When I first met Sharla at the beginning of The Mormon Bachelor I was blown away by how beautiful, smart, vibrant, and fun she was. She is also extremely passionate which is something I am looking for in a future wife. She seemed to fit the description of everything I wanted, which is why I am really disappointed in myself that I let our relationship slip through the cracks.
I guess I turned into the "typical guy" - we went on our dates, and we held hands, and I kissed her and enjoyed every second of it. But then I didn't call. I didn't text. I didn't keep in touch and let her know that she was important to me. There are a lot of reasons why - I was busy thinking about one of the other girls on the show and it was definitely distracting my ability to show Sharla affection. But I still really liked her and wanted to see where things could go.
I would be the first person to tell you that I thought Sharla and I would be standing at the end of this hand in hand and preparing for our future. Without attention and work at the relationship it didn't quite get there. I am not sure how my last date will go but I still have hope that Sharla will change her mind and reconsider if there is an opportunity. I was glad that Devin, the Producer of TMB was able to spend time with her since I didn't but I don't think I can shut the door on Sharla. She is a such a great girl.