By the way it was never discussed that he "HAD" to pick someone. Believe it or not. Would he have been crazy to not? I think so. But thank goodness it never came to that.
He did the show to meet someone, have an adventure, and experience all the excitement again. He didn't do it to redeem his reputation. He was old news and was just fine with that. His real life reputation is different than his blogosphere reputation. As time went on people actually applauded his first season decision more and more. He wasn't desperate to be "liked" again by fans of the show.
I'm so glad he did find someone, and I happy to hear he is in love. I hope it's with Chantal, because I think they are adorable together.
Thanks for posting, babyfaceC, I really appreciate your "inside information"
One thing I got from reading Babyface's post -- there was only ONE woman that Brad was truly interested in. If that ONE woman hadn't been there, Brad would have walked away again. He didn't just choose the one he loved most, because he only loved ONE.