Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{ Date #2 - JESSICA BRADLEY }



Jessica, Jessica, Jessica.  When I opened the door and saw Jessica standing there I immediately felt this sense of peace come over me.  She had this huge bubbly personality and great smile and I went from the nerves of a blind date to the comfort of spending quality time with a quality person.  It was the just the date that I was hoping for at the beginning of this crazy journey.


The date started out with the two of us going to a wonderful little taco shop in Beverly Hills called Benitos.  Occasionally I like fancy dinners but I prefer hole-in-the-wall dining establishments - especially Mexican food in LA.  It hit the spot.  During our simple but fantastic dinner a little kid came up to us selling cookies so he could pay for a field trip to the San Diego Zoo.  Jessica was so sweet to him and immediately made him feel confident when she asked him questions about where he was from and what he was going to do at the zoo.  She didn't hesitate to pull out her wallet and donate to his cause.  It wasn’t forced or fake - it was sincere and sweet because she truly has a heart of gold.  I have always looked for that quality in my future wife - in a few moments I learned a lot about Jessica and know she is going to be an incredible mother.  That is such an important quality in my eyes, because I want to feel confident that my wife will be able to provide a safe place for our children while I'm off working hard (hopefully as a dentist really soon).


After dinner we then went to Swingers where I had pre-arranged the bakery to set up 2 amazingly delicious cupcakes for us to enjoy before heading to our Improv show.  One of the funniest things that I learned about Jessica while eating cupcakes is her love for Justin Beiber.  She has a very bad case of Beiber fever.  It's not that I'm a hater but I just don't have that kind of love in my heart for the Biebs.  It isn't a deal breaker but she may have written me off because I just can't stand the kid.


At the LA Improv comedy club after dinner and dessert we enjoyed an amazing show by the performance group the Thrillionaires.  They were spectacular and absolutely hilarious.  They did a skit about Jessica and I on our first date and it was entertaining and a lot of fun.  We got pulled up on stage and they let us have it.  Jessica has such a great personality and lit up the room.  Everyone around her instantly likes her.  I had a very good time on the date and it will go down and one of the funniest and best dates I have been on in a long time.


I'm not as sure about a 2nd date with Jessica but I would feel like I am missing out if we can't develop a friendship after The Mormon Bachelor.  I want to make sure I am very honest in my feelings about each of these women and I hope they are equally honest with me.  At this point I see her as a friend.  Having said that, maybe the reason things haven't worked out in my former relationships because I don't put friendship first.  I know that Jessica and I would always have an amazing time and I know I would be lucky to have someone like her in my life.



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41 comments:

beingajane said...

I think she's fun and smart and beautiful!! And I think Chris is being a little rude. I hope in the future dates he'll be more sensitive to these girls who are putting themselves out there. You can be honest with yourself about how you feel but you don't have to embarrass these girls on the internet by announcing that you don't find them physically attractive.

I think Chris should be so lucky to have a girl as cute as Jessica.

Sistas in Zion said...

OMG-osh! Good gravy Chris...tell us how you really feel! You didn't feel a strong attraction to her and she'll make "some guy" extremely happy one day. Ouch! Chris, what about the fact that she's an event planner...ya'lls Beiber-fever themed wedding would have been FABULOUS!However, you were being honest and honesty is a must in the dating game.

Jessica boo, you doin' alright girl, the date you planned looked fun, you must be a fabulicious event planner! You can plan a party for the Sistas any day!

Bone Junior said...

I thought it was supposed to be Natasha today?

Geoff said...

I love how she quickly explains after planning on law school that she "still had fun," as if law school people are humorless workaholics. :)

Drive the car, Chris! Doesn't matter if she's officially taking you out.

Jen said...

Two things: Show us more of the date please! Is it just me, or do we only see like 2 minutes of actual date footage?

Second,I feel like Chris is writing off these women pretty quickly. Is this typical and maybe why so many guys are still looking? Are there supposed to be fireworks on the first date or is it okay to build on a great date and see what happens? Please give these great girls a chance!

Knittylizzy said...

I was looking forward to watching Natasha's date today... What happened? When will her date be aired instead?

Knittylizzy said...

I thought Natasha's date was supposed to air today. What happened? I hope it will be aired next week!!

Cody Barbour said...

This why I am not a fan of reality TV. I'm Cody, Chris's younger brother. At times, me and Chris haven't been on best of terms, but I know for a fact that if there is one thing my brother is, he is a gentleman to all women. The way the show edited the interview and the date was pretty bad in this episode. It wasn't fair to Jessica and it made Chris look like a bad guy, which he isn't at all. to the previous comments, please dont think that my brother is bad guy, he isn't at all.

