'Bachelorette' Postmortem With Farmer Chris: Being the Next Bachelor Is 'a No-Brainer'
Maybe Bachelorette fans should have known the relationship was doomed the minute Chris stepped onto the homestead known as "Danger Ranch" in the Dominican Republic. After all, it sounds more like the setting of a horror flick than a romantic overnight date. And while we had hoped she could look past it, deep down in our heart of hearts we knew Iowa was always going to be an issue.
But like us, farmer Chris Soules, 32, had hoped that city attorney Andi Dorfman, 27, would be able to accept his Hawkeye State home and focus on his many romantic gestures (being her secret admirer for weeks, delaying a rose ceremony's start just to lay a wet one on her, declaring high-altitude love), his financial stability (he owns a home), his fun family, and free bacon for life. Despite his planning her favorite hometown date, their relationship failed to grow fast enough and the earnest farm boy was sent home before reaping the rewards of the fantasy suite.
Yahoo TV caught up with Chris when he was in Los Angeles to attend the "Men Tell All" taping last weekend and exclusively discussed a cornucopia of topics with the sowing suitor.
Don't know that I would have handled such a brutal exit quite as classily as you.
It wasn't what I would call a fun night. I was heartbroken, because I had fallen in love with her and could see a future with her on the farm, especially given that we'd just come off of a great hometown date a week earlier. But you can't force someone to feel something that isn't there, and I appreciated her honesty and respected that she spared me a rose ceremony. If I wasn't going to be the last man standing, I wanted to go home and start moving on like I said on the show.
Andi sends Chris home:
Now that there is time between you and the experience and you have been able to watch the series and see her relationships with Nick and Josh, do you feel better or worse? Do you understand why she let you go?
Oh yeah. I see that there is way more chemistry happening with Josh and Nick than I had with her. Do I feel like we could have gotten there? Yeah, we could have, but we didn't get there quick enough. Something just clicked quicker with those other two, and that's OK. I'm not mad at her, and I don't have regrets.