Even though we're all well aware that Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock only got engaged to Chris Siegfried because she was petrified of being alone after Brooks Forester dumped her, most of us are pretty happy for Chris. He's all kinds of romantic, sweet, and seems to have his priorities in line.
And he's obviously a very hard worker who is incredibly dedicated to his career. So much, in fact, that Chris wouldn't have proposed to Des if she'd refused to pack up and leave L.A. to move to Seattle to be with him.
Yes, I'm serious. He actually went so far as to say that Des staying in Cali "would've been a deal breaker."
Geez. Who knew that Chris had a little bit of a controlling streak going on underneath his smooth, poetry-composing exterior?
I may be way out in left field here -- but if you're really, truly in love with someone and want to spend the rest of your life with them, shouldn't you be willing to do anything it takes to be with that person? Even if it means giving up your job and starting over in another city?
Whether or not Chris was Des's second choice is beside the point. The girl did move to Seattle for him, so she must have some sort of deep feelings for the guy. And if he is really as head-over-heels in love with her as he claims to be -- shouldn't he have been willing to do the same to accommodate her dreams too?
Maybe the possibility of him moving to L.A. never came up since she was quick to tell him she was willing to go to Seattle. But still -- calling it a "deal breaker" had she decided that relocating wasn't an option? That sounds a little extreme to me, especially considering Des and Chris are an engaged couple. (It's not like they're casually dating, for crying out loud.)
If I were Des, Chris' refusal to move would've sent up a huge red flag, because it shows that he might not be willing to compromise on other things down the road. And since one of the key elements of any good marriage is compromise -- Des better hope Chris figures out the concept before she walks down the aisle and says, "I do." (Not that a wedding is ever actually going to happen.)
Do you think it's strange that Chris would've broken things off with Des if she hadn't moved?
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