Speaking to Mamamia, Rachael says the 31-year-old Canadian did a complete U-turn on her and turned into a completely different person after their date.
“I wish I hadn’t gone on that date with Thomas,” she says.
“After our date, he was a different person. He really went very, very quiet on me. He almost didn’t want to hang out with me. I’m thinking, ‘Why have you just gone from showing me you’re quite interested on the date, and now you’re just this frosty person?'”
And she says she’s not entirely convinced he had the right intentions going into the show.
“Now, looking back, I’m like, ‘Der, Rachael. He just wanted to get air time,'” she admits.
Despite trying to talk to him after their date though, to figure out where it all went wrong, Rachael, 33, got the impression Thomas was already done with her.
“He just didn’t want to hang out with me. Trying to have a conversation with him was like getting blood out of a stone. It was like, ‘What is wrong with you?'” she says.
“I started to question a lot of things. It didn’t make any sense to me.”
It was only right before he left the show that Thomas finally sat Rachael down for a chat – and then tried to gaslight her.
“We sat down on the steps right before he left, and he said, ‘I feel like you changed after our date,'” she says.
“I was really gobsmacked. I didn’t really know what was happening. I was like, ‘Are you reading a script right now, because that’s just not what happened!'”