Drew and Desiree have had quite a journey on The Bachelorette. Follow their love story date by date. Be sure to tune-in to see who she chooses on the season finale of The Bachelorette, airing on ABC Monday, August 5 8|7c.
DATE ONE: The "For The Right Reasons" Music Video Shoot
Drew's first date was the "For the Right Reasons" music video shoot with Soulja Boy. Drew may not have been born to be a rapper, because he doesn't have a big part in the video, but if you pay attention you might just catch a glimpse of his enthusiastic backup dancing!
DATE TWO: The Dodgeball Date
Drew's second date with Desiree is the group Dodgeball date. After learning how to play from members of the National Dodgeball League, the 10 guys on the date are divided into the red and blue teams. Drew's team, the blue team, is ultimately victorious and gets to go to the after-party…but Des invites the red team too.
DATE THREE: The Mr. America Pageant in Atlantic City
Drew's third date with Desiree is another group date. Drew joins Brooks, Bryden, Zack K, Kasey, Juan Pablo, Zak W, Mikey, Ben, Michael, and Chris to compete in The Bachelorette's Mr. America Pageant! While Drew's abs are a great asset to him in the competition, they don't nab him the title. The top prize goes to Kasey, who is crowned Mr. America. But the pageant just may be where Drew's dashing good looks really caught Des's eye for the first time.
DATE FOUR: Group Snow Date in Germany
Desiree invites Drew and six other guys on a snow day date in Munich, Germany. They all take gondolas up a mountain and have some fun before sledding down the mountain. They soon arrive at an ice hotel, and Drew gets some coveted one-on-one time with Des. Knowing that Bryden's abrupt departure had upset her, Drew makes sure she knows he is there for her, and for the right reasons. After their talk they share a kiss on the picturesque mountainside. The conversation is probably what secured Drew his first one-on-one date, in Barcelona!
DATE FIVE: One-on-One Date in Barcelona
Drew gets the first one-on-one date in Barcelona, and he can't wait for the date to start. He seizes the moment and kisses Desiree right away, and they set out to explore the city. Drew takes the opportunity to open up to her about his father. During dinner, Drew spontaneously grabs Desiree and takes her for a romantic, impromptu makeout session in an alley. But after Desiree gives him the date rose, Drew feels he has to tell her that James is there for the wrong reasons, which dampens the mood.
DATE SIX: Two-on-One Non-Elimination Date in Madeira
Drew and Zak W. are invited on a two-on-one date with Desiree at a go-kart race track in Madeira. The men race and Zak W. leaves Drew in the dust, but the date isn't over yet. They have a picnic and then each guy gets one-on-one time with Des. During his one-on-one, Drew opens up about his mentally handicapped sister, preparing Desiree for the situation if she chooses to meet his family on the hometown dates. He also tells Des he's fallen for her, and they kiss. At the end of the date, Drew gets the rose.
DATE SEVEN: The Hometown Date
Desiree travels to Drew's hometown, Scottsdale, Arizona, to meet his family. She meets his parents, who are amicably divorced, and his mentally handicapped sister Melissa. Melissa has trouble communicating but her love for Drew is unmistakable. Drew's father tells Desiree that Melissa is an angel, and after a long conversation with her, he tells Drew he gives his blessing if he wants to marry her. Drew's mom feels the same way, and Drew admits he is ready to propose. Desiree wishes she could stay and join the family right then and there.
DATE EIGHT: Romantic "Fantasy Suite" Date in Antigua
Drew and Desiree's first stop in Antigua is a steel drum dance party with the locals. They take a few keepsakes for the road, then shared a picnic overlooking the island. Drew made it clear he was falling hard for Desiree, and she said she could picture her life with him -- full of romance and honesty.
A rainstorm washed out their al fresco dinner -- so they took it indoors to the Fantasy Suite. And then they spent the night there.