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Eliminated bachelor Doug Clerget - 6/28/2012
I talked to the eliminated, single dad this morning and it was a surprisingly pleasant conversation.
I’ve been open about how I feel about Doug and this morning’s call definitely changed my mind about him. Doug did not expect to be sent home on Monday night and he still dreads the kiss he gave Emily (ouch, I think all of America did).
He even laughed and said he didn’t want to be reminded of that (haha AND his friends back home won’t stop ragging on him about it)!
Doug was honored to get the first impression rose and throughout his time on "The Bachelorette" he was just trying to get to know Emily as best as he could. Doug said that his feelings did get hurt by Emily, especially when she said that he wasn’t real. He said that what you see is what you get from him.
He really did want the hometown date. Doug felt that Emily would have enjoyed Seattle and his lifestyle with this son Austin. He also wished he had more time with Emily.
It was cute; Doug said that his son had NO interest in the show. Even when his son’s friends talked to him about it, he said that his son was more interested in cartoons and playing hoops. And Doug never felt the urge to come home because his son kept telling him to stay.
Doug didn’t realize how physical all of the guys got with Emily during the show. He understands now that he should have made a move sooner. But, he wanted to respect Emily and he wasn’t sure if she wanted to get physical with everyone.
He thought maybe she just wanted to have a conversation every once in a while. A lot of past girls that Doug has dated said that he needed to make a move or be more aggressive, so that is something that he knows he needs to work on.