I wasn't using the word "doctor" as an excuse for why he touches, just that he is a doctor and many (I know, not all) are caring. I have seen many doctors touch the hand of someone upset, or pat their shoulder or knee - I certainly would not say it was sexual in any way. So, my point wasn't that he does it because he is a doctor, just that "he is a doctor as well and many are caring". I think it is irrelevant - he is a touchy and caring person, we have seen that, so that is what he does when he sees someone that is clearly uncomfortable.
As far as Bevin being BF with the girls - I don't see that either. I don't expect them to trash her, but reading between the lines (their interviews with newspapers, local reporters, etc) they clearly had feelings about Bevin and her behaviour. I don't doubt they all said "let's get together, let's make plans, etc". Lots of people do that even when it is someone they are not crazy about. They shared this experience, so of course it is natural to want to get together and talk about it. I don't take that as them being crazy about her. It was clear most of the rejected girls that were interviewed preferred Tessa - there has to be a reason for that.
This whole "love" issue has become a huge white elephant. I agree with the poster who said his sentence could have gone on to say "love you - grown so close as friends, etc" or whatever. We have seen the magic of Fleiss editing. Obviously, if Bevin had the feeling on her way TO the FRC that she wasn't chosen, she had to realize and feel that Andy's love was indeed NOT the same as hers. If she felt it was, she would have gone to that FRC being sure it was her.