From the time we kissed till the time I left (in real time) was 8 or 9 days. While some of the other couples were talking about post-show relationships, Rachel and I had not.
POST SHOW First, I’d like to address what Rachel brought up, and what I was not given the chance to comment on: I am in a relationship. I am very much in love, and while our feelings grew very fast for each other over the last 2 1/2 months, I need to reiterate that I was NOT dating her prior to or during the show taping in June. She is without question the most beautiful, attractive woman (inside and out) that I have ever met. We started dating after the show, AFTER things with Rachel had ended.I’ve received some very strong and colorful comments/remarks leading up to this finale episode from some people who watch the show that seem to feel very personally attacked by my decision to not want to date someone.I am sorry you feel this way and that the feeling is so strong that verbally expressing these feelings is how you wish to handle your own emotions about someone else’s relationship status.He knows Rachel has gone through hell and back again, ultimately went AGAINST what she wanted to do in taking Ed and Jaclyn into the finale, and that keeping the money for himself would crush her… I am simply pointing out that at the human-to-human level…just caring for another person on this planet, having the ability to change their life in a positive way with 5,000.