Later, she clarifies her intentions: “I don’t want someone who is going to try to get laid on the first date. Sometimes the contestants go barefoot when walking on the beach or through the jungle, other times they wear socks and sneakers.You know, I want the romance.” As far as romance goes, the following staged dating activities are done naked, to varying aesthetic and practical results: conga playing, bird-watching, water skiing, water tubing, A. V.ing, salsa dancing, horseback riding, spearfishing, paddleboarding, zip-lining. Safety helmets are allowed at times, as are hats: one pair wears matching pith helmets on a nature walk; another sports Stetsons.For instance, handling certain situations, meeting different people from all around the country and learning about them. I would’ve never met these people or knew they would exist if it wasn’t for this experience, and now a lot of them are some of my best friends. We had to do this teeter-totter for our date, and it was wood as well, so I never wanna be naked on a teeter-totter ever again. In the finale you said you tend to self-sabotage relationships. For me, during the beginning and middle of the season, that was happening with David. The way that the episode was played out looks really bad on Zakk’s part, but that’s not how everything happened that night. David and I went to go visit Daveed a couple times in New York. And it’s crazy because I think about all the episodes and everything I’ve done, and it’s just like one simple move or different – like if I would’ve changed my mind with one thing, it would’ve changed how the whole season happened.What made you pick up and say, “I’m going to go on this VH1 show and get naked to meet people? I’m the kind of girl that likes to try everything once and I don’t like when people tell me I shouldn’t do something. I wasn’t sure if we were ever gonna make that move, and then once it was week three until the finale, three weeks in, I thought, you know, “David means so much to me, I don’t know if I want to ruin this, so maybe we just shouldn’t try anything.” But in my heart, my heart was telling me, “you need to make this move, girl.” Looking back on Zakk, do you regret keeping him after seeing the episodes? And even though I had such a great connection with Connor, it still wasn’t as big of a connection as it was with Zakk. And once I saw the episode I thought, “Ew, I should’ve picked Connor.” Zakk looks like an idiot and immature, but I couldn’t cheat myself again. I just wanted to double check and make sure that I wasn’t gonna make the same mistake twice. Daveed is the kind of guy who always calls me to make sure I always get a reality check. It’s crazy thinking about it, but yes, I would do it all over again.
And the singles, though they have signed up to travel to an oceanfront resort in Panama and naked-date nominal strangers for the viewing enjoyment of other strangers, are a circumspect, conservative bunch.
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