Chris is confident & hopeful enough to believe that Ali will choose him, even if he sees a strong connection with Roberto. That confidence comes with maturity, something he definitely has. I'm sure he is no dummy either. He probably remained hopeful and confident in himself (and in what he brings to the table!) but at some point, he *may* have noticed a longer-stare/glance, longer hug, wink of the eye, etc. between Ali & Roberto. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how truly deflated Ali was when Frank left. I'm sure it was very disturbing and probably, at that point, he said, "Hmmm, I think she was definitely in love with him!" He's a smart guy and he probably told her at some point -- "I do not want to propose until I *know* that you are absolutely in love with me!"Originally Posted by Capegal;3980353;
Something just tells me that Chris was confident in himself, hopeful but also realistic. If he is not F1, I don't think it came as a huge suprise (unlike Kirk!). He's smart enough to know that Roberto is stiff competition!