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"Bachelor" Blog: Not a fairytale ending

by Christie Humphries

kvue.com

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 13 at 5:31 PM

The sad truth is that women watch this show for the fairytale. They want to see Prince Charming on a mountain top with a fair maiden as sweet and kind as she is loving and trustworthy. This season of "The Bachelor" was not that kind of fairytale. Instead of finding ourselves falling in love, we found ourselves slowing growing to hate this couple -- Courtney for the cold-hearted way that she treated the other women, and Ben for being so naïve.

If you put Courtney’s personality in any other package, he would have let her go. But you strap that quirky sense of humor and sexual energy in the body of a super model, and Courtney’s pretty much irresistible. It’s every woman’s greatest fear. You always want to believe that deep down it’s what is on the inside that counts. “Pretty is as pretty does” is what my grandmother used to say. If what Courtney did on this show is any indication of her inside, Ben has made a huge mistake.

The entire time Ben was proposing, I kept waiting for Courtney to fix his hair or at least brush it out of his face. What is this guy’s problem? He looks like crap every time he gets down on one knee.

The entire show was hard for me to watch. I didn’t feel like Lindzi and Ben’s relationship was believable, which made me feel even more uncomfortable when he told her he loved her just before shouting, “But I love someone else” in her face. She had to be horribly confused. She even said she thought he would look like a fool if he actually proposed to Courtney. Well Lindzi, at least you got your wish. I can’t believe she told him to give her a call if it didn’t work out. Frankly, I have no idea why any woman would take a man back after he dumped her on national television. I know it worked out for Jason and Molly, but I don’t think lightening is going to strike twice on the Matterhorn.

I would like to go ahead and write Ben and Courtney’s wedding vows: "I, Ben, take you Courtney because you’re hot and like to go skinny dipping." "I, Courtney, take you, Ben, because I’m a fame whore and my modeling career is drying up. I will love you on good hair days and bad, so long as you stay wealthy." "I, Ben, will be faithful and promise to love and support you, so long as you continue to take your clothes off in front of me, and I like what I see. With this Neil Lane ring that I did not pay for, I thee wed."

THE END.

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