Bachie boys in bed!
Ali’s hunks pull back the covers and bare all about love, loss and their fight for a rose
TAITE ‘I’m happy to walk – I don’t wanna waste my time’
How are things going, Taite? I’m just continuing to try and find opportunities to go up to Ali. A lot of people are second-guessing it, like, “Who’s next?” We’re not at a theme park! People are like, “Do we grab a ticket?” No – just go in when you’re ready! Are you catching feelings? I’m still unsure – it’s so early in the process. I find it harder to let my guard down, but I will. You just don’t want to come across as too desperate. If nothing develops there, will you stick around? I’m more than happy to walk away from this experience because I don’t want to waste her time or mine. Do you reckon you’re wasting your time? On face value, Ali’s beautiful. But I’ve dated beautiful girls in the past, and that hasn’t worked out. Obviously, I’m attracted to the girl – but there’s more to love than looks. Did you look Ali up to make sure she was your type? I had a look for sure. I had a look straight away. I was like, “Damn, I want to check this girl out.” I’m not going on a blind date. I don’t want to rock up and be like, “S**t! Like, do I go back, call work and tell them I’m coming back?” [Laughs] You haven’t been in love before, is that right? Yeah – I’ve just been selfish selfish, and just wanted to do what I want and haven’t really wanted to comm commit to anyone else. So do you think you’re ready now? I’m keen as mustard to settle down, get married and have kids – 100 p per cent that is the plan. What a about moving to Adelaide? Ali’s been b pretty firm about wanting wantin to stay in her home city. Would W you move from Melbourne Melbo for her? I think she should have some sort of flexibility toward towards the situation, but I’m sure we w can compromise. Do you think you’ve had enough time w with her? No. Not any time re really – not even at cocktail parties parties. The boys are a bit savage and ev everyone is out for their time to talk to her, which is fair enough. But I think th we have to take a step back a bit. [Laughs] If this doesn’t work out, would you ta take a stab as the Bachelor? Yep – d definitely!
DANIEL ‘I’ll definitely be the Bachelor’
You are certainly a favourite, aren’t you, Todd? It’s a battlefield! I’ve mustered more courage though. I think there’s a connection there, so I guess that’s always a good start. Is she keen on you, too? Well, I felt the spark as soon as I met her. Naturally I’m a pessimist, so I was sceptical as to whether you can actually fall in love on reality TV, but now I have no doubt that you can. Is Ali your traditional type? I find attraction in all sorts of things – I do, however, generally date six-foot-tall blondes. I like tall blondes! Have you thought about what a future with Ali would look like? I’m 26, so obviously I’m a few years Ali’s junior. I wanted to have kids by 30, so I think we’re on the same page with the time frame. But something that’s close to my heart is fostering kids. So when I’m more financially stable, that’s what I want to do. In terms of my own, I’m flexible – I want them, but I’ve got five sisters, so it’s like likely to be a girl. Do you reckon you and Ali wo would have cute kids? As long as they get my height and any ot other of her features! One th thing that surprised me was It I thought Ali would be taller – but she’s a little shorty, w which is really cute. PerfectPe – you have the h height, Ali has the blue ey eyes... We’ve got all b bases covered!
