Sorry, Arie — at this moment, we think that the race on “The Bachelorette” is starting to be between two people. As charming as the IndyCar driver is, an awkward hometown date may have been a game-changer, especially when compared to how strong your competition fared. For the first time in weeks, we are starting to see a little bit of distance between one person and the next; but even still, we are probably looking at the most-competitive final three to ever appear on this show.
3. Arie Luyendyk Jr. (last week: #3) – As we said, Arie may have been done in by his hometown date — and also anything from the Cassie Lambert incident to Emily Maynard really just being open-minded all season long. We have a feeling that if she had stopped the game about a month in, she probably would have picked Arie without even a moment’s hesitation. It would be understandable for her to have done so, too — he seems to be a nice guy with a solid career, even if racing does take him away from his family more than many parents would like.
Regardless of whether or not Arie is picked this season, we have a feeling that he is going to be just fine in life.
2. Sean Lowe (last week: #2) – Sean really surprised us during his hometown date. He may not be as flashy as either of the other two choices on his list, but he definitely does seem to be caring — and he has a great sense of humor and isn’t afraid to show it.
What’s interesting is that with Arie as well as Jef, there could be a major downside whether it be a travel schedule or parents who you still haven’t even met. However, with Sean there’s no downside. What you see is exactly what you get, and there isn’t much of a major risk you have to take. This all comes down to heart, and Emily will have to look into her soul and see if this is the right guy for her.
1. Jef Holm (last week: #1) – Finally, we close with a man in Jef who may have single-handedly won every woman in America’s heart last week with a letter that he wrote to Emily before the hometown date. It was so sincere, so genuine, and Emily may officially feel like the most horrible person alive if for whatever reason she decides not to pick him.
We’ve said this before, but it’s worth noting again that Jef seems to be the only person all season who has kept in mind that he isn’t just trying to win Emily over; he also has Ricki to think about.
Out of the final three guys, who do you think is the best match for Emily moving forward? If you want to see a preview to Monday night’s hometown dates, be sure to head on over to this link.