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If They Asked: Should Ben and Courtney Get Married?


It’s been a while since I did one of these, but what better time to resurrect an old feature than “The Bachelor” finale, amiright? On last night’s final episode of this season’s “Bachelor,” Ben Flajnik, wine maker and all around dork, chose divisive model, Courtney Robertson, as his fiancée (over runner-up and “luckiest woman alive,” according to Kelly Ripa, Lindzi — yes, she really spells her name that way — Cox). But despite a “fairytale” proposal on the mountains of Switzerland, all is not rosy in Ben and Courtney’s world. After watching his fiancée make an ass of herself all season long, saying nasty things to the other contestants and in general acting every bit like the delicious villain this show has needed for a while, Ben dumped Courtney days before Valentine’s Day. And didn’t even send carnations! Oh, snap.

Still, on last night’s “After the Final Rose” show, Ben said he still wanted to marry the evil temptress and slipped the Neil Lane engagement ring back on her finger (by the way, is there anything more awkward than getting an engagement ring from the same jeweler twice in one year for two different women?). Which leads us to the very important question on everyone’s mind today: should Ben and Courtney actually get married? And the answer is: YES, yes, they should! These two dimwits deserve each other! (Actually, Courtney, to her credit, is not a dimwit. She is a cunning, cunning, woman; Ben, though, he’s a dumb-dumb.).

Also, if he asked, I’d say, “Yes, Ben, it IS time for a new hairdo.”

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    britannia March 13, 2012, 11:50 am

    If Courtney will actually NOT end up miserable with Ben, then I vote YES! Honestly, I think that Ben is dumb and a cad (remember how he took EVERY GIRL WHO OFFERED TO, to the Fantasy Suite? Asshole…). And also, honestly, I think that Courtney is a little out of his league in regard to both looks and intelligence. BUT… they’re kinda perfect for each other. They both have this kind of “black sheep” thing going on, and they definitely don’t do everything like everyone else (remember dancing in the rain forest? They were the only ones who “went native”).

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      CG March 13, 2012, 12:05 pm

      Well, in Ben’s defense, he’s not the only Bachelor who has taken multiple ladies back to the Fantasy Suite, so he can’t really be called out on that. But yeah, he and Courtney totally deserve each other. But it’s not like they’ll last.

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        britannia March 13, 2012, 12:14 pm

        It doesn’t matter if other Bachelors have done it; it’s skeevy. Especially when the guy is supposed to be finding his “soul mate”. I don’t think there’s much of an excuse to sleep with multiple women when you plan on proposing to someone before the end of the year. Especially when it’s televised, so all those women look like fools and he seems like he was just looking for some strange instead of a wife.

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    Temperance March 13, 2012, 11:59 am

    He needs a better haircut, stat. Beyond that, they both seem like bad people, so I would say that they deserve each other.

    He seems like the type of guy who goes after nasty women like Courtney and then talks about how all girls are bitches.

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    bethany March 13, 2012, 11:59 am

    That haircut needs to go. How can someone think that looks good?!

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    Vathena March 13, 2012, 12:42 pm

    My husband calls Ben “Musk-Ox Hair”. Any man who falls for a woman who talks in a baby voice *all the time* is just a moron.

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    Michelle.Lea March 13, 2012, 11:56 am

    I have never seen any of these shows, but honestly? I dont think it’s a good idea in general to go on a TV show to pick your mate. You’re not getting a real view of the person, though it may bring out more bad traits that you can make your decision quicker.

    To me it’s this sort of thing that cheapens the idea and symbol of a marriage. But, that’s a rant for another day :p Trist and Ryan seem to be the odd ones out, they’re still together, which is awesome.

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      evanscr05 March 13, 2012, 12:38 pm

      I’m with you on this. It seems inevitable that these couples end up breaking up, and it’s NOT the norm to actually have a healthy, long-term relationship come out of it. You’re dating in a bubble. Life is not a bubble.

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      lets_be_honest March 13, 2012, 12:50 pm

      You’ve never seen any of these, but you know Trist and Ryan? MMhmmmmm. 😉

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        Michelle.Lea March 13, 2012, 2:15 pm

        nope, never watched an episode. but they were everywhere after the show! i also know Snooki and the rest, but never watched that either… same with the Kardashians.. ah the power of crappy reality tv!

