You know what I knew about love at 25? Zilch. Nada. A big fat nothing.
You know what I was doing at 27? I was living it up in London, having the best time of my goddamn life.
And yet those are the ages of two of our Bachelors: Jed is 25 and Felix is 27. And, compared to 35-year-old Thomas, you can tell that these two men are just not ready for everlasting commitment.
Now, I must state a few disclaimers: Firstly, there will of course be people in their 20s who are in long-term, successful relationships. I'm not saying they don't exist. I am saying that MOST OF THE TIME when you are in your 20s, you don't know what the heck you want. Or, more specifically, WHO the heck you want.
Secondly, Jed is lovely. He is warm, funny, relatable, and just generally a good guy. But that doesn't mean he isn't young and dumb. Because he most definitely is.
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As I've been recapping this season of The Bachelors, it's fair to say I've noticed a few things.
One of them is how Thomas has built connections much more easily and solidly than his counterparts. He chose the right people on his blind dates at the beginning. He asked the right questions. He let go of the right people. He fell in love.
On the flip side of the coin, Felix fell into bad player-like behaviour: kissing women aggressively in front of his other dates, prioritising physical chemistry above all else, making weird Hannibal Lecter tongue gestures, and generally just giving everyone watching at home - and our Queen Yuri - the "ick".