WARNING: THIS POST IS NOT SOLELY ABOUT THE BACHELORETTE, BUT DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS IF YOU MISSED THE FINALE. THE BACHELORETTE IS USED AS A VEHICLE FOR THE TOPIC OF LOVE.
Alright, well now that that’s out of the way I feel as though I can proceed. Here’s a confession: my guilty pleasure is The Bachelor/Bachelorette on ABC. My dad calls it trashy, but I just can’t resist — it’s addicting! Also, if that’s the worst of my guilty pleasures, I think I’m okay.
My roommate and I have been watching The Bachelorette every week together since we moved into our apartment last month. It got to the point where we were having multiple people over for viewing parties with wine, too (no shame). Tonight on the finale, our small group of three was going NUTS with Emily’s choice of Jef.
Needless to say, we’re all big Jef fans.
The things this man said to Emily as he proposed were some of the sweetest words I’ve ever heard come out of a guy’s mouth. As I sat and watched, I thought Dang, I want a guy to be that sincere when saying something like that to me one day.
ASIDE: This isn’t about to get all depressing about how I’m single and 95% of my friends are in good relationships and how I want to be in a good relationship, etc. I don’t play that game.
I really love seeing people in love — I think it’s such an incredibly beautiful thing. I don’t really have a lot of experience with the whole romantic love thing myself, but I like to think I can recognize it when it comes along. There have been so many seasons of The Bachelor/Bachelorette, which subsequently tend to lead to headlines not long after the finales of break-ups or cheating scandals, constantly manifesting itself in some kind of heartbreak.
Call me a hopeless romantic (or crazy), but I think what Jef and Emily have is the real deal.
I know, I know — you’re asking yourself how I could say that after I literally just said so many of those reality TV relationships fail.
Y’all. Have you seen the way this guy looks at her? It’s unbelievable. When he proposed, I really like what he said about the question he was about to ask her. He told her that the promise wasn’t made of empty words, but it was for forever (sorry if I botched that in a horrendous fashion, Jef, but I think that was your gist).
I can’t wait for someone to say that to me (well technically I can and I will, for what choice do I have? My timing isn’t as good as God’s)! As far as it concerns me, it takes a man with genuine love to say the things Jef has said to Emily these last few episodes.
Congratulations, Jef with one F — you edgy, skateboarding humanitarian, you.
EPILOGUE: Sorry, this post was kind of all about The Bachelorette. My bad.