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    Lili March 13, 2012, 1:07 pm

    Anyone else thinking this is Jake and Vienna 2.0?! I mean now that Kasey is gone, we need a new couple to break up dramatically on tv and then go on bachelor pad together etc.

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    Leroy March 13, 2012, 1:37 pm

    I’ve never even seen this show, and I know that that woman is a sociopath.

    Why did Kelly Ripa say that the other woman is the luckiest woman alive?

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      jlyfsh March 13, 2012, 1:48 pm

      i think she was referring to the fact that he didn’t choose her. i haven’t watched this show in forever but i’ve seen commercials and he does seems terribly boring even when he only has 5 seconds of a commercial to fill. he also has awful awful hair. you would think they would have suggested a hair cut!

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      redessa March 13, 2012, 1:51 pm

      Because she dodged a bullet by NOT having Ben propose to her.

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    • Leroy

      Leroy March 13, 2012, 8:43 pm

      Kelly Ripa doesn’t play.

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    Kate March 13, 2012, 1:39 pm

    Ugh!! I wish you had put a “Spoiler Alert!” Or something at the title!!!!! Not all of us can watch the show in real time! So annoying.

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      Wendy March 13, 2012, 4:49 pm

      Oops, sorry. But, damn, I’m surprised you went this long without having the ending spoiled for you. It’s been all over the tabloids for weeks now!

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    redessa March 13, 2012, 1:58 pm

    I didn’t watch the whole season, or even an entire episode, but caught enough to figure out what a nightmare Courtney is.

    Then I watched he after the rose thing last night and couldn’t help but think they deserved each other. I also couldn’t help thinking what an absolute beyotch she would be if they ever divorced. I mean, she might be all nice and sweet to him as long as they’re “in love.” But if she ever decides she hates him, the whole world has seen how nasty she can be. He can’t say he wasn’t warned.

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    Meredith March 13, 2012, 10:11 pm

    I’m friends with one of this season’s contestants on Facebook, and she said in one of her statuses “Ben….needs a haircut.” lol so funny. WHY does he think his hair looks good like that? It’s awful.

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      MsBorgia March 14, 2012, 2:00 am

      It’s not just his hair, he just generally looks unkempt and smelly. And BORING. Dear god.

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    Sabrina March 13, 2012, 11:23 pm

    This show is HEAVILY edited and contestants are fed a lot of lines from producers – does anyone actually use the word “journey” that much? I don’t see it lasting, it’s just so contrived. And this is coming from a long-time viewer…it’s still my guilty pleasure!

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    • Leroy

      Leroy March 13, 2012, 11:58 pm

      That’s the open secret of reality shows. They shoot so much footage that they create almost whatever story they want in editing. And they control the narration!

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    Jessibel March 14, 2012, 11:01 am

    I don’t usually watch the Bachelor or Bachelorette shows, but my fiance is out of town, How I Met Your Mother wasn’t on, and I had nothing better to do on Monday, so I watched the finale. Granted, I didn’t watch the entire season, but because of spoilers I knew that Courtney was the pick. I don’t get it though. I came in watching it without having seen all the bad behavior on Courtney’s part, so I didn’t have any preconceived notions about her, so they were both on an even level for me when I started watching on Monday, so I didn’t have a “favorite” of any kind. But very quickly my scale shifted in Lindzi’s favor. Lindzi seems so happy and full of life and fun, but Courtney seems like she has the personality of a wet paper sack. She was so monotone when she was talking, and kind of sounds a little bit not so smart. I’m sure she’s a smart girl, but the way she talks doesn’t make it seem that way. When Ben’s mom asked Lindzi why she liked him, she had some great, vibrant answers. Courtney got the same questions and sounded like she was reading from a script (which, since this is the Bachelor, she probably was). So yeah, even with only watching one episode, I don’t get it. Lindzi deserves someone who will appreciate her ebullience!

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    Theenemyofmyenemyisagrilledcheesesandwich March 15, 2012, 4:45 pm

    I have no comment other than, my god what awkward body language in that photo.

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