Burning Questions

Hear from the runner-up of Date My Ex, Chris!

Sep 8, 2008

Were you surprised with the outcome of the final elimination? Why do you think Jo chose Lucas over you?

No, I wasn't surprised at the final elimination. I think that Lucas is a better fit for her. His current girlfriend and girlfriends in the past have had dark hair and dark eyes. I am disappointed I didn't win though - if you ask my friends they will tell you I am too competitive sometimes. She wasn't my type - my girlfriends have all been blue eyed and fair skinned. I think Jo was special, but I think she made a great choice in picking Lucas. I think that she picked Lucas because he is a little easier going and more open to what he wants. I think that Jo had feelings for me, but Lucas just fit her new lifestyle more. He is a lot closer, and has more in common with his modeling and acting experience. I am so far from that.

Now that you've been on a dating show, what's one piece of dating advice you can offer to viewers?

Never trust anyone unless they are family. Having the ex around in the beginning of any relationship, even as friends, is a recipe for disaster. On relationships, my recommendation to the fans is simple. If you are in a relationship where you are no longer in love anymore, get out now, it never comes back to where it needs to be. Single life is fun for about a year and then it gets to be all the same - find someone that gives you that heavy feeling in your heart and stomach at the same time and stay with them. Finally, trust your family's judgment. If they love you, they always have your best interests in mind. Slow down and listen to what they have to say.

Are you still single?

I am not single. I have a beautiful intelligent girlfriend that laughs at me whenever I pull out a line on Jo on the show. She is a lot more my speed then Jo could ever be. It all works out in the end.

Anything else you'd like to say to fans?

I appreciate everyone's messages and comments saying how they enjoyed the show. I had an amazing time in LA at the house with the other guys and was really happy to make some great friends from the whole process. If you want to know more about me and the companies I am involved in you can go to the following websites: www.myspace.com/chrisgersch www.chicagoglobalcapital.com www.centaurisgroup.com www.chicityproperties.com www.thinkorswim.com