Couldn't believe it! Wow. And he seemed like such a genuinely nice guy. I mean, of course the whole situation is so contrived; to expect two people to fall in love in those circumstances is a little ridiculous. So I could totally understand if he said something like, I really like you, Jenni or DeAnna, and would love to get to know you better, but it is premature to ask you to marry me at this point, blah, blah. (I think that has been done before on the show). Then he would still have one of these "amazing, perfect" women, but not be committed. It just seemed shady, how he pulled it off. Why would he let the women walk completely out of his life? Makes no sense to me.
My friend (the one who got me hooked on this shameful show!) called and said she and her son, who happened to walk into the room during the last half-hour, were mesmerized by the whole thing. (Her DH makes fun of her for watching!)
Anyway, I do feel bad for those girls; they seemed to really like him. But by the second episode each season, at least one of the women is "in love" with the guy. I have to say, this show makes women look really bad (catty, stupid, and desperate!).
I thought he would have said...I am not ready to commit, let's take it slow or something...not just say "Goodbye!". I thought he was one of the more gentlemanly (??) bachelors we've had! Guess not! We'll see tonight.
I couldn't believe it either. To say "BYE" to both of them, makes no sence.... I can't believe I watch the crazy show either... I agree with the previous post, he should have just told one, "lets take it slow". Lord, poor girls!! I likes the GA chick, I think she was more sincere....
I now know why I just could not get into this whole season of the bachelor...with the exception of Hillary I really did not connect with the girls or Brad..it what just a boring season all around. Brad seemed fake from the beginning and really not putting his heart into the season. I feel sorry for Deanna and Jenn but hey what do you expect...come on can you really find love in this situation?
man...I was just SHOCKED he did that. I thought he was going to ask deanna, I mean he bought the ring and everything...then he started messing with his tie and packing back and forth and I thought he just kinda freaked. poor girl. it's for the best though, I mean, who would want someone that didn't really want them.
I agree with some of the pps - this season was kind of lame in my opinion, but the previews made me watch last night. (well, i admit I flipped back and forth between The Hills, too!)
What a jerk! Nobody said you had to propose to someone. Just take it slow and see where it goes. If you have feelings for these girls pick one and see what happens. I may never watch this show again after the ending. I will watch tonight and I hope they tear him up!
I don't think it was anything to do with being a gentleman. He obviously didn't want to take it slow with either of them. Thoughout the season per contract they must pretend to like them, etc. At the end, they are allowed to do what they really want. He must have no interest in having any contact with either of them and that's better than faking it and giving a ring!
I don't know why everyone is so upset with him... what's the difference if he breaks it off now or a month from now (like some of the others). You can have feelings for someone and not be in love enough to marry them... why lead them on if you know you don't love them?
I'm guessing the "ring buying" is part of the show and he had no choice in the matter... I think he really intended to pick DeAnna, since he had to pick someone and at the last moment just couldn't do it and told her so... that may take more courage than just giving her a ring knowing you have no intent of going thru with the relationship.
I totally agree that no ring should have been given, if he didn't really want to marry one of them (and how could he know so soon?). It's just that he kept saying how perfect each of them was, and what a dilemma, etc. If he didn't feel that way (which is fine), then he shouldn't have said these things so many times.
I agree with a PP, I guess it comes down to how he has to act, as per his contract. That really stinks, though; it is even more contrived that I thought (and that's pretty bad!). I think this will be it for me, too (as far as watching the show).
I agree that he should not fake it and give a ring because he feels pressured, but as stated by a few, he is allowed to do what he wants in the end and clearly told both of them that he had strong feelings for them. I certainly don't condone proposing when you're not sure, but it's only been however many weeks and he hardly knows either of these girls, so why not say let's get to know each other, but I can't promise anything. Then it would be up to the girl to decide if she wanted to take a chance on it not working out. I just feel like he did not give it a chance even though blah, blah, blah Deanna was everything he ever wanted. Why say that on the last night if he can do what he wants at that point?
After watching this tonight... I really think HE thought he was doing the right thing by being honest, and the women thought "dating to be sure" was the right thing... I noticed at the end there were no comments from men... I wonder how many men would agree with his choice to be honest and not drag it out?
I watched that last night and have to agree with the guy. Yeah, some people look at it like he should've taken a chance on her, but I can see his point. Have you ever dated someone who was head over heels in love with you (or was just ready to get married and you happened to be available?), and you didn't feel that way? I was in that position years ago and I didn't want to "see how things go". I was ready to scoot out of there, and I did.
Maybe he was looking for the fireworks, and they may never come. But you have to give the guy credit for not stringing her along - I think he gave it an honest shot in those 5 weeks. That was some concentrated dating time - and the sparks just weren't there for him.