"I was clicking on every level with her and I could feel myself really starting to fall for her. She's witty, sarcastic, intelligent, loving, caring and our morals seemed to line up. And not to mention, she's so beautiful! This girl has it all. We ended the night with a very romantic dip in the hot tub and of course I gave Dez a rose. I left that date thinking that Dez might just be the one for me," Lowe wrote in his People blog.
Lowe admitted he was also very pleasantly surprised by Sarah Herron, whom he shared his other one-on-one date with during last night's episode. However, he was apparently worried during the date that Herron still questioned whether he was truly accepting of her missing arm.
"I could tell that she wasn't completely comfortable talking about her arm and I'm not sure she was convinced I didn't care about it. But after spending the evening together while enjoying great conversation, I think she finally understood that I was really there to get to know her and I was enjoying every minute of it,"The Bachelor star wrote.
Speaking of uncomfortable, Lowe insisted his group date with 13 of his bachelorettes was exactly that.
"Going into the first group date, I was excited to spend time with the women and get to know them better, but I was apprehensive about the dynamic. I always felt like my group dates with [Emily Maynard] were a bit uncomfortable because no one really acted like himself in a group setting and everyone was sharing time with the same person," Lowe began.
"Our Harlequin date was no different. It started with the cowboy shoot and things got pretty uncomfortable pretty quickly kissing [Lesley Murphy] while the other women looked on. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the kiss, but uncomfortable nonetheless because I knew a ton of eyes were on us. And it only became more awkward from there. Dressing up in costumes and role-playing was fun, but kissing girls in front of other girls definitely brought a lot of tension."
Tierra LiCausi happened to be one of the girls on the group date who had cringed at the sight of Lowe kissing other women.
"I could tell that Tierra was visibly upset and I wanted to know why because she definitely won me over on the first night and I wanted her to be happy. She told me that she was here for me and didn't want to make friends with the other women," Lowe explained.
"I didn't say this, but I was thinking, 'This is a long ride. I wouldn't isolate yourself too much because you might be living with these girls for the next ten weeks.' But her mind seemed to be put at ease and I was happy that she was happy because I really liked her."
Lowe also noted how he had started to form a romantic connection with Kacie Boguskie, which was a big step forward for the pair considering she began the season in the "friend zone," as the bachelorette had put it.
"When she stepped out of the limo on the first night, I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to view her as anything more than a friend. After talking to her that night at the Harlequin date though, I came to realize that we had real potential as a couple," Lowe wrote.
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