I'm with you Kaicee. It was so refreshing to see a guy choose someone for more than hotness. As for Vadim kissing Marissa--what was he supposed to do? Push her away? (He did in the water!!!) It's a dating show, for heavens sake. The Bachelor/ette can't ignore all but the chosen one. A fact that creates awkward situations, but is just the nature of the beast. In a pre-finale interview, Vadim states that one of the reasons reality show romances don't work is because of how upsetting it is for the finale girl/guy to watch the other dates. He says that the girl he chose knows that before her was the show, and now there is only her.Originally Posted by KaiCee
As for his "heart and soul" comment to Marissa, I agree that was kind of low. However, I do wonder how much he was contractually obligated to say. I am reminded of how Meredith told Matthew she would love a ring from him. Both comments were extremely misleading--if not cruel--and seemed out of character for the person who said them.
I respect all your dissenting opinions, but am personally thrilled with the outcome. I love Nat and Jack and wish them lasting passion and goofy happiness!!!!