Oh, I agree - I HATE the "baby talk" thing. However, some men seem to enjoy it.
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History...Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
I hate the Courtney uses the excuse of "I'm more comfortable around men", or something like that. I really do understand that,
I was that way in college, and later in life (much less drama), but I didn't go around demeaning other women either. I hate this
winning thing she has going on. She has no interest in Ben, just in winning over the other girls.
For my own opinion - I think it is interesting that Ben claims to find group dates illustrative in seeing if the women can get along. Really? And his observation was that Courtney was liked or likeable?
He is simply fibbing to himself. He seems to "act" as if he knows what he's seeking, but I suspect he isn't really sure what he even wants in a girl. And because he isn't clear on that with himself, he doesn't seem to even understand why it is he likes or doesn't like someone. And I REALLY don't think that "liking me back" is on his shopping list...Ben claims to find group dates illustrative in seeing if the women can get along. Really? And his observation was that Courtney was liked or likeable?
Courtney is very frustrating to watch, but at the same time, she really has him pegged. I can't believe she told him she was losing interest, and IT WORKED. She knows her stuff. If I had pulled a stunt like that, Ben would've told me the same thing he told Samantha: "you aren't interested in the process. See ya"
I didn't start watching originally, but have been catching up On Demand. I really don't like her at all. She reminds me sooo much of Ally Sheedy (from the way she cocks her head to the small upper lip). I even think there's a close resemblence.
Courtney for Basic Instinct 4 lead!
"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment." -- Jane Austen
I just saw a clip of Ben on The Ellen Show, and boy did she make him uncomfortable with her grilling him about Courtney. Ellen told him that he got played by Courtney when she made him think that she was losing interest in staying on show any longer, and he jumped up and ran to get her the rose. Ellen even made a gesture with her hand (pointing toward her head) indicating that Courtney might be crazy.
The interesting thing was when Ellen mentioned that Courtney being a "model" pretty much sealed the deal, Ben said that he had had conversations with his sister and mother prior to doing the Bachelor. He told his sister and mother that he wasn't interested in the "the models or the LA" thing , so that was one of the hurdles for him. I assume he meant "the hurdle" of weeding out women who seemed to be there for fame and a chance at the LA life. Didn't Courtney pretty much tell him that she was over all of that and just wanted to find someone and settle down? I am still not convinced that Ben didn't get blinded with the whole idea of a "model" being interested in him and just didn't want to see what Emily and the other girls were seeing.
But, I would be interested in hearing what the rest of you thought of Ben's body language, especially toward the end of Ellen's grilling of him. At the end I thought that his body language indicated that he was getting slightly irritated and defensive, which could be either that Courtney is his F1, and he thinks that she is getting a bad edit. Or Ben has seen what we are seeing and can't say anything in his own defense, other than he wasn't able to see that side of her while doing the show.
Last edited by Longhornfan; 01-25-2012 at 02:34 PM.
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