Let's face it…dating prompts a lot of dilemmas! What I love about this episode is that it really breaks down the world of dating amongst me and my friends. We each show our vulnerability, a little bit of awkwardness, our hesitations, and our non-negotiable concerns when it comes to romance.
Watching this episode really shed new light on Drew for me. He and I are a lot alike in the sense that we tend to hide behind our wit and our outrageous comments, and we hope that it guards us from getting hurt. When Drew and I went to lunch, it was refreshing to see him become vulnerable. Although I knew about the weight loss and the challenges he had faced along the way, I never knew he was so sensitive. This really allowed me to see him in a new way, and moving forward, approach our friendship differently. Watching him and Cody together is really adorable. Drew becomes like a little boy who is in love for the first time…and it thrills me that he has found someone who can love him for him. But now that Cody is moving, I know Drew is wondering what will happen next…
How freaking cute are Glenn and Rebecca?! I will be the first to say that I think "swimming in the ex pond" is a bad idea, but when you see two people like that who genuinely love, understand, and support each other, it's hard not to root for them to make it work. The side of Glenn that Rebecca brings out is unique and incredibly sweet to watch. Although Glenn says he isn't ready to be in a relationship again, I wonder what will happen when he heads back to Oakland in football season?! I am a sucker for a happily ever after, so I am definitely "Team Rebecca!"
One of my favorite moments in this entire episode was discovering that Jody had finally parted ways with the soul patch! THANK GOD Tara convinced him to get after it with a razor, and although I'm still not sold on the idea of Jody, his hairless face is definitely a step in the right direction! Truthfully though, I really enjoyed getting to watch him squirm a little bit at dinner…I think it says a lot about a man if he can handle his own with a woman's best friends and answer the questions that they have. I certainly don't think Tara or I was prepared for the "kids" talk to end the way it did at dinner. Although it made things a little awkward at that point, I am glad that Tara found out sooner rather than later. I know children will be in her future, and if they aren't in Jody's, then that could be a serious relationship roadblock.
I'm not going to lie, seeing Matt "attempt" to date is pretty comical! The boy loves attention, so when I saw Neill flirting with Glenn at DIFFA, I could've predicted that Matt would react the way he did. But I am proud of him for putting himself out there and exploring what a real dating relationship feels like. It was fun for me to watch Matt and Neill's date and see what really went down, because I usually only get the "Matt version recap" after the fact, and it lacks all the juicy details! While watching this, I also laughed when I asked him about what they talked about on their "date," and Matt replied with "I don't date." Anyone else pick up on that? So was it a date with Neill or wasn't it?! Oh Matty…so commitment-phobic! All kidding aside, I wonder if Matt really is ready to date and give a girl what she wants, because if he isn't ready for that, he is playing with fire by leading a single mother along….
Now on to my dating dilemma…awkward first dates! When I say I don't date, I am being totally honest. In a perfect world, I would rather be friends with someone for awhile and transition into a romantic thing then have to go on a date with someone I don't know at all. But if I am going to have to bear an awkward first date, I'm totally okay with it being with someone as sexy as the South African! By the end of the date, Mark had passed the girlfriends test, and now I am really beginning to feel comfortable with him. Lately, it seems like all my friends are coupling up, so this is a nice distraction for me, and I can't wait till our next date! Y'all think he can pass the "Matt Nordgren Best Friend Test?!" If he doesn't, that could be the biggest dilemma of all! We shall see…
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