The Bachelorette's Sean Lowe gets his first one-on-one date with Emily Maynard this week, and it goes well apparently. The group date? Mmmnotsomuch.
Tonight's episode, taking place in England, features Sean getting to know our girl on a double-decker bus, Buckingham Palace and the Tower Of London.
Not bad for a first date. But it's their personalities that really made it work.
"It was the first opportunity I had to spend the entire day with her and I'm not ashamed to say it was one of the best days of my life," Lowe said.
"That was the day that I first knew I had really strong feelings for her and the first time I pictured myself being with her in the future."
Lowe believes they hit it off because of shared values: "I let her know [that] from the very beginning, and she could tell I was being genuine."
"My priorities in life are faith and family, and I believe those are the top two for Emily, as well. Ultimately, I just want to live a simple life surrounded by loved ones, raising a family and loving my wife forever."
How far will Lowe make it? The Bachelorette spoilers we've posted offer some clues in that department, but he seems like a serious contender.
As for the guy who refers to Emily's daughter Ricki as "baggage" tonight? Prepare for some fireworks, says Lowe of the much-anticipated fight.Lowe says that on the group date, the culprit (presumably Kalon McMahon) "revealed himself as [someone] who was not there for the right reasons."
Bonus points for the Bachelorette cliche, Sean.
It was no surprise, Lowe adds, that single dad Doug came forward to tell Maynard: "He knows what it's like to raise and protect a child and felt it was his place to step in and try to protect Emily," Lowe said. "My hat's off to him."
"There's a lot of chatter among guys – call it locker-room talk – that you take with a grain of salt if they're joking, but if I overheard a guy say something as strong as 'Ricki's baggage,' ... I would step in and say something too."
Emily Maynard's strong reaction, which appears to include threatening physical harm to the perpetrator before dismissing him in a bleep-heavy way, had "everyone fired up" when they returned to the hotel, Lowe said.
"The guys would not stop talking about it. Everyone was really impressed with the way she handled it and liked seeing that side of her," he said. "You can only be cheery and happy for so long. Emily certainly showed her other side that night."