“The Bachelor” is probably a show that suffers from more Tuesday-morning quarterbacking than almost any other out there, and what we mean by that is that it is ultimately so easy for all of us as viewers to sit around after the fact and question every little move that a contestant makes on a weekly basis … especially when it involves them supporting someone who is generally disliked by the public.
What Ben Higgins has done a great of throughout this season so far is explaining many of his decisions with logic, and by looking at the reality of where he was in the moment that many of these choices were made. He’s not privy the majority of the time to what we are aware of as viewers.
With this said, Ben did write in his People Magazine blog that one decision that he does have a little bit of regret over at the moment is the choice he made in regards to allowing Olivia Caridi to have the first bit of alone time during the group date after she got the highest compatibility scores:
“I know all these commercials have painted me out to be a “perfect Ben,” and I get the play on words, but I think me pulling Olivia first may be the first example that I am definitely not perfect. I definitely was feeling something for Olivia. It’s hard not to. She’s so poised and intelligent, not to mention stunningly beautiful, and I used her getting the high score in the lab as an excuse that I thought would justify it to the other girls. Watching it now, I realize not only the target that it put on her back, but how underappreciated it may have made the other women feel. But I was learning as I went along, and I never said I was perfect, despite what the commercials and magazines may tell you.”
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