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Bachelorette: Erich Schwer discusses why he pursued Gabby rather than Rachel

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 12 Aug, 2022

Erich Schwer chose Gabby Windey over Rachel Recchia on The Bachelorette season 19, and now he explains why. When Erich, a 29-year-old real estate analyst from Bedminster, New Jersey, asked Gabby and Rachel to tie his necktie during his limo entry, they were both instantly captivated.

They had a good time laughing together and kissed further on in the premiere episode. Rachel and Erich had a nice conversation, but he did not kiss her.  

Erich began pursuing Gabby exclusively after the first night of The Bachelorette. The two eventually agreed to meet on a one-on-one basis, during which he met Gabby's beloved Grandpa John. Following the intention-setting ceremony, they went bowling.

Erich informed Gabby that he was only interested in her. As they were eating dinner, he provided her with information about his parents, who he described as soulmates, and she spoke to him about her relationship with her estranged mother.

In response to his words, she became emotional and left the table for a few moments, but when she returned, she snuggled on his lap and rested her head on his shoulder. Gabby gave Erich the rose at the end of the date.

Erich revealed his reasons for pursuing Gabby and not Rachel on the Click Bait with Bachelor Nation podcast hosted by Joe Amabile, Natasha Parker, and Tia Booth. It was his intention to enter the show without knowing whether he would pursue either of the women.

While Erich shared that he started the show without a motive to speak to one of them more than the other, he wanted to make the decision between them early on because he wanted it to be 'as organic as possible and to see who really connected with me.'

Erich explained that he chose Gabby because they felt as if they had been acquainted years ago, and that was what he was looking for in a partner. As he explained, they had a 'crazy rapport' and a 'really great connection,' which made him want to see her repeatedly.

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