<p><span></span>For me, the most intense <strong>episode</strong> of <em>The Bachelorette</em> or The Bachelor to watch has always been the one with only three contestants remaining. <strong>Emily Maynard</strong>'s last men standing were Jef, Arie & Sean. Swoon. I'm certain that if these three magically morphed into one person, Brad Pitt would become unemployed, David Beckham would stop taking off his shirt and Robert Pattinson would shave his head. Too much?</p>
Emily's first date was with Sean, a.k.a. "The Perfect Man." Mr. Perfect's one mistake: delaying his profession of love to Emily, which Jef and Arie already had. I see nothing wrong with waiting and actually saying it when you mean it. I think many people drop the "L bomb" just to get ahead.
Regarding the interaction on Sean and Emily's date: It bored me, so I organized my shoes. It was legit the same date Emily and Brad Womack had had on a private island. Sean was being sweet, especially after he professed his love for Emily, but after a few months, I could see them talking about global warming and taxes.
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<p>Next date was with "Jef With One F," who is 2 feet taller when his hair is styled the right way. Their connection is rare, unique and, more important, different than Emily's connection with Sean and Arie. It just seems as if Jef and Emily see things in each other that is not visible to anyone else. </p>
Watching Arie and Emily's date, I saw a lot of infatuation and lust. And although I think Arie is a colossal catch, I don't think what he and Emily share is love, nor is it being in love. Eventually, the intense kisses would start losing their passion, and I could absolutely see them resorting to conversations beginning with "Um." Their attraction is based on what they want to be versus who they really are.
I do know that if I were in Emily's shoes, I would absolutely be in a pickle. All three guys are remarkable. That's why polyamory should be more common. Kidding. But speaking of polyamory, what got me thinking was this quote from the movie Savages:
"There's something wrong with your love story, baby. They'll never love you as much as they love each other, or they wouldn't' share you."
So why am I calling Emily's journey a "savage journey"? Besides the thrill of it all, it can be a hard-core experience and can go beyond the normal scope of finding the one. To this day, only four out of 23 couples from the Bachelor franchise are actually together. It's motivating to see Emily choosing optimism over fear - there's always a chance. Just like in real life (outside of reality shows), all you can do is put yourself out there, accept that whatever happens is part of your savage journey and believe that love will find a way to you.
I'm sad to see Sean go, but I have a feeling he'll be just fine!
Until next time,
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