WOW! It feels like it has been FOREVER since I’ve come on here to write a blog post!! I recently traveled to Aruba for a week of vacation, then I came home and moved into a new apartment a day later! SO, I have been a little distracted by life these last few weeks. I can’t stay away any longer, though, because Bachelor in Paradise has begun and we have so much to chat about!
Let me just preface this by saying that I LOVE Bachelor in Paradise. Like, seriously love it. Every year when it comes back on, I make a comment about how I might like it more than The Bachelor/Bachelorette. Inevitably, I end up revoking this comment later when either of the other shows are on, because let’s be real, I cannot choose a favorite. I will say, however, that BIP might entertain me more, simply because there are more couples to follow and more relationships to be had. I also love that the BIP cast can be a lot more open about what they’re feeling and thinking. I find it a lot more interesting to hear what all the various people think about each other, rather than what 30 people think about one person.
Soooo. You might be wondering why it’s week two and you’re just now hearing my thoughts from the past FOUR episodes. Truthfully, I was going to write a separate post last week, but then WAY more drama occurred after the episodes aired, and I just felt like I didn’t even have my thoughts together to talk to y’all about this. These are my thoughts after week two! They might be all over the place, because there are a lot of relationships forming and happening!!
Dylan & Hannah
I’m all over the place with Dylan and Hannah! Dylan has been adorable from the first moment. I loved when he asked Wells for advice! He seems so genuine and normal. Sadly, I thought the first kiss these two shared was pretty awkward. And since then, I don’t feel like we’ve seen enough of their conversations to really understand and love them as a couple. With that being said, I do think Dylan is the sweetest and most gentile guy in paradise right now. And I definitely loved Hannah G on Colton’s season and thought she deserved the best. But, now I’m just not sure what to think! We hear how infatuated Dylan is with her and that she’s the only reason he’s there.. but when did this even develop? Or more so, why aren’t we seeing the moments that have developed it? Really, I think Hannah is just in a typical heart vs. head battle. She knows Dylan is the right choice: he’s kind, he’s focused solely on her, he doesn’t have a terrible reputation, and all of her friends are rooting for him. But with Blake, she feels a spark (I guess?) and like she has to see where it could go. Of course, I’m so with Dylan and want him to win her heart, but it’s also hard to be all-in for the two of them when I really can’t see what’s so great about the relationship. Does anyone else feel this way? On night one, I really wanted Dylan and Hannah to be this season’s Jade and Tanner. When they were on paradise, Jade was the beautiful one and everyone liked her. Tanner was not totally known from being on Kaitlyn’s season, though we knew that a bunch of the guys in the house really liked him. They had the first date and then loved each other the entire season! I wanted that for Hannah and Dylan.
Nicole & Clay
I could NOT be happier for Nicole this season! I think she is beautiful and so fun and hilarious and deserves all of the attention she is receiving!! She and Clay are pretty adorable together. I definitely understand the fascination with the new guy (what is even his name?) but Clay is with her for the right reasons and in for the long haul. I think the assertive guy just wanted to date Nicole to get back at Jordan. Stick with Clay, girly!!
Demi & Derek
I LOVE THIS COUPLE! Ugh. They’re fun together and normal and only focused on one another. Except that Demi has a girlfriend back home. I’m guessing this was our last episode with the two of them together, assuming that Demi leaves next week to be with her girl. Hopefully Derek could stay and explore other relationships! I like him with Demi so much, though, so I’m not sure who could top that. Can we have some more Dereks, please?!
Where to start? I honestly just do not care for this guy. I have never been a Blake fan. I could never understand why he went so far on Becca’s season. There is SOOO much drama happening that surrounds him. I know that the Caelynn and Blake situation has been blown up so much; I literally have no clue what the real story is between them. If you’re not caught up: Caelynn claimed on paradise that she and Blake were in a real relationship prior to the show starting. They almost decided to ditch paradise together. Then, he ghosted her. She was heartbroken. They see each other at Stagecoach, spend the night together, and then she finds out he was with Kristina the night before. Blake is currently claiming that they had no relationship, she came onto him, and she’s overreacting. Soooo, who knows what to believe. I think that it doesn’t even matter who is right or wrong here, because Blake is still messing with four other girls’ emotions. We also found out this week that he flew to visit Hannah G right before paradise began. WHAT?! Why?? And why then did he take Tayshia on the first date, when he was clearly interested in pursuing Hannah? He could’ve had her from day one. This is all just way too much for me. When Dylan walked over to break up Hannah and Blake, Blake proclaimed how he is sooo serious about Hannah and is just pursuing her. I just don’t believe anything he says! Sorry Blake.
Jordan and John Paul Jones
Jordan is so funny to me. He said he’s the mayor of paradise – I love it! Him finding out about all of Blake’s girls was so funny, it practically could’ve been scripted. He and John Paul Jones keep me laughing for two hours straight.
I have a few thoughts about Mike… First of all, I may have already mentioned that I don’t really want him to be our next bachelor. I just don’t think he’s entertaining enough! I also think it’s a bad sign for his bachelor campaign that he and Caelynn didn’t seem to totally hit it off. Maybe this is just me, but I think whoever our next bachelor is going to be should be liked by the majority of girls. Caelynn is also just the type of girl who the bach producers love to cast, so it worries me that not everyone would be interested in Mike. Additionally… did anyone else feel like he only hung out with Sydney this week to get a rose? It just felt a little bit fabricated to me. Hopefully they really did have a connection that we just didn’t happen to see on screen.
Katie & Wills? Katie & Chris?
I am super sad for Wills. I’m not his biggest fan on earth, but he had such a sweet proclamation to Katie, and she was not into it at all. Sad.
So I guess Chris has moved onto his third girl? The only thing I don’t love about paradise is that sometimes sooo much drama takes over that we don’t see the less interesting couples. Personally, I would choose to see all the less “popular” couples over the annoying drama! How about y’all?
I just want someone to love Kevin!!! Who can be his girl?!
Dean & Caelynn
Meh. Dean is sooo not cute anymore! That stinks! He used to be adorable. I could get into the idea of this couple, though!! I think they’re a cute match.
Thanks for reading, loves!