It's no secret that Cassandra Wood has strong feelings for The Bachelor Nick Cummins, after they enjoyed a brief romance months before filming the show.
But fans have noticed that the 30-year-old former Wallaby does not show the same level of affection for the 24-year-old student, and many fear that he will end up with a broken heart.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Friday, sexology expert Dr. Nikki Goldstein suggested there was an "element of guilt on Nick's part" in his decision to keep Cassandra in the competition.
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EXCLUSIVE: There's an element of guilt on your part: the real reason why Nick Cummins is keeping Castingwood Wood & # 39; in The Bachelor … and it's not because I see a future with her
You're being nice to her and trying to do the right thing for her this time. In conversation with Daily Mail Australia on Friday, the sexology expert, Dr. Nikki Goldstein (pictured) suggested that he had an element of guilt on Nick's part in his decision to keep Cassandra in the competition
Dr. Goldstein offered two compelling reasons why Nick gave Cassandra a rose at each ceremony, despite the lack of apparent chemistry between them.
& # 39; The first [theory] is that it is not Nick's choice, and the producers tell him to keep it in the competition because it has a solid history, "he explained.
"The other option, and more likely, is that there is an element of guilt on his part, and he is being kind to her and trying to do the right thing for her this time."
"They definitely connected": One of the big questions surrounding Nick and Cassandra's relationship is whether they had sex before filming the show. Dr. Goldstein thinks they did it
One of the big questions surrounding Nick and Cassandra's relationship is whether they ever had sex before filming the show.
After studying the body language and conversations of the couple, Dr. Goldstein said: "They definitely connected [in the past]if we do not sleep together.
She added: "There is nothing unusual about today's dating culture, where young people often rush into bed with others … That is, they came out" with the date "as they said They could have connected a few times.
Cassandra kept quiet about the extent of her physical relationship with Nick, but admitted they had several appointments.
He even met his family and maintains friendly relations with Nick's brother, Jacob, who appeared on the show earlier this season.
Intervention: During the episode on Wednesday, the "human lies detector" trained by the FBI Steve Van Aperen told Nick that he felt that Cassandra was "absolutely in love" with him and that maybe she is already in love.
"Maybe she was not the one who put an end to things," Dr. Goldstein suggested. "I would not be surprised if it came later that it was a casual connection and she fell in love, but I was not interested in taking things further."
During the episode on Wednesday, the "human lies detector" trained by the FBI Steve Van Aperen shared similar feelings, telling Nick that he believed Cassandra was "absolutely in love" with him and that maybe he is already in love.
Dr. Goldstein added: "What is clear is that Nick is a stand-up gentleman in the program, he has kicked out the thugs, he is taking care of these girls, no matter which ones attract him the most. He fell in love with him.
"Because he's a standing guy, I do not think he's the kind of person to throw Cassandra [of the mansion] immediately just because he does not want a relationship. He is being considered.
"Maybe he understands that the high profile of the series is a good opportunity for her and that she will have a sympathetic image and that's why she will keep it close."
"All the attraction comes from his side": Dr. Goldstein was confident that Cassandra would not reach the end of The Bachelor
Meanwhile, Dr. Goldstein believes that Cassandra will not reach the end of The Bachelor.
"If you look at the chemistry that you have with someone like Brooke [Blurton, a rumoured runner-up], that is a true mutual attraction. We do not see that with Cass, where all the attraction comes from her side, "he observed.
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