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    I totally agree that the lead often knows who he wants before we do. And I imagine there is a lot of prompting and editing to make it look like they're still torn at the end -- I think TPTB ask some fairly pointed questions to get the footage they need. Something like, "so do you think you could marry X if Y weren't in the picture?" To which he could say, "I could absolutely marry X... she's amazing, blah...blah...blah..."

    The downside of their needing to do that for the sake of drama is that the outcome seems a little less believable to the viewer -- we're left wondering how they could be so sure of their choice only a few minutes after talking up both women. And that also no doubt creates a problem with the F1 at times, when the show airs. That would be so difficult to watch -- especially if you're not watching it together!

    I've often wondered whether any of the leads have ever actually confessed during the FS date that they've decided he or she is the one.

    But I really do think Sean knows who he wants and I think the rest is mostly careful editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photobabe View Post
    I think, that this late in the "game" if must be extremely difficult for the "bach" or the "ette" to keep a balance between the pretext of falling in love with multiple women/men and the reality that only one will win his/her heart. Most previous leads, in post finale interviews, have said that they knew who "the one" was weeks prior to the final rose ceremony. That must make it difficult and stressful to keep pretending that you are "in love" with 3 or 4 or more people. On this show, people get hurt and the lead is the one who inflicts the pain. The lead always "leads on" quite a few folks. But, that is how the show works. Anyone who signs up to be on the show has absolutely no right to be angry for having been "led on".


    I think you should know what to expect when you sign on. I am not sure they really do know what it entails. Real feelings, blows to the ego. The worst part? its all seen on TV, and while I know they know all this. My thought is once they are on, safely enclosed in the bachelor/'ette bubble, all normality goes out of the window.So do all the feelings , because they live and breathe this show for weeks.
    I wouldn't make a very good lead, I hate hurting people, even if that person is an @ss. It really cuts some of them up, I could tell Sean hated doing that. I bet he's so happy he found someone( at least that's my belief) imagine going through all this, and coming up empty

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    I've often wondered whether any of the leads have ever actually confessed during the FS date that they've decided he or she is the one.
    For some reason I recall that someone did or at least it was reported that he did. Maybe the Naval Officer ...Andy?
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    Just 1 hour and 11 minutes to go. Woohoo!!!

    I have no idea what I'll do tomorrow since none of the other shows wrap me up like this one does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandora2 View Post
    I totally agree that the lead often knows who he wants before we do. And I imagine there is a lot of prompting and editing to make it look like they're still torn at the end -- I think TPTB ask some fairly pointed questions to get the footage they need. Something like, "so do you think you could marry X if Y weren't in the picture?" To which he could say, "I could absolutely marry X... she's amazing, blah...blah...blah..."

    The downside of their needing to do that for the sake of drama is that the outcome seems a little less believable to the viewer -- we're left wondering how they could be so sure of their choice only a few minutes after talking up both women. And that also no doubt creates a problem with the F1 at times, when the show airs. That would be so difficult to watch -- especially if you're not watching it together!

    I've often wondered whether any of the leads have ever actually confessed during the FS date that they've decided he or she is the one.

    But I really do think Sean knows who he wants and I think the rest is mostly careful editing.
    From little snippets I heard later, I think Ashley let JP know pretty early on that he was the one.

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    The Bachelor Finale: Sean Lowe's Final Blog Post : People.com

    By Sean Lowe


    The Bachelor Finale: Sean Lowe's Final Blog Post


    I can't believe I'm finally sharing my final week in Thailand with all of you. It's been such an incredible – and as you saw in the last episode, emotional – journey as the star of The Bachelor.

    Entering this last week with Lindsay and Catherine, I knew I would soon be faced with one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I was falling in love with two women and I truly didn't know what I was going to do. I was so happy to know that both Lindsay and Catherine would soon be meeting my family – and I was really hopeful that my family would provide me the clarity I desperately needed.

    Greeting my family in Thailand was such a great feeling. It had been almost three months since last seeing them and I was anxious to introduce them to the women. Catherine was first to meet my family and, as I suspected, my family quickly fell in love with her. I'm constantly reminded of how blessed I am, and watching my dad's conversation with Catherine on TV was one of those reminders. Knowing about Catherine's relationship with her father, it choked me up to hear my dad tell her he would embrace her and love her as his own daughter.

    Everyone knows that I value family, and it's moments like that make it easy to understand why. I knew when Catherine left that day that there was no doubt she would make a great addition to the family.

    It wasn't until my family met Lindsay, though, that they truly understood the dilemma I was facing. They instantly fell in love with her, too. Lindsay's energy and sweet nature won them over. And my family's love and laughter made it clear to Lindsay that she wanted to join our family as well.

