The Bachelor: Matt and Shayne Are Pacing

 By Nina Atwood

matt and shayneMy prediction of who would get the final rose was off – Matt Grant chose Shayne Lamas in the final episode of this season’s The Bachelor. He proposed and gave her a stunning ring, sealing their relationship for the next stage. At this point, this couple might be tempted to rush into a relationship (see Chapter Eight in Temptations of the Single Girl); instead, they are pacing their relationship for discovery and development.

Shayne, speaking very level-headedly, declared that they would not set a wedding date until their relationship grows and she is mentally and physically prepared to marry. What a refreshing stance! Although Shayne grew up in the Hollywood scene with parents who have married multiple times, she seems to be genuinely trying to do things right.

In a radical departure from most showbiz couples, Matt and Shayne have declared their relationship to be “just starting,” that they aren’t rushing into anything, and that they are 100% in the relationship; i.e., committed to discovering what they have. Way to go Matt and Shayne! If they keep up this level of intention, commitment, and pacing, this couple may be the second couple out of twelve from The Bachlor series to make it all the way down the aisle.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rose  |  May 16th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    This truly a wonderful idea. I thought she was the one, when he always referred to her as “Little Monkey”. Most people really care about someone when you start calling them by nicknames of affection. I hope they make it, they seem to be happy together.

  • 2. wonderwoman  |  May 19th, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Sorry to burst all your bubbles but this is not a real relationship its acting…. sorry guys. It’s all for the show and their own advancement.

  • 3. SC  |  May 19th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I totally agree. Shayne’s personal experience with her parents seems to have given her a good understanding of what she wants in a relationship. Each time I heard her discuss possibilities of being in a relationship with Matt on the show she spoke in real terms such as figuring things out together, and accepting and liking each other for who they really are. I wish them well.

  • 4. jc  |  June 23rd, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    I am a big fan of matt and shayne and I have no doubt that they will make it to the wedding. They are truly a good looking couple and obviously in love with each other. I think both are very wise to wait and let their relationship grow.

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