Another big batch of “Reader Emails” to get to. “Dr. Reality Steve” questions are on the last page as always, but I think my favorite “Reader Email” this week is the last one. I was so excited to answer it!
I’m a 25-year old girl from Belgium, the country known for it’s chocolate, beer, tennis players and beautiful women (though not the tennis players). I started reading your blogs almost a year ago and don’t even remember how I found out about your site. The important thing is, I keep coming back.
We have our own version of ‘The Bachelor’ (as I suppose almost every self-respecting country has), but in Belgium things are a little different: The Bachelor only kisses the last two girls and does nothing more with them (not even skinny dipping!), none of the girls cried the last season and at the end of the show the guy just asks the girl to ‘keep seeing him’, there’s not a proposal in sight. You could say we Belgian people are a lot less romantic, but I would like to think we are just a lot more down to earth. When I watch the American version, I can’t believe how those women behave on tv. I just feel sorry for them most of the time…
Anyway, just wanted to let you know I really like your blogs, although I sometimes don’t get where you get the strength to answer some of the questions you get asked. That’s why I hope you don’t go banging your head against the wall because of my next question. It’s just for fun : What if…. You lose the law suit and the judge gives you a choice: pay a 50.000 dollar fine and stop writing your blog OR… be the next bachelor?
What would you do? And yes, you have to propose in the end
(Sorry If I misspelled some words, English is not my native language)
Comment: Hello Belgium! Uhhhh, love your waffles.
I’m confused on the question only because of the monetary value. I’m guessing a judge isn’t going to fine me $50…ha ha. Pay a fine and stop writing my blog or be the next “Bachelor?” Regardless of what’s going on legally, no one can ever prevent me from writing about the show and making fun of it. That’s free speech. I would never be the “Bachelor.” They’d never ask, I’d never do it – it’s a moot point. I have no interest in ever appearing on that show for any reason whatsoever.
I’ve written a couple a quick notes to you before, and I appreciated that I really got a direct response. Thanks! I did have a question for you regarding the alcohol on the show….
From what you can recall, have they ever had a girl on the show who did not drink? It seems that all of the girls pretty much have a glass or bottle of something in their hands, whether it is wine or beer, whether they are with Ben or not.
I was trying to think back, and I can’t recall a date where alcohol was not involved. Do you think they would cast a girl who was not into wine? I know plenty of girls who can have fun without alcohol, but it seems that every cocktail party (Yes, I know that is the name…) is filled with alcohol. I just wondered if the producers would even bother casting someone who did not drink. I wonder if that is a question in the interview… “Do you drink alcohol, how often, and do you like to get drunk?”
Thanks, Steve…great job on the website, video, everything. Makes it even more acceptable to watch such a silly show.
Comment: I’m sure there are people who aren’t big drinkers that go on the show. Can I pinpoint all of them out of 16 previous seasons? No. I’m sure they would cast someone who doesn’t drink and have before. Those people are called “fillers.”
Hi Steve! I enjoy reading your column every week. It is definitely a pick-me-up during a long work day. I like you even more to know you rescued Maddie! I have three rescue dogs.
1. If you had to be good friends with any of the past bachelors, who would you pick?
2. If you could have a one night stand with any contestant from all past seasons, who would you choose? Who would you take home to meet your mom?
3. What is your favorite place to take a date in Dallas? (i live in the Dallas area, so just curious)
4. If they ever have a Real Housewives of Dallas, would you write a column about it? (i know you haven’t watched the others)
5. How far do you think Ben and Courtney went in the ocean?… She must have been good if he is so crazy about her. I think she is funny looking…then again he is a greasy cave man.
p.s. I think you should ask Kellie Rasberry on a date….She has a similar sense of humor as you, is very pretty and makes her own money!
Comment: 1) Brad Womack
2) That’s impossible to choose just one person I’d have a one night stand with. Many good looking women have come through this show. I’m only allowed one? Geez. Ummm, I’d say Rozlyn has gotta be in the top 2 or 3.
Take home to meet mom? C’mon now. Read any of the columns this season? Hands down. Not even close.
3) Olive Garden. Kidding. Ummmm, I’m a sucker for steakhouses, so any of the good ones works for me. Also love Ocean Prime. So I’d say either of those two places.
4) Probably not. Just not into the Real Housewives franchise at all.
5) I’m guessing there was some tension that was released in that water. Had to be. I can’t imagine two fully naked people making out in the ocean just limited themselves to that.
Ask Kellie on a date? I could totally see myself having drinks with Kellie and shooting the sh**, but I’m not sure about a date.
I have been reading your site ever since I stumbled upon it during Jason’s seasn and I absolutely love your recaps. I am also glad that you still post stuff during the off season as well to keep us updated about things and provide entertainment. I was listening to your live blog the other day and really started to wonder about you. You said you don’t get your information from a list of different people and I 100% believe you and know that you will never reveal your sources. I have started to wonder though if you do actually work for Fleiss or ABC in the background.You guys are probably really best friends. Ok, well probably not! You wouldn’t have to get the information from any sources because you would know first hand about everything that is going on and what is happening during the show. It would make perfect sense to me if you did. You have added so much to the show and I am sure there are a number of people who just watch the show primarily because of your recaps each week.I know that is the case for me since this show has gone downhill in my mind. I would be interested to see how much you have actually helped with the ratings for the show.The only tricky thing is about the ongoing lawsuit, but that could just be for show because you even said in reader emails this week that the money is just a drop in the bucket for them. I am certain you would never admit to this accusation but I just thought I would share my two cents and also say that what you’re doing is brilliant and keep it up!
P.S. If you could address my email in the Reader Email blog I would appreciate it, even if you are just going to make fun of me
Comment: There is absolutely nothing “for show” about this lawsuit. Ask my legal team and theirs.
To suggest that Mike Fleiss is my source is completely ignorant.