Has anything ever been so awkward on ‘The Bachelor?’ And yes, that is saying a lot. On the Jan. 11 episode, the girls head into sit with Ben on a bed, wearing very little clothes… while the other contestants watch. Yes, really.
Every season, ABC comes up with more and more extremely strange activities for men and women to do on dates on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and well… this one is no different. In this sneak peek, Ben Higgins heads into a bedroom with each of the girls on the group date to see if the odors they give off are attractive to him. However, he gets very close with Olivia Caridi — oh yeah and there are cameras for the others to watch!
“I’m feeling good. Odor is good between us. The odor is strong,” Olivia says while entering the Love Lab where she is forced to sit, in a bra and tiny shorts, next to a shirtless Ben, on a bed — but they can’t touch. At one point he leans really into her almost kissing her neck. So so so uncomfortable.
Then the camera cuts to two girls watching. “This is so weird,” one of them says. Yeah, I’d say so!
“How am I not supposed to kiss you right now?” Olivia says to ben while their noses are literally touching. Then in her confessional, she says the same… again and again. “I thought, ‘I can’t get that close to Ben and not kiss him. How do you not? How do you not? There’s just sparks everywhere.” Stream The Bachelor and more anytime here.
Of course the girls are going to get jealous, especially since Olivia got the first impression rose so she’s already set the bar high. Plus, it’s clear there’s a ton of chemistry there. Let’s just say, it’s a good thing Lace wasn’t in that room, am I right?
Do you think this is the strangest date you’ve ever seen? The Bachelor airs on ABC on Mondays at 8PM ET.