Not that I think Fleiss is anything but what he is, but listened to what he had to say about what happened:Originally Posted by K9Mom;2689463;
'Bachelor' creator on Brad Womack rejections: He sort of said, 'F**k it.'
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/21/2007
Fleiss said a marriage proposal from a The Bachelor star to one of his suitors is "not mandatory" -- something that's evident from the fact that four of the last five and six of the last eight The Bachelor editions ended without its star proposing to his final bachelorette. Still, Womack was the first The Bachelor star ever to not even offer a final rose to one of his suitors in an attempt to pursue a relationship in the real world.
"It's not supposed to be a guaranteed proposal," Fleiss told Entertainment Weekly. "It's about how men and women relate and date. It's about getting into the mind of a single guy and the mind of a single girl, and we certainly got that. What [Womack] did was the thing that women fear the most -- he became intimate and then split the next day. The fact that it happened to two girls at once was a unique opportunity."
Brad was not co-erced into proposing. He put that pressure on himself, and when he couldn't do it, he in essence split.
What horrifies most women is exactly what sleaseball Fleiss put so succinctly into words: Brad in essence got close ( very close emotional, if not physical, intense feelings which he purposely drew out of each girl) and then he in the most publicly way possibly split, especially from the F1 who he had led to believe he would be there for the Final Rose.
Since he couldn't do it in the end, what should he have done? He should have talked in general, presented her the Final Rose, and then in private he should have told her that he couldn't go through with it. That way he would have spared her the public humilation, he wouldn't have looked like a slease, cad, heel, and a jerk, and we would have had a Final Rose.
Since there wasn't going to be a Final Rose, and Brad insisted on choosing no one for the Final Rose, then just as soon as he made his decision known to the producers that morning, they should have made arrangements for BOTH girls to have met Brad at the same time. He led them both on; therefore, he needed to reject them both at the same time on the same level.