The Bachelorette: A Romantic Date, a Striptease, and Andi's First Kiss of the Season

Another Monday night, another anticipated episode of The Bachelorette. This week, Andi went on her first dates of the season, including two one-on-one dates and one very memorable group date.

     Three of the contestants performing on the group date

     Three of the contestants performing on the group date

Contestant Eric Hill was the first suitor to receive a date with the bachelorette. The date included a beach, a helicopter, a snowboarding lesson, and ended with the two making s’mores in a cozy log cabin. It’s safe to say that the date was nothing short of spectacular.

But then came the group date, which was easily the best moment of the night. The fourteen men all stripped in front of a live audience at a Hollywood nightclub…for charity. It was the most entertaining fundraiser I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. Later in the evening, Craig had one too many drinks and ended up fully dressed in the pool. Disrobing, drinking, and diving. Oh my.

Chris, a 32-year-old farmer, was the other lucky contestant to go on a one-on-one date with Andi. It was off to the races for these two—horse races, that is. And the date wouldn’t be complete with a random band playing for the couple to dance to. The two ended up sharing a kiss—but their chemistry was almost as invisible as the band’s fan base.

In the end, Carl the firefighter, Nick S., and Craig the drunken mess were all sent home. With a two-night special next week, including an appearance by Boyz II Men, the drama and tears are sure continue full speed ahead.  

Dating tip 101: Having a drink on a date does have its benefits, but it should be kept to a minimum on the first date. Stick to a drink or two to ensure a great first impression.

The Premiere of The Bachelorette Season 10

Last night, 27-year-old Andi Dorfman began her journey to find love on the tenth season of The Bachelorette.  Some of the men were more impressive than others when it came to first impressions. My favorites? J.J. for his sense of humor and his bowtie. Marcus because he really was so hot. And Patrick who had that je ne sais quoi  at least until I saw his soccer ball  (No need to remind Andi of Juan Pablo—ever.)  

On another note, there were quite a few cringeworthy arrivals last night, like when Cody pushed his limo up the hill in an attempt to catch Andi’s attention. What? And Jason, the doctor used one of the worst pick-up lines “I think you have a fever because you look pretty hot.” Clever. Not.

Andi Dorfman and her twenty-five suitors

Andi Dorfman and her twenty-five suitors

At the end of the night, six men went home, including Rudie the lawyer; Emil, pronounced Anal with an M in case you forgot; Josh B.; Mike, who likes to call himself Camps; Steven; and Jason the doctor—shocker.

Overall, it was definitely an entertaining first episode filled with plenty of dating faux pas. Andi’s dress was spectacular and the majority of the men were not. But as Juan Pablo would say, “eees OK.”

Dating tip 101: Avoid using a pick-up line or a stunt when you meet a woman for the first time; they rarely  make a good first impression.