Editors’ note: For the next few weeks we’ll be critiquing dates on “The Mormon Bachelor.” The folks at MoBach heavily moderate their comments so that everything involves sunshine and rainbows, and we think that is dumb. This is dating, people! Not all of it works or is positive, and we shall address it as such. Your comments and thoughts – uncensored and unedited – are welcome, as always.
First contestant is Sarah McDermott –
G: I don’t get how the date started at a house and finished at an apartment. Something’s fishy.
A: Excellent point Geoff, and the mistletoe on the front door seems a little … obvious?
A: Whatever that jumping thing is they were doing, that is the best first date idea thing I’ve ever seen.
G: I’ve met Sarah. She’s quite cool; probably too cool for Rick, to be honest. That’s not to disparage the Young Buck, but, well, it actually is to disparage the man. I lied. Regardless, I genuinely think Sarah is a winner on every level.
G: I love that the greatest “romance” from the date came from Rick awkwardly trying to see if something was in Sarah’s eye. I thought he was going to lean in with some cheesy line like, “no, but you have something right there,” while directing his eyes to her lips. Alas, we have been foiled because Rick has no hormones.
A: And the “You should go to the bathroom to clear that up” yeah, women love that.
G: I would normally say that in the wrap-up interview Rick seemed to struggle to find enthusiastic things to say, but having been a Bachelor myself, I know how awkward it is to be grilled on camera. It must especially be the case for his first of many dates. That said, they both seemed more pleasant than enthusiastic.
A: Sure, sure sure
G: Regardless, to be direct, I doubt Rick will choose Sarah for Round 2. And that’s OK. Not everyone needs to be a disciple of Buckman.
A: Agreed, this is the end of 99% of first dates that occur. Simply no chemistry.
Second contestant is Sara Foster –
Geoff: Sara is cute as a button. I loved her caching idea. Very creative. Well done. Sadly, the video spent too much time showing them on their quest. I got the idea 40 seconds in, folks! I didn’t need three minutes of it. Still, great idea. Kudos to Sara for that one.
A: She is lovely. Dibs if buck fails. Geocaching is stupid, but props for originality. Buck’s feigned excitement at the game is precious.
G: Also, Sara is young like unto a youth, which tends to be a very pro-Buck place to be.
A: sourpatch kids and hoodies, the girl has a certain charm.
G: One thing I wonder: Rick is the kind of guy to go after a chick that catches his eye. So if he knew Sara years ago, why did he not jump at the chance then? Hmm…
A: Because he was waiting for the dentist card to make his play.
G: I think Rick’s enthusiasm at the end of the date is quite genuine. Rick likes cute, adventurous girls, and the wee Foster gave him all of that in spades. Plus, she seemed to think the bloody Buckmobile thing was actually cute. *sigh*
A: I can’t believe we’re losing to this guy.
G: Sara Foster. The date with McDermott seemed pleasant and genial, but there appeared to be less genuine connection than with Foster. If that is an editing issue and not representative of what really happened, then we’ll never know the truth!
A: 100% Foster, she had a strong showing and though the physical contact was clearly absent, I suspect the buckmobile may earn it’s name yet.