Haley is a product of her friend group, bet one of them suggested the fore mentioned ill advised red lipstick.
Her large friends group act as her Greek chorus, the mirror that she holds up to compare and judge herself.
Her hair trigger reflex to immediately look for flaws to dismiss men that she meets is her pre guessing how her friends will judge them.
She susses men harshly in anticipation of her friends doing it when they meet each man and run them through the gauntlet....
Her need for their approval paralyzes any common sense and intuition in picking men.
MAFS picking her mate absolves her of yet another poor selection.
Her best match would be the widow of one of the gal pals who had an early unfortunate, tragic death...dude is already vetted, he is part of the group and she wouldn’t have to stress over him knowing his place on the group dynamics.
A Retread husband with pre approval is Haley’s dream spouse.
The Haley and Jake match is cruel stunt casting, in the vein of Neil and Sam.