Last night I had the weirdest dream. I was watching "The Bachelor " but everyone was dressed for a renaissance faire.
Turns out that was just one of the three pre-teen dates producers arranged for Ben and his gaggle of girls. You know how usually there's some bungee jumping, belaying and zip lining dates in the early stages of "The Bachelor"? Not with this guy. Apparently, Ben didn't sign the contract that says you might die on the show, so he spent the week in his hometown of Sonoma going to a candy shop, watching home movies, wearing a cotton diaper and bundling a dog.
Date one: Casey B.
I really hope he paid for her candy.
For his first date, Ben took the very adorable Casey on a tour of the candy shops and city halls of Sonoma. Soon the night evolved into the dinner hour of a Bar Mitzvah and the couple was treated to a montage of snapshots from their childhood, no doubt set to "Wind Beneath My Wings." (We can assume they couldn't get the rights to use it on the show). Ben got choked up about seeing his late dad on screen, and shortly thereafter he made-out with his date.
Hello, I'd like to date you. But first, this is me at 13.
Date 2: Half the state of California
The group date is already awkward so why not dress everyone up in costumes and have them perform for a bunch of judgmental kids? To be fair, these kids were pretty spot on.