“There’s definitely a culture barrier that people don’t understand. In Latin culture, there are many words you can say to a woman to tell her that you care about her: falling in love, loving her, needing her. Those words might not have a translation in English. Te Quiero [I like you], Te Quiero Mucho [I like you a lot], Te Adoro [I adore you], Me Encantas [McDonald's translation is "I'm Loving It"]. These mean something to Latins, but they don’t mean the same to Americans. I’ve learned that “love” is used a lot in the States for everything: I love that burger, I love my shoes, I love a friend. To me, if it’s overused, it loses meaning.
Former “Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis told People that he still hasn’t told his girlfriend Nikki Ferrell that he loves her. The two are currently starring on VH1′s “Couples Therapy,” in which they work out the many, many issues they have with each other on national TV while he continues to be THE WORST, surprising exactly no one. Sure, they’ve been together a pretty short time to already have so many things to talk about in therapy, but Juan Pablo has already displayed an array of dismissive, commitment-phobic behaviors, like refusing to propose to Nikki on the “Bachelor” finale, actively hiding from the L word, and referring to Nikki as a “regular friend” (his words) to his daughter. For real, Juan Pablo’s daughter apparently doesn’t even see Nikki as his girlfriend. Keep reading »
Every season, I dutifully sit through each needlessly long episode (two hours! why?!) of “The Bachelor” or “Bachelorette,” delighting in the ridiculousness of the various dates and awkwardness of the forced romantic interactions. But I hit a wall pretty early into last night’s episode and had to turn it off. Why? Well, I’ll let these two “Bachelorette” superlatives explain why… Keep reading »