The Bachelor Blog: Jake Takes the Plunge
There were some seriously strong opinions commented here this past week and a specifically strong reaction to my comment on cheating. I understand why you feel that way, considering I’m dating multiple women, but let me explain my point of view. When you sign up for this show, you know the premise. One guy dates multiple women, just like on The Bachelorette when one woman dates multiple men. When I was on The Bachelorette, watching Jillian date other guys was really hard, but that was what I signed up for. I never would’ve expressed interest in someone else while I was vying for Jillian’s affection. And I definitely wouldn’t have sought out a relationship with somebody else. I made a promise to her that I was there for her and to find love, and that’s what I expect from the women that are on the show this season. Call it what you will, but I did like Rozlyn and it hurt to know that she had kissed me the night before, accepted a rose and told me how she was looking forward to getting to know me better, all the while engaging in another relationship. Enough said. I moved on then and I’m moving on now.
As you all now know, I'm terribly afraid of heights. I seriously get freaked out when I’m on bridges, tall buildings, etc. Seems kind of silly for a pilot, I know. I felt bad for Vienna because I was so quiet on the first part of our date. She probably thought I was bored or didn't like her but I was just very nervous. She had no clue what we were doing until the helicopter pilot slipped and told her two minutes before we landed. She started to freak out! When I stepped out on to the edge of the bridge, I had never felt fear like that in my life! I was petrified! My whole body went numb. Luckily Vienna has a real nurturing side to her and that helped me to take the plunge. I think it also brought us a lot closer. We conquered our fears together.
The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club date was a blast! My sides were hurting from some of the girls’ routines, whether they were funny or not. Corrie's routine about Vienna really set the tone for the rest of the night. Every time I would sit down and talk to a girl at the afterparty, she would spend her time with me putting down the other women. Apparently there was more truth to those comedy routines than I thought. I really thought I would come into this season and have a pretty smooth run. Boy was I wrong. Drama!
Let’s talk about Michelle. She is one of the most sincere I’ve ever met but the pressure from this environment clearly became too much for her. It felt like she was begging me to release her from this journey. She was miserable and honestly it made me feel bad for her ... and yet she was really surprised when I asked her to leave.
And then we have Elizabeth; that girl was confusing the hell out of me. Ladies, please remember: Rules to Successful Dating, 101 -- Don't play games! Especially when time is very limited. I got upset, she got upset. Not a good start to a relationship.
Okay, here are some answers to a couple of questions I got last week:
1. I'm driving a 2007 Triumph Bonneville. Its like the new T100 but doesn't have the two-tone paint. It’s an AWESOME bike!
2. I work out with two trainers in Dallas. (Cat and Dom Colona). My workouts consist of medium to heavy weight with iso/bio-metric exercises. Lots and lots of core and abdominal training and remember, working out is 80 percent diet. --Jake Pavelka
Read Jake's previous blog entry!
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