Time is ticking for Beaverton resident Abigail Heringer, who is a contestant on ABC's "The Bachelor," as she tries to win Matt James' heart on the popular reality show.
Heringer failed to secure a one-on-one date with James in this week's episode, which aired Monday night, Feb. 8, but she tried to keep a positive attitude during the group date, which consisted of a bowling match between two teams of women. The winning team secured more time with James.
"I can't control whether I get a one-on-one date, but I can control what we spend our time talking about," Heringer remarked. "So, hopefully, I can get some time with him today. Matt and I had a spark right away on the first night, so we have really great potential, but I need time."
Despite the positive attitude, Heringer's team lost the match, which frustrated the contestant with the much-anticipated hometown dates just around the corner. Prior to COVID-19, the dates allowed the bachelor to fly out to the contestant's hometown to meet their friends and family.
According to the Statesman Journal, Heringer is originally from Salem, although she now lives in Beaverton.
Luckily for Heringer, James allowed the women to participate for the rest of the night to secure more time. The bachelor also pulled her aside to chat prior to the rose ceremony later in the show.
"I just really enjoy my time with you," James said to Heringer. "I want to reiterate that to you every time we're together that I look forward to seeing you every night."
Fans of the show will get to find out if Heringer can finally secure a one-on-one date with James on the next episode of "The Bachelor," which airs 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, on ABC.
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