Cody Barbour said...

This why I am not a fan of reality TV. I am Chris's younger brother Cody. At times, Chris and I have not been on the best of terms; but I know for a fact that there is one that my brother is, and that is a complete gentlemen to a women. The way the show edited the interview and the date made Jessica look bad in the eyes of my brother, and also made my brother look like an insensitive person. For the viewers watching this show, have faith in Chris. He is a good man.

Misty said...

Wow bud! You have diarrhea of the mouth! You are suppose to appeal to the audience not make them hate you.

Both girls have been awesome. You seem to be taking advantage of a great opportunity!

Misty said...

Reality TV didn't make him say that he isn't attractive to her. Regardless of the "way they edited it" he still said she wasn't attractive. Who says that on camera?? If he felt that way he could have kept it to himself.

Cathy said...

Use the word "chemistry" rather than attraction if you dont want the negative feedback. Just sayin' :)

Rick Buck said...

A note to Chris... Watch what you say! Even more than you would in real life. The Mormon Bachelor reputation and title WILL follow you. This isn't the real Bachelor where saying whatever is on your mind makes for good TV.

Also, one other tip if I may. Always look for ways to make the date more fun for the camera. The dates that I could tell I wasn't interested in were fun because I could focus more on the entertainment aspect of TMB.

From, The Former Mormon Bachelor to The New and Better One.

Cody Barbour said...

Excuse me, but at what point did he say she wasn't attractive?! I must have missed that part. I know he clearly said that he wasn't physically attracted to her. But he simply means she wasn't his type. Chris has told me on numerous occasions that he thinks he is extremely lucky to be abe to date these fine young women and that they are all beautiful and awesome. You guys are taking what he said out of context.

country girl said...

NOT ATTRACTIVE!!!! Okay 3 problems here.

1) Lack of total respect for Jessica. Not only from chris, but from the whole editing crew and producers of TMB. Who would honestly allow that comment to go through?? Especially knowing who all would see it.
2) Is Chris really looking... or just looking for action? No sincerity at all not from him at least.
3) Chris doesn't know what he wants. One is too HM for him but stil wants another date with her (I so wouldn't go out again knowing thats what he thought of me) The other is simply not attractive enough for him. NEWS FLASH! Know what you want and stop wasting the time of these girls, who could be spending quality time with someone who is actually interested.

Cougs Rock said...

I personally appreciate Chris' honesty. Would any of his dates in their right minds want him to string them along with syropy comments that weren't true? THEN the Venus vitriol would REALLY come out here. Thank you for having the candor and honesty to say what what you really think, instead of beating around the bush. btw, ladies, Chris never said that Jesicca wasn't attractive, it's just that he wasn't feeling an attraction. When Chris finds a true connection with one or several of his dates this season and talks about that, at least the ones he's stoked about will know that he's telling the truth.

Emma Koller said...

Wow, people! I don't find Chris to be rude at all. I find it much more rude and ungentlemanly to lead a woman on in a passive-aggressive manner than to articulately express and acknowledge how he really feels. He made it clear that while he enjoys her company, he just didn't feel it. He never once said she was not attractive or ugly. Not once! He simply said that he isn't attracted to her physically. It's not a crime to not be attracted to someone. I'm sure you all have friends of the opposite sex that you just aren't that attracted to in that way. Big deal! Sometimes the chemistry just isn't there in a romantic way and it feels more like a friendship.

Thank you Chris for being a man and expressing how you really feel instead of being wishy-washy and vague. I for one find it to be refreshing! That sort of honesty with yourself and others is going to help you find the person you really want to be with!

-Emma

ec832c8e-bda8-11e0-9683-000bcdca4d7a said...

Really??????? Way to throw a girl under the bus. Were you born without the ability to control your mouth? And you looked like such a nice guy too :(

Rachal said...

So he already insults the first 2 girls and wants to be "just friends".... Clearly he is just on here to find friends and not his life partner....

emily said...

I'm gonna have to agree with others......The first girl he called "high maintenance" and the second "not attractive." Boo!!!!!!!! I'm all about honesty, but some things should be kept to yourself.

Rachal said...

I agree!

Dave said...

Sorry dude, your brother stepped in it. No edits there to manipulate the audience. Just your brother saying he didn't find his girl attractive. He's entitled to that opinion by if he's going to say it then he and you should be prepped for any backlash that might incur.

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Lindsay Olsen said...

