Have to agree that Ames will remain on the top of my list of favorite recent bachelors regardless of the short lived Jackie relationship. His crime, if any, was to get involved so deeply and quickly with a woman after coming off Ashley's season and being away from his own real world for such a long time-bad judgement. It must play with a persons confidence and reasoning. IMO, he and Jackie had an instant connection that was obvious and must at the time, have seemed that it had alot of potential. Once back in the real world the rose colored glasses came off and Ames realized for whatever reason that it wouldn't work. Possibly, as stated already, he is being much more sensitive by NOT stating his reasons than blabbing them on national media. Unfortunately we don't know enough about either of these 2 people to understand all the issues or reasoning that lead to the breakup and it is unfair to lump it all on Ames. But, he did the dumping so he deserves to take the heat! I wish they would have worked out, on paper they match up perfectly and they sure look beautiful together as a couple... but that doesn't necessarily mean happily ever after!