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Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and fiancÉe Brian Abasolo on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.
Rachel Lindsay of “The Bachelorette” has a ring, but she has made it very clear that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s getting married.
“To me, a proposal isn’t, ‘You’re getting down on one knee and you’re proposing and we’re getting married tomorrow, next week, next month, next year,’” she told runner-up Peter Kraus. “I feel like it’s cultivating a relationship, seeing what you have.”
Kraus did not feel the same.
“Unfortunately, my opinions are different,” he said. “Engagement means marriage. I want to do it as many times as I get married — which is hopefully once — in my life. And I want to be truly certain that this is the person for me at that time. And for the rest of time. Engagement is, ‘We’re getting married, let’s just plan the time now.’”
“That’s not what that means to me, though,” Lindsay said.
“And I struggle with that,” Kraus said.
I’m with you, Peter Kraus. An engagement is a courtship period for the purpose of working toward marriage. Otherwise, it would just be called “dating.”
What’s interesting about what Lindsay said is that in the same conversation, she told Kraus she didn’t just want a boyfriend at the end of taping. She wanted a proposal. A fiancé.
But Kraus couldn’t commit to getting engaged for the reasons Lindsay wanted, so they ultimately…