First, prayers to all those on the East Coast - stay safe!
Second, I'll just add another thought to why they would portray Jake differently - he was The Bachelor. He wasn't a contestant (well, he was on Jillian's season), that can be portrayed as wacky as they want. He was the lead and at the end of the day, the franchise is selling us an image. They can't have a lead that doesn't like women. And I don't disagree with the rest of you that Jake doesn't like women. My only point from the beginning is that I am not completely sold on Vienna as being abused. But I think it is absolutely in the franchise's best interests to rehabilitate Jake. We have to believe that the lead's are always looking for love. We have to believe that there was a real love story at the end, even if it fell apart. We have to believe in this franchise or we will stop watching it. And THAT is really the kiss of death - so any deal that keeps the dream and the image alive and furthers their purpose, is what they are going to do.