Katie and Derek
Katie Conrad is 25 and a mental health professional. She has type 1 diabetes and wants to get pregnant as soon as possible for health reasons. She also recently got out of a bad relationship. Once she was selected to be married at first site, he showed back up in her life. Even as she is trying on her wedding dress, she is unsure if she should give her ex another chance.
Derek Sherman is a 26 and works in cyber security. He comes from a military family and seems more mature than some of the other grooms this season despite being the youngest. I hope Katie makes it down the aisle with him. Based on the photo above, it seems like she gets married. At the bacherlorette party, Katie says she is down for sex on her wedding night. She also got a bit drunk and um…frisky at the party. Derek is a bit goofy too, so this might work.
Jessica and Austin
Every season there is one couple that seems like a deliberate mismatch. This is this season’s mismatch. Austin is 31 years old and may in face still be nursing. He cannot get through a single conversation without talking about his mother. He talks about what “we want” in a spouse. It’s ridiculous. I never expected them to to pick for anyone.
The unfortunate bride is an identical twin. She has “we issues” as well. She talks on the phone to her twin sister all day. Neither one of these two are ready for marriage.
Taylor and Brandon
Taylor is a super smart 27-year-old research scientist from Pittsburgh. She also does promotional work with a Bourbon company. She has brains and beauty. She recently ended a four year relationship that her profile describes as “traumatic.” Is this a rebound marriage?
Brandon is a 34-year-old DC native. He’s a sales manager. He has a great sense of humor and seems to in this for the right reasons. He seems like a total gentleman. Or, Zach could be right about him and he is just a smooth operator.
Mindy and Zach
Mindy Shiben is a 34-year-old figure skating coach from Maryland. She had a younger sister who died. She dated lots of guys that didn’t work out. Zach Justice is a 32-year-old “fitness professional.” I think he is from Georgia. They both have the athletics thing in common. Neither of Mindy’s parents are willing to come to the wedding. Zach had a lot to say about the other guys at the bachelor party. He thinks very highly of himself.
Meka and Michael
Meka is very ambitious and driven. She’s very confident and independent. I like her. Her mother is one of the most supportive parents on the season. I just realized she is only 25! She’s very mature for her age.
Michael works with special needs students, teaches yoga, works out six days a week and love the fine arts. I like this match. He’s 31 and had a traumatic childhood.
As you can see they chose FIVE couples this season. That is two too many. Thoughts?