Arie didn’t know that Emily was engaged when he flew to North Carolina to give her his journal, but if he knew that she was engaged to Jef he never would have done that. He wasn’t offended in Emily’s decision not to read it. He said that obviously Emily and Jef are happy and he respects both of them so much.
He was completely caught off guard when Emily said that it wasn’t him. He was so confident in them. He appreciates the fact that Emily didn’t let him propose because a proposal is so emotional and that would have been more hurtful. Arie believes everything happens for a reason and the show has opened him up to love. He is looking forward, not backwards and he knows that there is someone out there for him.
He said that being friends with Jef actually made it easier to move forward. He was able to talk to Jef openly about the situation.
Arie didn’t watch the show in the beginning but as the season went on and people started talking to him more about the show, he started to watch. And he is glad he did, he said it was therapeutical for him and watching the episodes reminded him of what a great journey this was.
He hasn’t dated much because it only came out Monday that Emily and Jef are engaged. But he is open and ready to date! He said he is getting recognized a lot and everyone has been so sweet and kind. And he has gotten so much support.
Arie would be flattered if he would be asked to be the next bachelor but he would really have to think about it before he committed to it. What do you guys think? Should Arie be the next bachelor? Would you watch if he was? I hope Arie finds love because he is such a great guy! We hope to be seeing more of him in the near future!
Season Finale Recap - 7/23/2012
What a season it has been! In my opinion, it was definitely the BEST Bachelorette ever! Who did Emily choose and how did her journey end? Read on to find out!
Emily’s mother, father, brother and sister-in-law came to Curacao to meet the remaining two bachelors. Jef was up first. He won every family member over with his sincerity and honesty. Jef fit in with the Maynards so well. I think all of them liked the confidence they saw in him when he spoke about his feelings for Emily. Emily’s dad approved of Jef and gave him his blessing!