, of course, but men need to be needed). If you can math him push-up for push-up that's probably not such a great approach. *shrug*

Just my take. I was offended that there were no redheads. And, yes, the South seems to be overly represented. (And I'm from WV so we're normally considered southern)

Can we use tequila instead of eggs?


At 7:16 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

MATCH him push-up for push-up, I mean :)

At 8:05 PM, Blogger allen said...

Time for a guys input...please, no one take offense, this is not meant as a reflection of what any of you posted here but a reflection of the show and the decline of society...well, maybe not all is just a TV show after all...or is it? I saw the commercial for the show and it seemed like an add for a new James Bond movie (all that was missing was the exploding cars). Maybe I'm cynical or maybe I just sort of get tired of seeing women drool over the 'perfect guy' look (the whole 0 percent body fat and perfectly toned body). Several girls in the class I teach on Friday were drooling over the muscular guys in the new 300 movie describing them as Great Hunks of Greek Man Meat. Anymore it seems like a man isn't a real man unless he possess a movie star jaw line, a six pack abs and perfect hair.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Allen, it feels the same way for us women. If you're not endowed with silicone and sporting underwear in public, you're not worthy as a woman. The show is an embarrassment, no getting around it. I watched that episode in about 20 minutes on Tivo and I think I spent too much time. LOL I hate the catty stuff. These girls aren't good catty, like Jane Austen, they're just stupid catty showing their claws -- and a whole lot more. : ) I hope there are some nice girls who went under the radar. I liked the local girl from Palo Alto, she seems v.v. cool. : ) Kristin

At 8:54 PM, Blogger allen said...

Oh I totally agree about the "Perfect Babe" look...I quite honestly find that the whole skinny, starved, "body-of-a-twelve-year-old-boy" look that actresses like Cameron Diaz is cultivating is sickening. And I don't care how good a doctor is, silicone just isn't natural!

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Allen, that phrase, "skinny, starved, 'body-of-a-twelve-year-old-boy' look..." is EXACTLY, word for word what my husband says! LOL! Kinda shocking, yet refreshing to hear there are other men out there who don't appreciate that look! Thanks for giving a guy perspective.

Oh, and I was more impressed with the Bachelor's accomplishments than with his physique. Swimming, college with the Navy, began training for Navy Seal, doctor, 6 time finisher of iron-man, humanitarian...and he just turned 30!? I began trying to add up the years it would take to do all that and....well makes me wonder what I've been doing. LOL!

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Elaina M. Avalos said...

It's very difficult for men in the military to find single, intelligent, career minded women (if that's what he's looking for. I promise you, he can find a chick. But she's probably not who he would want to talk home to his mama in Amish country) in MOST military towns. Now, I get that he's in Hawaii. But typically, bases/posts are not in the most glamorous places. The jokes around here relate to the only single women being "dancers" at "Sugars." And then factoring in the military lifestyle in general, even if they're in a place like Hawaii, it makes it very difficult for them to meet women. That's why a lot of our men and women in the armed forces use online services as well.

I live in a military town. Worked for the Marine Corps and have dated my fair share of Marines. Although Lt. Andy is Navy it's not all that different when it comes to things like this.

So before you comment about why he'd do The Bachelor, understand that he's not in a profession that makes meeting and marrying easy. That's why the saying, "If the _____ wanted you to have a wife, they would've issued you one." Fill in whatever service you want in the blank.

I wouldn't do it. And I hate seeing women act like that and I hope one emerges that is not an idiot. But it's not easy to be a sailor, Marine or soldier and meet a quality woman because of time constraints, the available pool in small military towns and those of the available who can actually take being an awesome, amazing military wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The story is that he is engaged now. My hope is that it's someone who has the strength to actually be a military wife and isn't just into the uniform. Because you don't get to see the uniform if he's at sea or overseas for six months or longer at a time. A uniform doesn't take out the trash, get the oil changed in the car or help you raise the kids. The sailor, Marine or soldier does. When he's home. So I hope whoever she is, isn't an idiot.

But don't judge him for how he's trying to find her. His life isn't exactly set up for meeting someone.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

So all this talk I had to go online and check it out - too funny. He does seem rather nice and I'm afraid the women are going to eat him alive. :)

I agree, Kayla ... no redheads to represent! (and I'm blonde and noticed!)

These shows confuse me. I have a hard time wondering how someone can actually develop a deep and intimate relationship (intimate meaning emotionally and spiritually!) on public TV. But the show intrigues me ... I may have to check the online reruns here and there just to see what happens! :)

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

sorry, one more comment as i'm watching the rerun - i love the "You have the most beautiful blonde hair!" comment. Apparently he didn't notice the dark brown eyebrows and sense "bottle blonde" :) Cute.

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Elaina M. Avalos said...

That is funny, Jaime. I thought the same thing. I was actually thinking, hmm . . . she's not all that. :)

At 12:36 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I'm a romantic. I believe if there's a connection and they get time, they can know. Our grandparents did. If they're committed to marriage and he doesn't find a woman trying to "win" why not? I just think the guys in the past haven't been worth "winning". Except the fisherman, not my type, but I liked him. Have to admit, my favorite was the Bachelorette who was a model and picked Ian, I think his name was. They were highly combustible. That was fun. He reminded me of Seth in my books. Probably the reason they didn't get married. LOL


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