TODD ‘I want a baby girl – and a bunch of foster kids’
Looks like everyone’s starting to catch the feels, how are you feeling? Exactly – you’ve got the flogs who are falling in love with her after one meet! I was like, “If you were in the outside world, that would be creepy, and she’d probably get a restraining order out on you!” Boys are literally coming back and saying, “Oh, I put my heart on the line.” And I’m just like, “F**k me – what have you done?!” Who are you clashing with the most? It was Nathan, but he’s left – he exploded as soon as someone said anything to him, so Taite was just, like, reeling him in. Charlie is pretty easy to wind up, but he’s one of the boys in the house. He’s got that testosterone side to him as well, so if something pisses him off, he will flip. Do you think people are faking it in front of Ali? Oh my God! They’re pretenders! As soon as the cameras aren’t on, some of the guys are completely different! There are boys in the house who are pretenders, yes! Do you think Ali will figure it out? Oh, s**t will be sorted by the end – true colours are already starting to show, so I think it’s all starting to fall into place. But I’m just enjoying the red wines and getting absolutely legless – that’s what I’m there for... Charlie, you’ve been smitten from the get-go! I applied because it was Ali – there was an attraction when I saw her on Bachelor In Paradise and thought I’d give it a go. I went back through old seasons, stalked her Instagram, did all my research before I got committed – as you do! You’ve got to be prepared! Guessing you watched her on Season One then? I thought she was quite cute – the younger version of Ali! Clearly you’re falling in love – how do you go about watching the other guys with Ali? It’s extremely hard to sit back, but that’s the process. I’ve come in knowing that if I get a connection to just trust in that, and that’s what I’m doing. I think it will be fine. Who’s your biggest competition? Taite – he’s a genuine, good guy. I think he’s a force to be reckoned with. What if she doesn’t choose you? That’s my greatest fear – at the end, you’re going to be, like, completely engulfed and involved and committed, and to have her choose someone else, it’s going to be a disaster.
PADDY ‘Charlie is easy to wind up – he flips!’ CHARLIE ‘I’ve stalked Ali, I’ve done my research’
How are things going between you and Ali so far? There’s definitely a strong connection there. I’m feeling really good. Is it hard seeing her with the other Bachelors though, now you’re so close? You’ve got to be a bit naive to think it’s just going to be about you and her, so I’m prepared for it. But still, it’s not the best thing in the world. Are any of the other guys laying it on too thick? No. I think just j about everyone y is here first and foremost to see if they can fall in love with Ali. I can have my opinion on who I think would be suited and not suited to her, but at the end of the day, it’s not up to me, it’s her choice. Are you confident that you’ll make it to the end? I can definitely see myself falling in love with Ali. And I’m one of those people that, when I’m in, I’m all in. I don’t do it by halves, and we spoke about that. What’s W the dream for you? I’m I just looking to fall in love lo and find the deepest love lo possible and create a family, get married and be b content with that. I think there’d t be nothing more gratifying g than creating and raising r a child together. Are you really ready to settle down? I’m buggered! I’m exhausted! I just need to find her! I’m not a nightclub bloke. I’m no angel, I’ve gone out in my time and had a good time – but you reach an age where some days you don’t mind cooking pancakes for someone else, not just your mate. How are you feeling about your relationship with Ali so far? I think there’s a bit of a spark there. I make her nervous, she makes me nervous. But I think it’s a bit more than cute – there’s something that I can see she wants to explore. But I can’t read her mind. I want to explore but I can’t force that to happen. Did you Insta-stalk Ali before coming in? I chose to know the bare bones. I want to get in a position where if I met her father and mother, it’s more traditional and natural, like in the outside world. But because we’re in this pressure cooker, that could all happen in a real hurry, which I’m obviously prepared for, and I could handle really well. I know it sounds wanky, but you’re doing it for real. How do you feel about your fellow competitors? Is the rivalry heating up? I think there’s a few blokes who may self-implode a bit along the way...
‘There’s a spark – I make her nervous’ ‘I’ll fall in love with Ali, I’m all in’
How H are you fi finding di lif life i in th the mansion? Time in the house has been testing. It’s always hard. For me, I’m someone who is so mentally stimulated and usually overworked, so I’ve gone from working too much to not working at all, and I’m finding the mental battle in the house, just personally, the toughest part. I also live alone and I’m an OCD clean freak, so I find it very hard living with all these boys and not kind of having my own sanctuary. How are things going with Ali? She’s an amazing person, undoubtedly. I’d be shocked if anyone walked away after spending time with her and said otherwise. But it’s early days and I think my whole philosophy is that as long as it’s moving forwards and not backwards, it’s going in the right direction. Do you think it’s possible to fall in love in such a short amount of time? Nothing is impossible. I mean, we landed on the moon, didn’t we? Falling in love – it’s a reality, it can happen, and I have watched the show numerous times and it does happen. What does ‘happily ever after’ look like for you? I think like most people, marriage and kids is definitely on the cards, but I want to do it once, I’ll put it to you that way.
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