Oh dear, what is happening here? I would ask each of you if your comments are justified? I would remind you that this is a platform to represent the LDS church. Your opinions are very harsh and I doubt any of you would be willing to say that to someone face to face. Please keep in mind the thousands of people viewing this page and what we are trying to represent.

Jessica, you are beautiful and congratulations on being selected from a pool of 400 amazing applicants. Thank you for representing the LDS church in such an intelligent and beautiful way.

Chris, I apologize for the comments that have not only affected you personally, but also your family. Especially your mother. You are by far one of the most kind people I have met in my entire life.

I would ask each of you to be a little kinder, a little more patient, and a little more aware. As Chris I'm sure will do the same when answering questions regarding his dates. When one of us has perfected dating with a camera, then please step forward. And no, not you previous Mormon Bachelor we appreciate your insights, but perhaps you should privately contact Chris to provide him some advice.

ec832c8e-bda8-11e0-9683-000bcdca4d7a said...

I would hope that if this is indeed a platform to represent the LDS church, that non-LDS readers do not leave the sight thinking that our single young men are as insensitive as this young man has been up to this point. His mother may be upset by what she reads, but perhaps you might take a moment to think about what the mothers of Tiffany (a lovely girl) and Jessica (also a lovely girl) might be feeling about how he has treated their daughters in such public forum. No class.

Bre said...

yeah...no so impressed with this bachelor....

Geoff said...

Folks, he didn't say she wasn't attractive as an objective fact. He said he wasn't sure he was attracted to her. Are we really going to pretend we haven't all been on dates and felt the exact same way? Listen to what he actually says and not what you choose to read into.

That said, Chris is still kind of an imp.

AJ Candrian said...

Hey, we all can't be attracted to each other... it's part of life. No harm done. Way to put yourself out there to both Chris and Jessica.

jessica said...

Hey guys...it's Jessica. Yep, as in THE Jessica Bradley. Thanks for the kind words AND the not so kind words :)

But if you want to know MY opinion, it's all written here: http://theebergdorfbrunette.blogspot.com/.

Other than that, let's let it go, okay?

Angela K said...

Just want to say that I know Jessica personally. She is beautiful inside AND out. She's one of those people who lights up a room and always makes people smile. One of the sweetest girls you'll meet. Chris is missing out. I won't go on a tirade about him since I don't know him, but I had to add my piece on Jess. She is truly WONDERFUL.

Heidi and Matt said...

Chris....just so you know, you aren't too good looking yourself....

Bethy said...

Jessica is a beautiful woman, inside and out. That is obvious from the clips we saw of her. His loss.

mandie said...

All you people are taking this way too personal. I don't think he was rude or disrespectful. If he isn't into someone then he isn't. Nothing wrong with that.You guys need to give the poor man a break. I have known chris since high school and he is actually the nicest guy I know.

Angie said...

I thought Chris was very nice and respectful, and I appreciate that he's being 100% open and honest throughout this process. I didn't think he ever said Jessica was unattractive, he just said that he personally didn't feel a physical attraction to her. That is completely fine! He also paid Jessica a lot of wonderful compliments, and he was right, she seems like a beautiful, fun girl with a bright personality. I think Chris is doing great, and I hope he continues to be open and honest!

Deveny said...

Ya'll need to take a chill pill. Strangers AND brothers.
Just remember you're watching a random dude. Go on youtube blind dates. The bar isn't exactly super high here... HAH

Kudos to Chris for being honest. Saying you're not attracted and saying someone isn't attractive, are two different things.

rjdtklje said...

Just re-watched the clip after reading some of these comments. NOT ONCE did Chris say Jessica was not attractive. He said he was not attracted to her physically. I don't know Chris...or Jessica...but after 27 years and 6 children with my husband....physical attraction is still very very important!!! :)

Cathy said...

There are just rules of social finesse that are helpful in dating. He seems like a nice guy. He could have been a little easier on the let down. Just as effective but less hurtful could have been, lack of chemistry rather than lack of attraction. Simple words make big differences. Also, in communication (I taught seminars all over the world about this) it doesn't matter what you said, it matters what people took away from what you said. There gauges your effectiveness and finesse.

hendy said...

I like the new videos and the mix between individual interviews and footage of the dates. I appreciate Chris's honesty, it's better then leading someone on. Thanks to both of you for putting yourself out there so that we at home can by opinionated voyeurs.

deserae said...

Oh noooo Chris! Way to leave us all on a negative note! Try not to show ALL your cards!

Sistas in Zion said...

We just had to look at this again... Chris you are a mess, you gotta develop a better poker face!!