I think Arie has been smitten with Emily since their first date and has being quickly falling in love since then. I know a lot of people think he’s smooth and a player but I respect his willingness to fall so quickly and be open about it. I really like his passion.
After Arie admits that he’s head over heels for Emily, Ashley thinks it’s clear to everyone that Em is clearly falling love with Arie too — even her boyfriend agrees:
My boyfriend Scott tries not to watch the show with me but he overheard Emily saying that she likes kissing Arie a lot. Scott tore himself away from his iPad for a second to tell me that he thought this was really cute and he could tell that Emily is falling for Arie. He didn’t even see Emily’s face on this date and he could tell that they were falling in love.
As for the drama surrounding Arie having dated Bachelor producer Cassie Lambert, Ashley sums up her feelings like this: “I think the fact that he has his ex’s name tattooed on his body is a lot bigger of a deal than the whole Cassie situation.” Good point, Ashley — Emily took that news in stride!
But what about Jef Holm, Arie’s BFF/biggest competition? He’s definitely Dad material. She says, “Jef melts my heart ... when he runs back into the store to buy a Ricki puppet to complete their puppet family. I love how much Jef incorporates Ricki into their conversations! He is the cutest!” Even though she’s putting her money on Arie, Ashley can see a connection between Emily and Jef, and even shares some insider info, revealing,
One thing I will say about Jef and Emily is that he knows how to make her really laugh. I know that Emily is really laughing with Jef because I used to try and make Emily laugh in the house because I love the way her real laugh sounds.
So, according to Ashley, Emily’s in a battle between laughter and passion — how does a girl choose?
Stray observations: On John Wolfner: If Wolfie hadn’t told his [cheating] story, Emily would have definitely let him go during this date but she is way to empathetic to do that. The chemistry just isn’t there. On Doug Clerget: I think Doug’s ugly cry would totally marry my ugly cry and make the ugliest, crying babies.
On Chris Bukowski: Have y’all noticed that Chris starts rubbing his forehead vein when he is pissed?