-I don’t think I ever remember seeing this under Chris Harrison’s name:
Jesse Palmer, Age 44, Host. Has it always given Jesse’s age?
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) July 4, 2023
Either 1) they were trying to be funny 2) someone in editing screwed up or 3) it was purposely done to let us know that Jesse was born in 1978. Either way, Jesse you look great for 44. And congrats for surviving ESPN’s blood bath over the weekend. I mean, I guess it’s possible he’s not out of the woods yet, but seemingly those that were let go have already been notified. Absolutely brutal day for the Worldwide leader.
-Aaron B. got the first 1-on-1 of the season and, well, lets just say we’ve seen this one before. I wanna say when Ali got the first 1-on-1 of her season with Jake she got to go to the Hollywood sign. I don’t know why I remember that, but I do. I remember the most random moments about this show. I couldn’t tell you what I had for dinner on Saturday night without thinking hard about it, but I remember the first 1-on-1 from a season that aired over 10 years ago? I’ll never understand it. Anyway, I had no idea it was the 100th year anniversary of the Hollywood sign. I have a personal Hollywood sign story that happened to me about 20 years ago, but this column is PG, so I think I’ll have to pass on that one. “Memories…Light the corners of my mind…Misty watercolor memories…Of the way we were…Scattered pictures…”
I think I’ll text her.
-While Charity and Aaron are on their date, we get footage back at the pool of Adrian and Aaron S. watching Brayden backflip into the pool and talk about maturity comes up. Look, Brayden was never gonna be Charity’s man at the end of this thing. He was never gonna get engaged. He only lasts 2 more episodes. But because someone is having fun in the pool and backflipping on a day when there’s nothing else to do, I don’t think we can automatically start assuming they aren’t taking things serious. Just a bad analogy to make. Yes, Brayden has come across as quite young with all the “dude” and “bro” dialect he uses. Not to mention his high school giddiness around Charity. But to immediately paint him as immature because he was having fun in the pool seems like a bit of a reach. And it happened All. Freakin. Episode.
-When Charity was driving around with Aaron in the convertible, it looked quite similar to Dave Neal’s “Driving with Dave” segment on his YouTube channel. He’s had some good guests like Corinne, Susie, Tammy Kay Ly and, well, ME. Go check it out since the show is already plagiarizing it. Anyway, Aaron makes a BIG reveal on this date? You know what it was? That the coin he’s been flipping for every decision he makes ever is a two headed coin. Hmmmmm, interesting. I’ll just leave what I tweeted last week right here:
That was a two headed coin! (Or they did multiple takes).
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 27, 2023
-Over dinner, Aaron tells Charity that in the past he was in a 4 year relationship during college and wasn’t the greatest boyfriend. Never said cheated, in fact went in a completely different direction than I think most of us watching thought he would, by saying he wasn’t a great listener and at communicating so he “checked into therapy.” I mean, that’s great and all he did that, but is that the way you word it? I thought people checked into rehab and started seeing a therapist? But maybe that’s just me. The second any guy on this show ever says, “I wasn’t the greatest boyfriend in the past,” hasn’t 100% of the time they followed it up with the cheated? I mean, maybe he did and he just didn’t want to mention it. Just almost seems too mature for this show to say you weren’t a great boyfriend because your listener skills weren’t great yet.