Disclaimer: This post was written by someone with very limited knowledge of 'The Bachelor.' By 'limited' we mean tabloid headlines and IM conversations with coworkers.
With that out of the way, we can go on to say that hopeless romantics' hearts were crushed Monday night on the season finale of 'The Bachelor.'
Wine maker Ben Flajnik had to make the tough decision of proposing to one of two beautiful women.
After traveling through Puerto Rico and Switzerland on ABC's dime (be sure to send them a 'Thank You' card, Ben!), it was time for Flajnik to announce who he was in love with.
For weeks tabloid magazines had Courtney's face all over the cover with headlines like "IN IT TO WIN IT," and "HOW SHE TRICKED BEN." Apparently, this girl sucks. She was mean, manipulative and "in it for all the wrong reasons."
That didn't stop Flajnik from getting down on one knee and declaring his love for the model.
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"It's been an incredible road getting to this point with you," he told Courtney. "But I promised myself that I wouldn't get down on one knee again unless I was certain it was forever, and I want to tell you that you are my forever. You are my forever. And I have waited a really, really long time – a really, really long time to tell you that I'm in love with you more than you'll ever know and that this whole experience and journey has been worth it every step of the way."
They hugged, they kissed and then Courtney made a tacky, superficial comment about the diamond ring. Oh, and she said 'yes.'
Don't worry, Lindzi, real, non-televised love exists.. You're still young, you'll find love. And we're willing to bet you don't have to travel all the way to Switzerland to find it.
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