First, I want to say I have liked Bevin from the first episode and have thought she was the one from the moment he drooled over her "battle scars". I believe in love at first sight, not love in a month, love in a year, although some people take that long but I think Bevin fell "at first sight". I think Andy fell as hard but with 25 other women he just wanted to make sure before he follows his first instinct. Analytical men tend to not believe what is handed to them on a platter until they think about it for awhile.
Second, I have never considered her whiny, needy, sulky or anything like that. She, IMHO, has experienced such a rush of emotion and it has left her vunerable and disoriented. On top of her ankle being hurt the whole experience has proven to be very emotional for her.
Third, alot of people have discounted her ankle and said they have sprained their ankle's and yet went on doing stuff, etc. I just think it should be noted that she is away from everything familiar, with people she hardly knows and exploring these explosive emotions she is feeling and getting injured. Not everyone's pain tolerance level is high. My sister can get a paper cut and "whine" because she just can't tolerate the pain and need to take tylenol for days, I on the other hand rarely need pain killers and didn't take any a day after shoulder surgery. Everyone is different and that has to be understood that she may get hurt alot but not tolerate pain. I know I would feel insecure if I was left behind on the "first" date on a VERY SHORT DATING SHOW. She is more than likely feeling she has to "catch up" which may look agressive to people.
As far as her divorce, well Andy is very analytical and has dealt with everything in a very military and precise fashion. And IMHO, analytical and cautious (Tessa) don't make for a challeging relationship. Bevin is an impulsive, let's jump with both feet personality. And in a relationship with Andy it could prove to be very challenging for him. How do I know? My dh (very A type personality) has to be pulled off the cliff whenever I jump!
As far as the (distasteful in some's opinion) tattoos. They aren't ever mentioned by Andy, never have been discussed and aren't focused on by him that we have been shown. Some on the board have been turned off by them. In alot of cultures being tattooed is very beautiful (and no I don't have any).
As far as I can see, Bevin is a beautiful person, inside and out, and has dealt the best she can in a fast paced situation with obstacles the others have not had to deal with. She is in love and I believe he is too. I will believe it is her if he allows his heart to truly take over.
Thanks for being so patient with such a long post....... and GO BEVIN!