DailyMail- I first see Ryan, my gut just says: "Oh man, like this is him?"' she told the cameras. 'The initial physical attraction really isn't there right now.’
She continued: 'When I saw him face-to-face, I felt a little disappointed. It just doesn't feel like this is the man who is my husband. I don't know if I can do this.'
But Ryan, a Long Island real estate agent, did not have to think twice when it came to his betrothed's appearance, and Jaclyn's Today show interview confirmed that she would eventually say 'I do'.
After watching the clip from the episode, Hoda said that Ryan looked like he had won the jackpot when he saw Jaclyn walk through the door but noted that her initial reaction was filled with a lot of expletives that had to be bleeped out during the episode.
Both she and Kathie Lee were stunned that Jaclyn thought that it would be love at first sight.
'Why would you think that?' they both asked her.
Jaclyn, who hadn't been serious with any man in the past seven years, said: 'Because I was single for so long. I watched too many rom-coms.’
Oh, you don't say. The man that agreed to marry a woman he didn't know wasn't a Ryan Gosling doppelgänger? Fuck the NCAA tournament, this is the shocker of the day. I can't believe that two people that couldn't find a life partner on their own aren't physically flawless people. All things considered this dude Ryan isn't all that bad looking. Maybe lower your standards bit when you are depending on television producers to pick your mate, okay babe? I have an idea of what kind of person agrees to these types of situations and it's safe to say that this guy is basically Ryan Reynolds compared to the person I was envisioning.
Know why this girl is single? You know why she's been lonely as shit for the last 7 years? Because she doesn't even understand how relationships work. You know how many relationships are based off a woman having a strong initial physical attraction to the man? Like 10% maybe. That's old hat hun. Love at first sight is reserved for people that are far too hot for an arranged marriage. Relationships are based off men tricking women into thinking they are suitable life partners. Let's be honest, most men are not. Hell, most women are not. Just look at the divorce rate. There are not many Brad Pitts out there. Most of us have to use our humor, or our charm, or an overall abundance of bullshit. Maybe even a little free alcohol. Anything we have at our disposable to exaggerate how good of a decision we would be.
Be more desperate Ryan. A girl, who is decidedly in the same league as you says you aren't hot enough on your wedding day and you still marry her? Have a little dignity dude. That's not a situation where you swallow your pride. You spit your pride on the ground and knock her off her proverbial pedestal. Give her a couple backhanded compliments. Neg the shit out of her. Tell her she's beautiful despite her drawn on eyebrows and quickly aging skin. Make her feel like less of a catch so you in turn look like more of a catch. Come on man, dating 101. I don't need my future wife to think I am the hottest dude on the planet, but I'll turn into the runaway husband if she tries to emasculate me in front of all my peers, or in this case, on national television.