    The part of the day that broke my heart was when my mom started to cry. She is the most loving mom in the world and she only wants the best for her son. The gravity of the situation and the decision that was looming over me was stressing her out because, like any good mother, she didn't want me to feel pressured to make a decision I'd later regret. I did my best to calm her fears and I told her I wouldn't propose to either woman if I didn't feel absolutely certain I was going to spend the rest of my life with her.

    In the end, my family didn't provide me with the clarity I was looking for, but I knew I had their support no matter what happened, and that was just as valuable to me.

    Final Dates

    The next day Lindsay and I spent the entire day together. We drifted down the Mekong River on a Thai boat, and we finished the evening with a romantic dinner in her suite before releasing paper lanterns into the night sky. It was a magical moment, and I left knowing I loved Lindsay. I loved her strength, I loved her heart, I loved her compassion and I loved being around her. But I still wasn't sure she would be my wife one day. I knew I had another date with Catherine and that I was still torn.

    I was so excited to surprise Catherine with the elephant ride because she had told me that was on her bucket list. We really enjoyed the day together. Taking in the beautiful Thai landscape while on an elephant ride was one of the most amazing things I've ever done. But it was the person I was with that truly made the day so special. We finished our day together by simply hanging out in Catherine's room.

    It was during this time that I started to understand my feelings for the two women. Yes, I loved Lindsay, but I was in love with Catherine. I knew that I never wanted to say goodbye to Catherine and I wanted to spend the rest of my life loving her. Time had finally run out, and I was starting to really feel the weight of the decision that I needed to make. I had allowed myself to fall for two women, to fully develop two loving relationships – and now I had to choose between them.

    Final Rose Ceremony

    On my final day in Thailand, I was overcome with emotion. Waking up, I knew in my heart that I wanted to spend forever with Catherine, which meant that I had to say goodbye to Lindsay. I've never been an extremely emotional person and I rarely cry, but the combination of joy and sorrow that day had me in tears all morning. I was elated to have the chance to express my love to Catherine, but I was heartbroken knowing I had to first break Lindsay's heart.

    Without a shadow of doubt, watching Lindsay walk towards me – and then having to explain to her that she's not the woman I wanted – was the most difficult thing I've ever done in my life. I had no explanation for her other than my heart was leading me to Catherine. I remember her fighting back tears as she wished Catherine and I a happy life together. Lindsay will always hold a special place in my heart and she is truly one of the most amazing women I've ever met.

    I hate that I hurt her. I hate that I got her hopes up for a "happily every after" with me, then let her down. But I truly did see a life with her throughout this journey and she possessed so many of the qualities that I long for in a wife.

    The Proposal

    After a tearful goodbye with Lindsay, and a bit of time to regain my composure, I was now ready to ask the woman of my dreams to marry me. It was all such a blur because I was so nervous, excited and anxious to propose to Catherine. This would be the biggest moment in my life so far, and I was overwhelmed with emotion. When Chris Harrison handed me a letter, I was taken off guard. I was expecting to see Catherine, not a letter, but as soon as I started reading it, my decision to ask this woman to be my wife was solidified.

    I remember her walking down the pebbled path looking gorgeous in her long, gold dress and I couldn't wait for her to reach me so I could finally tell her how I was really feeling. To tell her that I loved her, too. Asking Catherine to marry me was one of the most special moments of my life. My heart was overcome with joy, and everything that I had been through that led me to that moment suddenly made perfect sense.

    I'll never forget Catherine's reaction to the proposal. She was so excited that I thought she might pass out. She didn't even notice the ring until I pointed it out. I'll always look back at that moment as being one of the happiest moments of my life. We even got to ride off into the sunset on an elephant. It was a perfect way to start our new life together. My journey as the Bachelor is now over. I found the love of my life and I'm a bachelor no more.

    Thank you all so much for being a part of this journey and for supporting me along the way. I can't put into words how grateful I am for this experience, and for finding the person I'm excited to spend the rest of my life loving.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Sean
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    What a wonderful blog. Way to go Sean. You are an even better man than I thought.
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    It was during this time that I started to understand my feelings for the two women.

    This is cleverly worded. During which time is he talking about? During his date with Catherine or after it? On the ATFR show, he told Lindsay that he knew it was Catherine after his date with her (Lindsay).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilja View Post
    What a wonderful blog. Way to go Sean. You are an even better man than I thought.
    I think he's a very honest man, and that shows. Just saw them on my TV again
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    OK, final question. After the proposal, does Sean and Catherine have a mini reception/celebration with his parents and family? There is never anything said about this, now or in the past that I know of. I find it difficult to believe that after traveling around the world, and meeting their future daughter-in-law, that they pack their bags after the meet and greet, and head for the airport and not be there for the big event.

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