“I had to make a tough choice whether to stay or leave because of work. I’d be faced with that decision again, but I would challenge myself to put love first … The opportunity would be so exciting. It’d be very difficult for me because I’ve never met a guy and been attracted right away. Usually I have several interactions and become attracted to their mind instead of the first impression. I might not be any good because I’d be drilling everyone.”
— Ali Fedotowsky, the woman who prematurely left “The Bachelor,” on the buzz about her being the next “Bachelorette.” But what if Jake were to ask her back before that happened?
“He was hurt by me leaving and I think he is with someone right now and happy, so I don’t know that I can imagine him coming back. But if he did, I would think about it. I really care for him. I don’t know how quickly we could move forward.”
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On Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor,” bubbly, blonde fan-favorite Ali Fedotowsky was given a choice by her boss—come back to work or get fired. She decided to leave the show. We still think her boss might have done her the ultimate service, setting her up for the perfect leave-then-come-back surprise win, but what kind of love-hating boss would lay down such an ultimatum? According to NYMag.com, one at Facebook. In late June, Ali Twittered, “My last week at PCG!!! Start job at Facebook next Monday!!!! YAY!” A week later, she wrote, “[HEART] my job.” Apparently, Ali told her boss about the show—though, uh, neglected to tell her co-workers because there’s no way they’d ever find out, right?—and maxxed out her vacation days to leave. But then she and Jake hit it off, she stayed longer then expected, and her vacation days evaporated. Hence, the ultimatum. A spokesperson for Facebook added, “We appreciate the personal decision to return to work was deeply difficult, but we’re glad Ali decided to come back.” We just hope that Ali returns to Jake and wins this thing, so that they can update their statuses together. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Lots of folks were very surprised last night when, after a New England hometown date full of rolling around in leaves and saying things like “If you asked me today, I would say yes,” Ali decided to leave “Bachelor” Jake and head home to San Francisco. Evidently, her boss gave her an ultimatum—come back now or say goodbye to your job. Ali basically begged Jake to say she’d be getting the final rose, in which case she’d stay, but instead he said, “Life is about minimizing your regrets. You just have to weigh which one is going to be a bigger regret.” So has Ali truly thrown in the towel? No way. She just guaranteed herself the win. During last season of “The Bachelorette,” I shared with you a foolproof way to win a dating show: leave. You pull the rug out from under the show’s protagonist, making them realize just how much you mean to them and making them doubt their connection with every other contestant. Then come back and explain just how wrong your decision was—how you can’t live without said person—and, automatically, you’re in like Flynn. Hey, it worked for Ed Swiderski, and it worked for London on “Daisy of Love.” Do we think for a second Ali won’t be back? Please. Keep reading »