Our bachelorette Ali began all excited about going to the hometown dates.
The first was with Roberto in Tampa. They visited the college Roberto attended. The two played baseball together in the usual romantic manner. They then ended up with the traditional meeting of the parents. Roberto told his mother that if it got to the end he will most likely propose to her and he wanted her blessing; his mom and dad were both happy to give their blessing.
The second date was with Chris in Cape Cod. They met on the beach and walked around with Chris’s dog. Then they went to meet Chris’s parents. Chris and Ali bonded more because she could feel the love that Chris has for his mom who passed away. Chris expressed to Ali that bringing her home to meet the family is huge because they have never met someone he was in love with. Ali then met his dad, and Chris’s brothers and their significant others. Chris’s sister in law had concerns on Chris’s heart being broken but did wish them well and hope they got together. In the end Chris’s father highly approved of Ali and felt she would fit right in with the family.
“Seriously, do they ever meet the parents and the parents don’t like the girl or guy? I have been watching this show for years and parents always approve.” Lola L., Palmetto Bay, Florida.
The third date was with Kirk in Greenbay Wisconsin. This must have been Ali’s toughest date. Kirk explained how they were going visit two different places because Kirk’s mom and dad were divorced and they did not speak to each other. Kirk’s dad was the first visit. Kirk’s dad said to Ali “So Ali would you like to go see my basement?” I am certain Ali will never forget this visit. Kirk’s dad explained to Ali that what he does is Taxidermy; this is his workshop where he brings animals back to life. In the end Kirk’s dad and Ali had a nice talk and Ali walked away feeling good. Kirk’s dad told Kirk to think before he gave his heart away, to make sure they were compatible before getting married.
“Ali looked like she was going to die right then and there. If she could of turned around and ran out of there she would of.” Lola L., Palmetto Bay, Fl.
Then they went to visit Kirk’s mother, grandmother, and sister. Kirk seemed to be impressed that Ali and “the women” in his life clicked very well. Ali had some nice long talks with his mother and the ladies all seemed to agree that Ali was very good for Kirk.
The fourth date was with Frank in Chicago. Frank stated he was very excited about Ali meeting his family. Frank told Ali that this visit was extremely important to him because it was a life changing moment. He expressed about how stressed he was about putting his heart out there and then getting dumped. She told him she just needs for him to be happy for now and that he “seemed nervous”. Ali is having doubts about Franks feelings towards her.
“Hum ya think go with your instinct girl!” Lola L. Palmetto Bay, Fl.
The couple proceeded to go meet Frank’s family. They met Frank’s mom, dad, sister Becky and husband Chris. Frank’s mom told Ali they seemed like a perfect match especially how she was able to walk in there and fit right in. Becky in her interview mentioned how Ali does seem to fit right in but would like for Frank to take more time and think about what he is doing. Frank told his dad he has been “stressed about this whole thing.”
I found that line particularly interesting.
In the end the family approved of Ali.
Now we go to the Rose ceremony and after the normal discussion with Chris Harrison the ceremony began. Chris Harrison did ask Ali if she saw her potential husband in that group and Ali hesitated and said “I feel scared.” That should tell you a lot but more on that in the spoiler section.
The rose was given in the following order; Roberto, Chris, Frank. This meant that Kirk was let go.
Here is a spoiler alert regarding the end result so if you do not wish to know how it will all end then please do not read from here on.
Overnight dates and Final Rose
Ali has 3 scheduled over night dates planned but only 2 go through. Frank will have “love” issues but not with Ali, Frank advises Ali that he may still be in love with his “ex” girlfriend. So, rather then go through the over night portion of the date Frank pulls himself out.
The other two dates go as planned, meaning the final two are Roberto and Chris. This is the part that is sketchy because there are several theories out there on what happens. I will go with the most reliable source I go to and word has it Ali does not pick any of the men. There are rumors out there and some media sources are reporting that Ali is engaged, however, this source is strong and they state that she picks no one and to this date is still single.
So there you have it. Who will Ali pick, if anyone? What are your thoughts? Please share them in comments section.