And here we were thinking it was just us that was terrible at small talk.
If The Bachelorette does nothing else, it will leave the lasting legacy of reassuring us all that we are not the only socially stunted people out there.
While The Bachelor Sam Wood was a smooth operator, able to keep the conversation flowing with relative ease (or at least with the help of vigilant editors), so far The Bachelorette has fairly accurately reflected the true state of the dating scene (except the part where she has a bunch of hot, successful guys locked in a mansion vying for her affection, of course).
It’s reminded us of the incredible awkwardness that is chatting to someone you don’t really know (and whom you are potentially trying to bed). And for that, we are grateful.
Because, while the guys looked smart, confident and put-together, most of them totally bombed on the small-talk front.
So we have a couple of suggestions for the bachelors for future reference.
1. Ask questions, please.
When the glorious Sam asked what David the plumber did for living, he responded: “I’m a plumber.” (Suggestion 1: Maybe use the natural segue and follow up with, “What do you do?” rather than just stop there.)