In part 2 of David Good’s exclusive interview with me, the Bachelor Pad winner and author of The Man Code shared his thoughts on the first episode of The Bachelor 2011.
Good, like millions of others, is watching Brad Womack on The Bachelor and will be giving me his weekly input after each episode. What makes David’s thoughts uniquely different? In his book, The Man Code, David talks about some very key elements that Brad Womack is going through before a televised audience.
Dave knows how men of pride and respect feel, what he covers in The Man Code. See the book review link at the end of this interview for more information.
First, what did Dave think thought of Brad’s first night on The Bachelor? He said Brad’s eye contact spoke volumes.
“I thought he did great,” David said. “He was honest and sincere. He looked the girls in the eyes and did a great job.”
When it came to the contestants, Dave liked what Britnee from Holland, Pennsylvania did during the “meet and greet.” Though, she was one of the eliminated contestants, her entrance impressed Brad as well. She was the one who rolled down the limo window and motioned for Brad to come open the door.
“That was awesome,” Good said. “I thought that was so clever. I had never seen that before!”
Britnee may not have made it to the next Bachelor episodes, but she obviously is a lady who appreciates chivalry and made it known she expects no less. This is a major Man Code trait David Good emphasizes in his book and believes all women should expect that from men living the code.
What did Dave think about the reasons behind Brad giving the first impression rose to Ashley S.?
“That was cool. She was honest and upfront with Brad and told him she was going to be a friend and that’s what it’s all about.”
David talks about friendship in his book, The Man Code and outlines the importance of that very basic element needed when a man is finding the right woman.
When it came to the slap that Brad received from right-hook of Chantal, David didn’t find that necessary in the least.
David firmly stated, “That was wrong on so many different levels, it’s not even funny.”
No matter how upset a woman is with Brad he didn’t deserve that Good fully contends although producers of The Bachelor may have put her up to do that for publicity, it was wrong — especially being the first contestant to meet Brad!
When it came to Madison and the veneer fangs, Brad wanted her to be upfront about if they were real or if she was messing with him. At one particular moment, he got a little heated when he felt she wasn’t being serious.
“I liked that. He was upfront with her and told her he’s not there to play games,” Good said. “He was open and expected the same.”
Womack touched a lot on the fact that his father wasn’t present in his life, a figure who wandered in and out of his life while he was growing up. Good expresses the importance of fathers being involved in their son’s lives and explains what Brad revealed on The Bachelor is exactly what he talks about in The Man Code.
“I couldn’t ask for a better layout in making my point,” David said in reference to Brad talking about his father on The Bachelor. The Bachelor Pad winner said men wind up “sheltered and hide how they feel” when it comes to love when someone stable isn’t dependable in their lives.
He says a huge amount of the power is in single moms. David ought to know because he was raised by a single mom after his parents divorced at the age of 9. In The Man Code, David showers his mom with praise for making sure she never used him against his father.
As David basically outlines in his book and said in reference to The Bachelor, “Single moms have power over how we act and think.”
Check back next week for a third interview with David Good on his analysis of The Bachelor in 2011. The show and his book, The Man Code parallel in more ways than one.
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