Cast Blog: #MOSTELIGIBLE

Awkward

You Never Know...

Who Run the World

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

A Beautiful Gas Station Dinner

Achy Breaky Heart

Closer Than Ever

Finally!

The Rules According to Courtney

Ridin' Solo

Surface-Level Fun

A Fairy-Tale Romance

The Hooker Convention

It's All Happening

Timing is Key

Oh, Grace Kelly

A New Outlook

A Vocab Lesson

Not Sorry

Follow Your Heart

Boys Will Be Boys

Lip Lockin' and Talkin'

Accent Pieces

Operation Beaver Snatch

Dating Dilemma

Five Foot Fabulous

Honey, I'm Home!

Passions

Sakes Alive

In Character

For Whom the Belle Tolls

More Than Meets the Eye

Passions

Giving Back

The Pursuit of Happiness

Poolside

Let the Games Begin

Honest and Open

Rolling the Dice

Are You for Real?

Drewcifer

Awkward

Tara's still not over how terribly awkward this episode was for everyone.

Wow that was quite an episode wasn't it? The word that kept popping in my head is the A-word. No, not that A-word, awkward. Awkward first dates, awkward dinners with friends, an awkward first kiss and a car accident on my first date -- Awkward!

Let me begin by saying that it's extremely hard putting your life on film for the world to see. Honestly it takes a lot of moxie. Everything is captured -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. That being said let's dive in!

I am so glad that we got to see Neill practicing in the studio and hear her sing. She is incredibly talented, and I am so proud of her for following her dream.

Watching dinner with Matt and Courtney was upsetting. I hate when my friends are not getting along. I could feel the tension coming through the TV screen. You both are such amazing friends that I hope you get this behind you so you can move forward.

I don't ever think I've seen Drew so at a loss for words or so miserable. The silences were palpable. I loved watching Drew with the matchmaker. Drew why wasn't I there with you and Daylon?

One of the things I love the most about Matt is his honesty. He is one hundred percent upfront with every girl and lets them know he is not looking to settle down. The awkward glances and comments the girls gave each other at the table were odd considering that everyone knew where they stood. Matt never misleads anyone. He had three beautiful women's undivided attention, now that's talent!

How handsome is Glenn? It is kind of ridiculous that he has that face, body, and is such a sweetheart!

Now on to my first date with Jody. Where do I start with all the awkward things that happened? Bowling was absolutely taking me out of my comfort zone. I was surprised in this modern age of technology that bowling has not caught on to real sanitation standards. You have to borrow bowling shoes and all they have as protection are cotton socks? The germ monsters that dwell on those shoes and no protection against them but a thin pair of socks? O.M.G. gross! Considering I was a bowling first timer, I have to admit, I was pretty awesome. 

Now on to the first kiss awkwardness. Who hasn't been there? The back and fourth of do I don't I? Well let me give you advice on this topic. If it doesn't happen naturally during the date, it's going to wind up always being the awkward at the door good-bye kiss. Maybe the fender bender didn't help, but it was truly awkward. Let's just say it should happen naturally.

The most awkward moment tonight was the dinner with Neill. I knew that Courtney was ready to apologize to Neill and move on. I don't think that Neill was ready to accept her apology. I should have hired someone to announce the fight blow by blow and round by round. Neill got some good punches in. At a certain point during the dinner I just looked down at the plate and hoped it would end if I just stopped talking. 

I have to admit I was shocked when Neill said Courtney drinks too much. That's not the case at all, and I know her like the back of my hand. I wish more than anything that Courtney and Neill would just get past this bumpy beginning and get along.

P.S. Courtney, seriously? Pleated pants? Come on!

 

A Beautiful Gas Station Dinner

Tara shares her thoughts on the dinner suprise and dishes on the Jody situation.

Well this is it! What a crazy, wonderful experience it's been. So many people from across the country have reached out to me with their rescue stories, and I couldn't be happier. That has truly been the highlight of Most Eligible Dallas for me. 

So here are my thoughts about this season's finale.

Ah, nothing spells romance like a beautiful gas station dinner, complete with the subtle mood lighting and constant buzzing noise from the neon Bud Light sign…ugh. After seeing my horrified expressions, you could probably guess that I'm not exactly accustomed to spending my Saturday nights in gas station.  Now, if we're "road-tripping" it, then I'm all in because I'd be in jeans and a baseball cap and dressed for the occasion…but not date night, come on!
Am I high maintenance?  Maybe a little, but I don't think I was out of line. I never would have imagined having a real date in the same place where I could fill up the tank and get a flat fixed.  Note to future boyfriends: please no surprises without telling me the proper dress code!

Now we can all let out a collective sigh…Matt and Courtney. Finally! All I can say is what took so long? I am so happy they finally took the first step toward a relationship. And how amazing was that kiss?  I have to admit, I may have done a little happy dance when I saw it. I love them both so much and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If you've read my blog, then you know that Drew has a special place in my heart, and when his heart breaks, so does mine. I love you, Drew, but sometimes I just want to slap you. What were you thinking? I saw how hurt Cody was at dinner. The next time you're in love, I am going to keep you on a tight leash! So this is how it ends, Jody and I are no longer together. I jumped in with my whole heart, but I wouldn't have done it any other way.  Lesson learned -- invest in a background check! But to Jody's credit, he has been separated for two years. So I am single again…anyone know any great guys? 
 
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