You know that feeling when you meet someone new and you can’t shake the butterflies? It’s great, right? The anticipation. The tingly feeling in your limbs. That goes away after a while, though, and replaces itself with a true relationship. I’m not saying that you can’t anticipate your partner, but the feelings of lust and love are very different things. That’s what I think JoJo will realize soon on The Bachelorette. JoJo told Jordan that he makes her nervous on The Bachelorette, and I don’t think that bodes well for their relationship.
Jordan and JoJo talked during her cocktail party-turned-pool-party, and they spoke about their feelings for each other. JoJo has already been struck down by admitting her feelings too early (though Ben did say he loved her back), and she’s nervous that she can see herself falling for Jordan and doesn't know his feelings. There’s a definite difference between those butterflies for a person and actually being nervous if a person likes you, the split being that that nervousness indicates that you don’t know where that person stands. If you’re in a relationship (or embarking on one), you and your partner should be on the same page. If you’re nervous that you’re not, you either need to communicate better or split up.
What does this mean for JoJo and Jordan? Frankly, I think she’s putting all of her eggs in one basket as it is, because she clearly really likes Jordan. She shouldn’t be nervous about one guy — she should be entertaining the other contestants who are there in the quest to win her heart and making sure she makes a well-informed decision. Like Desiree said in the beginning of the season, ignore the people you think you like the most, because you’ll still like them a week or two in. JoJo should be cultivating all of her options, not being nervous about just one dude, especially this early on when he still has great potential to break her heart.
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