The connection between Dale and Clare was taken to a whole new level on the Oct. 20 episode of ‘The Bachelorette,’ and she became even more invested in him after some alone time.
Clare Crawley declared that she thought she “met [her] husband” when Dale Moss stepped out of the limo during The Bachelorette premiere, and her feelings only intensified during the Oct. 20 episode. Clare invited Dale on the first group date of the week because she simply couldn’t wait any longer to see him. The date required the men to speak their love language to Clare, and Dale had her swooning with his speech.
“I think it goes without saying that I couldn’t be more excited to be here for each and every moment of this,” he told her. “For me, I can’t even remember how to find love, and when I saw your energy and your spirit, you really made me feel comfortable committing to that. And I’m committed to giving you everything I have — physically, emotionally. I trust you. I’m here for every bit of it. I don’t care who’s watching.”
During the evening portion of the date, Clare admittedly grew frustrated when none of the men stepped up to pull her aside for a chat. When she expressed these feelings, Dale was the first guy to jump in to try and make it right. He immediately pulled Clare aside and put her at ease. “I hated that Clare felt that she didn’t matter and someone didn’t fight for her,” he explained. “That bothered me.”
Clare admitted to Dale that he “scared her” because of how strongly she was already feeling for him. “I want you to know how much, even this early on, I totally have feelings for you,” she said. Luckily, it was mutual. “I feel the same way, I’m not going to lie,” he replied. “I would never say the things I say if I didn’t mean them. To say I have strong feelings for you? Hell yeah! There’s no denying it. I’m not going to shy away from it.”