Chicago Redshirt April 18, 2022 Share April 18, 2022 On 4/16/2022 at 12:49 AM, LeDucDiableBleu said: April does come off poorly but Jake looks like sour grapes to me, imo. If he was so in love with April, why did he fall for Rae and go so hard on the show? Why didn't he propose at the table like the other guys or at the end like Randall? Colby was clearly madly in love with Madlyn and he went through all the show shit, while Madlyn literally said that she didn't want to marry Colby, and after all was said and done he never wanted anyone else but Madlyn. And, if April is so bad, why isn't he happy to be free of her and dodged the bullet? I'm applying some of my past experiences here, but I think Jake is competitive and immature. He wanted to "win" in their relationship and didn't want to give April the ultimate thing she wanted or else April would be the winner. He has this vibe like he wants to tear apart her character and punish her. "Everyone look how bad April is!" kind of deal. Even though she's a mess and annoying and the most high maintenance person I've ever seen in my life, I think she deserves to be with a guy who actually likes her. I'm probably reading too much into it but that's how I felt. I'll choose to take Jake largely at face value from what he has said on the show and in the interview linked above. Through a likely combo of: being young in general (he's only like 24, so he hasn't got a lot of life experience) having relatively little experience with serious relationships (between being with April for 2 years and being in the Marine Corps, I tend to doubt he has had another in-person meaningful relationship of more than a couple months where marriage was seriously considered) having a relatively passive personality inertia/social programming (many of us are so programmed to thing dating->marriage->kids->happily ever after) April having a dominating personality April being hot/good in bed possible childhood issues (perhaps unfairly, I have the sense that his dad he stayed longer than he probably should have. According to the interview linked above, he had been planning to take her on a cruise where he was going to propose. He had already given her a car and was working on picking out a house for them. The cruise conflicted with the show so he cancelled it. It took being away from April and with someone who was interested in what he wanted and who didn't bulldoze him to realize how obnoxious she was and how she was all about what April wanted and much less about what they wanted mutually or what Jake wanted or needed. I don't think it's so clear that Colby was so in love with Madelyn. If he was, how come he was chatting up these women? Why was he saying he was in an open relationship? How come he may or may not have been fooling around with April? 9 Link to comment
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