After years of watching The Bachelor, it's more than evident that the practices on the show have little to nothing to do with what dating is actually like in real life. Although most relationships go through a non-exclusive phase, it's not like non-exclusive means that your partner is seeing more than two dozen other women at the same time — and, if you're Chris Soules, kissing all of those women. I hadn't really thought about it until Mackenzie brought it up during Monday night's episode, but Bachelor Chris has kissed many if not most of the women on the show, and it's only been three episodes. If he feels like it's the right thing to do, I'm not trying to shame him; I just think it's worth a debate. Is it OK for the bachelor to kiss several of the women all season long?
I mean, I get that Chris is trying to get to know his contestants, but there are ways to learn about someone that don't involve putting your tongue in their mouth. Don't get me wrong: Kissing is a great way to determine whether or not you have chemistry with someone, an essential element in any successful relationship. But I can't blame Mackenzie (or any of the other women) if they feel uncomfortable with Chris's choices. Chris can kiss whoever he wants, but that doesn't mean anybody has to like it.
And when Chris spent some time with Becca one-on-one, she wanted to kiss him but straight up told him she wasn't going to because she didn't feel like it was the right thing to do, and this is the first time something like this has happened this season. I have to respect Becca for not giving in to the temptation, and Chris seemed to respect her for it, too. (He did give her the date rose after that, after all.)
Chris should probs lay off the lip locking for awhile, though. His league of ladies seem to be tiring of it.
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