It seems ABC’s The Bachelor could use some friendly communications advice. Verbal “clutch words” — that security clutch we use to fill a lull of silence —have proved detrimental to Juan Pablo’s quest for love, landing him in the dog house with my personal favorite contestant, Andi. Instead of thinking, “Hey, now might be a good time to just be quiet,” most of us have those key words or phrases we turn to when filling an awkward void. For Juan Pablo, as the world is well aware, his verbal clutch is “okay.” Andi’s response was priceless and so eloquently stated: “I want to die if I have to hear ‘it’s okay’ again. I can’t handle it.”
So, what are some tricks to rid you of these verbal clutches? Below are some suggestions:
While Juan Pablo may have won over the other girls with his stunning good looks, his way with words, or lack thereof, took him out of the game with two of the more quick-witted ladies.