Episode 6 Recap Roundup:
Kristen Baldwin for Entertainment Weekly
Back at the hotel, America’s sweetheart Caelynn is suddenly out there trash-talking Hannah G., saying she’s “relied on her beauty for so much of her life” and wondering if there’s “some depth to her that we’re missing.” Am I the only one who’s surprised to hear Caelynn be so petty? Maybe there was some truth to Hannah B.’s claims about her beauty-queen rival.
Diggy Moreland for Betches
The day portion of this date takes place at a Vietnamese spa where they tell you you’re ugly, wrap you in lettuce, put mayonnaise on your face and then tell you: “Oh my god, your skin is glowing!”
These two don’t mind, because the date is free and Colton likes mayo. After being completely covered in McDonald’s special sauce and palm fronds, Colton talks about how attractive Hannah G. is, and starts making moves that are pretty advanced for someone who hasn’t had to unwrap a condom yet.
Moving on to the cocktail portion of the date. Sydney won’t stop complaining about how she hasn’t had a one-on-one yet and tbh I feel like she’s thiiiiis close to snapping. I just wish all of these girls knew that Colton knows just as little about the girls he takes on one-on-one dates as he does about the ones on group dates. Except maybe how their ass feels in his hand.
Ali B. for Vulture
Kirpa gets a one-on-one date. This definitely feels like a date Colton felt he had to go on because Kirpa is a serious, thoughtful woman. I bet he thought he had to prove that he wasn’t just interested in the more playful women. Because he keeps saying “I know our relationship is moving slow but that’s fiiiiiiiiiiine!” The biggest thing she reveals is that she was engaged to someone she dated for EIGHT YEARS and he was also a virgin. She tells Colton that she feels comfortable with him since she already dated someone who was saving himself for marriage and Colton is like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa. I’m not saving myself for marriage like some WEIRDO. I’m just saving myself until I decide not to be a virgin anymore. I just haven’t gotten around to it.”
Rodger Sherman for The Ringer
To this point, roughly 80 percent of my reason for watching this season has been to see Demi go to work. (I’m 4 percent interested in virginity-related intrigue and 16 percent watching because it’s my job.) I don’t care if Colton didn’t like this woman, she needed to remain on the show! The producers needed to barge into his breakup and remind him of who’s paying the bills on this multicontinental sex voyage.
Ashley Iaconetti for Cosmopolitan
I’ve got to admit that The Bachelor process is definitely easier for naturally flirty types. I can’t flirt or be seductive towards a new love interest for the life of me. I too got jealous of the girls on my seasons who seemed to have an advantage because they could charm so easily with their incessant smiles, laughs, eye bats, and light, feminine voice. In my observations, that stuff attracts most men initially.
Sharleen Joynt for Flare
First, if Colton were more confident and self-assured, all the Wrong Reasons warnings, the “there are girls who aren’t ready” warnings, none of them would matter. He would trust his gut, his intuition, his actual time spent with each actual woman. And I know it’s difficult being in his position, his bubble, and I know it’s something most of us don’t and will never fully comprehend. But many leads before him have managed it. They may have been horribly torn, or they may have broken off their engagement at some point, but they still managed to trust their own instincts, especially as early as episode 6. It is way too soon to be as freaked out as he is. It is in this way that Colton, to me, shows his youth. He may be ready for a relationship—I don’t question that. But he does appear to still possess the sort of insecurities, both in his confidence in reading people and in what he has to offer, that dissipate with age and experience.
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