During Tuesday night's broadcast of Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season, Tia seemed to suddenly get angry at Blake during a cocktail party for not pursuing her and making her feel special and wanted.
While she noticed the sweet and thoughtful James Bonsall was making his feelings for the bachelorette known in both his words and actions, Tia was waiting for her "bad-boy" tattooed love interest to work for her affection and fight for her rose.
While the episode aired, Tia posted a series of videos and messages about her meltdown and tense conversation with Blake on Instagram Stories.
"I feel love languages are an important theme in this episode. Like [Maurissa Gunn] was saying, she had seen action from Riley but hadn't really heard him verbalize things, and I'm big on action, like, words only mean so much to me," Tia explained.
"I feel like it makes a HUGE difference to know how your partner feels love," she added.
Tia explained how she had already been feeling emotional hours before her heated confrontation with Blake.
"All I remember about this day is I was pissed my spray tan was going and I had my emotional breaking point bawling in interviews about [it] being overwhelming and thinking about my dad," Tia said, referencing how her father is battling colon cancer back home.
Tia proceeded to post footage from theBachelor in Paradise cocktail party, when she bluntly asked Blake to put more effort into their romance.
In the video clip, Tia complained to the cameras how Blake wasn't trying to win her over when she had a big decision to make that evening about whom to give her rose -- Blake or James, who had already planned a cute little date for Tia earlier in the week.
Blake promised Tia on the show he's just "a simple person" who had been looking forward to talking to her and getting to know her better. Blake suggested he's just not the grand-gesture type of guy.
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But Tia explained of why she was so upset, "Right when the cocktail party started, I saw [Thomas Jacobs] go by with a tray of chicken nuggets for [Becca Kufrin] and a bunch of pics of their dogs just to be cute and sweet for her."
"And this dude," Tia continued of Blake, "says, 'You know I'm not gonna set up anything for you right? You should know how I feel about you. All that stuff other guys do is fake for TV.'"
Tia posted three embarrassed emoticons after making her claim and added, "And I lost my mind."
Tia pointed out, "This ain't my first rodeo. It ain't that hard. Gimme nuggets & fries."
Tia revealed on Bachelor in Paradise that she has a history of dating men "who don't care" or put effort into their relationship.
One follower gave Tia props for speaking her truth and saying actions speak louder than words.
"If you care and you want to pursue someone, show it! Don't say it -- show it!" the follower wrote on Instagram.
And Tia replied, "Was it soon? Yes. Did I care? No," along with a crying-laughing emoticon.
Tia also hinted her relationship with Blake didn't last when she posted someone's tweet that read, "When you realize your china pot might have been wrong."
Tia -- who gushed about how Blake made her vagina "dance and tingle" when they kissed, which is something she had been lacking with James -- admitted on Instagram Stories, "Clearly that triflin china pot is why I had to go back to BIP in the first place."
"IDK who to trust anymore," Tia joked.
When Tia expressed her feelings to Blake on the beach ahead of the season's fourth Rose Ceremony, Blake insisted that he cared about the Arkansas native and her happiness.
Blake claimed he didn't know what else to do or say to prove his feelings to her.
"I want you. I will do anything," Blake said.
"But words only go so far," Tia lamented, adding that all she needed was for Blake to act like he "gave a sh-t" about her when they first reunited on the beach after evacuating the Mexico resort due to a sudden tropical storm.
Tia noted their conversation wasn't going great, and Blake appeared annoyed. Blake confessed in a subsequent confessional how their chat was "terrible" and they had reached no resolution.
Blake said Tia had "totally blindsided" him, and then Tia thanked James for his openness and vulnerability, which she said hadn't gone unnoticed.