I used to think that Christina and Henry were the worst matched couple but nope, that honor now goes to Olivia and Brett. I liked Olivia at first but she's becoming Molly 2.0 in my book. She said at first that she was fun, loved to go out and do things, has a great sense of humor, etc. but we've seen precious little of that. I get that Brett is no prize but I was laughing at some of what he said. Of course, I love sarcasm but still . . . Olivia acts like an annoyed mother. It's slightly ironic that the partner who is frugal as all get out has the sense of humor and the partner who is more laid back financially has a stick up her butt regarding everything else.
Speaking of Christina and Henry, I have to admit that I was actually smiling -- SMILING! -- during their scenes. Maybe I ate some bad food or something but I am starting to hope that maybe these two can find some common ground. Or at least try to enjoy each other's company during the next 5 weeks. I will give it to them that neither of them got impatient or frustrated with the golf or the salsa dancing, where one of them was clearly out of his/her comfort zone in each activity.
Amelia and Bennett should have zero concerns. The work situation is probably a nonissue, just like it was for Jessica and Austin last season.
I'll be the first to admit that I thought Amani and Woody had zero chance of making it in the first episode but they really do seem well matched. I don't blame her for being hesitant to put the "L" word out there so quickly and I hope he understands that.
Does anyone know how long before MAFS that Karen's last relationship ended? I've said it before and I'll say it again. She needs therapy, real therapy, and if the "experts" were worth a pinch of their salt, they would recognize that. She strikes me as someone who applied on a whim, or thinking it would help her get over her ex, and was probably freaked out when she got chosen. She was probably desperate to see who her intended was and recruited friends to find out for her, so that she could have something to use from the start as her escape clause. She's using Miles' sensitivity as a cockblock, basically -- and I don't mean that just in the physical sense. She's terrified to get close to him because she's terrified to be receptive to anyone right now. Again, she needs therapy. Deep down, I'm guessing she knows that Miles is a really good, decent guy. There's a reason that she's chosen the lying, cheating alpha males she has. Again, therapy, Karen.
As another poster said upthread, I see Karen as more emotionally immature than Miles. Miles tried to have an honest conversation with her about intimacy (since he has zero idea what her thoughts are since she won't even hold his hand and has only kissed him maybe twice). She was very clearly uncomfortable. If it was because of the cameras, she should have said so but she reacted like a 14 year old might, trying to change the subject and busying herself with activities so she didn't have to look at him. I think Miles was attempting to joke around with her by scheduling any kind of intimacy but she is so terrified of any kind of connection with him that she recoiled and bolted. If the "experts" were shown this footage, they should have hauled ass over to their apartment pronto.