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Ready for Love Recap (…and oh yeah – it’s cancelled as of next week!)

I’m doing a really quick recap of Ready for Love because I’ve gotten so many hits on these blogs. I didn’t want to leave people hanging, even it looks like the series will. Next Tuesday it’ll be replaced by Grimm, possibly my favorite scripted show along with Once Upon a Time on ABC. So, I’m a little sad because I’d like to have finished what I started, I love Grimm and Bachelorette will be starting soon enough! ***I do plan on blogging all of Des’ season so bookmark the blog to find your way back May 27!

Nominated: Christina, Hailey and Taonaya

Christina is the one saved right away. Hailey and Taonaya go to the garden.
Hailey’s nominated because apparently she can’t stop with the bodily fluid references and Amber has a huge problem with it. Hailey’s getting fed up and I’m kind of on her side. Who cares? Tim’s into her and he doesn’t.

Hailey comes up and Taonaya says she’d rather know now and is glad she took a risk.


First off Olivia decides she wants to leave because she feels attacked by the girls and Tracy feels like if she’s really not ready she should go. Ernesto seems surprised and a little sad, but as he says – you can’t force love.

Nominated: Mandi, Erica (again), Katie

Mandi didn’t take Matt’s advice to get touchy feely, so she’s nominated. Erica was nominated again, and deservedly so after being rude to his sister on the fashion show date. Katie was nominated and I’m not sure why since Tracy said she did great in her one on one.

He saves Mandi first and takes Erica and Katie to the garden. He mentions his doubts with Erica started last week and were compounded by her actions with his sister. He tells Katie she’s so sweet but he might be missing chemistry with her…but he also says he trusts the matchmakers.

Erica comes up and Katie goes home because something was missing. Erica’s eyes pop out of her head…too funny.


Kari drama: Ben started kissing girls and Kari asks him not to be a lip slut…he’s not sure of her motives and feels slightly manipulated but he’s willing to give her time to figure it out. Later – Amber wants to talk to Kari alone. She’s pretty nice and despite the previews the coaches really don’t give her that hard of a time.

*Side note: He is a lip slut – he’s kissed EVERYBODY and their mother.

Nominated: Tarryn, Beth, Katie

Tarryn is nominated because Amber thought her relationship with ben kind of stalled. Matt wants Beth to bring out the outrageous side of her personality. Tracy picks Katie because she still hasn’t moved out of the mom zone.

He saves Tarryn first and takes Katie and Beth to the garden. He gets excited about both of these girls. Katie makes him smile. He feels like Beth could be his counterpart.

He sends Katie home and Beth comes up from the garden.

I’m sad this is canceled. I want to know who Ben proposes to – hope there’s a way to see the end or that NBC releases the results.

Ready for Love: Week two introduces Ernesto!

Part One: Ernesto Arguello

First off, let me say I didn’t expect to fall for Ernesto Arguello, a Texan of Cuban and Nicaraguan descent who lives in Miama, as hard as I did while watching episode two. I kept thinking what an awesome Bachelor he would have made (Sorry NBC!). The man is philanthropic (He and his brother build houses for people in third world countries), handsome (even with a farmer’s tan), and charismatic. His sister and mother talk about him like he’s a god and describe him as loyal, AND he’s never said I love you to a woman. That last part could be a red flag, but watching him with his family and the ladies on their date, it seems like it’s more about his need to find someone real and sincere, as well as beautiful.

The matchmakers (Amber, Matthew, and Tracy) did well picking women that he would mesh with and the only girl I was sad to see go in the initial round was Elizabeth Cappella. The overall favorite seemed to be Alba Reyes (former Ms. Puerto Rica 2004) who broke out her Spanish and won him over. One girl he sent home actually brought a frog. They really speeded through the first round this time. I almost think they don’t need it.

The group date was building a house which was actually a lot more interesting than last episode’s concert and singing challenge with Tim Lopez. The girls were assigned various tasks and it was pretty easy to pick out a few he had chemistry with. He has some cute moments with some of the girls like when he was painting on Kristen Sikorski but the clip that stood out the most for me was the one with Shandi Finnessy and Alba. I think they both may go far!

The next step involved the matchmakers choosing one of their women for Ernesto to get one on one time with. Amber chooses Shandi (former Ms. USA 2004), Matt picks Mandy Wagner(whose twin Allie also makes it out of the first round with bachelor Ben), and Tracy picks Victoria Mora, a fiery, competitive chica who didn’t come off as well as she might have on the group date.

Of course, there is a hot tub waiting for Ernie (as his sister called him) and the three women – it’s a dating show. However, Victoria throws a curve ball when she refuses to disrobe saying she’s not comfortable with that. Ernesto says he respects that and she stays in her big white robe and throws attitude. After a while, he asks Shandi to jacuzzi where they discuss their mutual love of kids, the sacredness of wedding vows, and their faith. Looks like another notch in Shandi’s belt.

Matt’s advice to Mandi is to physically create a moment to remember. She does this by getting in the cold pool and then asking Ernesto for body heat. After this ploy they switch to hot tub where he tells her likes her attitude and feels they’re on the same page.

His time with Victoria doesn’t go well, although I don’t think she noticed. He told her he likes her confidence and attitude but that he feels she’s uncomfortable. She discusses boobs and butts hanging out (amazing the matchmakers don’t point this out considering the flack they gave Hailey for saying fart!). He again says “I respect that” as she continues to complain about the other girls.

As the one on one time ends he says he has concerns for the matchmakers!

In the group review the Matchmakers like that Shandi didn’t bring house drama to date and that Mandy took Matt’s advice, but Tracy gives Victoria heck for not holding back on her competitiveness and being self-centered. The matchmakers have a little conflict regarding Victoria’s refusal to disrobe and airing her feelings of awkwardness. Matthew says her behavior labeled her as “drama queen for life” in Ernesto’s mind.

They also bring up the conflict between Shandi and Olivia Matti, which we’re sure to see more of in the future. Shandi has the maturity edge and Tracy says a woman that can’t get along with other women will make a rotten partner.

For Elimination:
Tracy picks Victoria for all the reasons listed above.
Amber picks Erica for not bringing out her voice as she asked.
Matt picks Kristen because he sees a brother/sister vibe and he wants to see her get sexier.

Ernesto is diplomatic and loves everyone but likes the fun side and optimism of Kristen so she’s safe.

Erica and Victoria go to the pods to go the garden with Ernesto. We are dramatically reminded that only one will come back up while Ernesto does the sign of the cross on the way down! Ernesto is grateful they came and he admits to not knowing much about Erica. He tells Victoria that he admired her beliefs. She aks for his understanding because she was adjusting to the process and the women.

Theirs an awful moment when Erica says Victoria’s not there for the right reason and I seriously wish that he would send them both home at this point! He keeps Erica – not a shocker. Victoria looks like she could kill Erica! Like, she’s seriously scary. But she says it’s just not her, meaning the show.

Part Two: Bachelor Ben – coming soon!