Here’s Everyone Who’s Had A Cheeky Pash With Bachy Dr. Matt So Far

Dresses, fights, and perfect snogging – the reason we watch The Bachelor is to live vicariously through other people’s dreamy romantic lives.

What’s more fun that watching 28 women vie for the affection of one ripped man – this year with bonus glasses?

Dr. Matt has come on strong with the smooches this year. He hasn’t held back at all, currently averaging a snog an episode.

Some former Bachelors have held back on the tongue-twisting business until later in the season – both Honey Badger and Matty J waited until episode three – but not 32-year-old Dr. Matt. He just wants to test out all that chemistry, I mean astrophysics, ASAP.

So we’ve devised a system to keep track of every cheeky pash this season: a Bachelor kiss counter.

Abbie, 23

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Tally: 3 pashes

On episode four, Abbie went full steamy in the annual Bachy photo shoot. There was so much chemistry there that Chelsie would’ve been proud (or furious).

At the cocktail party, the women chose her over Sogand for some one-on-one time in the relatively private space of the orchard. Everyone said, ofc, with that kind of vibe on the group date, they’re going to snog. “No, no, no, that’s fucked,” Abbie insisted.

She proceeded to do just that, over and over again, barely able to speak to Dr. Matt for all the ongoing sexual! tension! And then returned to the girls. “It’s a lot, it’s a lot, it’s a lot,” she repeated. “We just had a yeah. But it’s fine… We started talking, then we’d kiss again, then we started talking, then we’d kiss again.”

Then on episode five, Abbie copped a single date, which involved stamping on citrus fruits like they’re grapes. Pro tip from a former bartender: there’s this thing called a citrus juicer which involves significantly less risk of fungal infection.

They kissed when she received a rose, then heaps in a weird shallow pool, before Abbie set off the episode’s “dog c**t” drama.

Chelsie, 28

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Tally: 2 pashes

Chelsie scored the only pashes of episode six. With her sweet single baking date, the chemical engineer proved herself to be a real contender for Dr. Matt’s heart.

They seemed seconds from snogging while covered in flour, before really going for it in the pool, washing off (still gross, think about the pool filter), and during the cheese portion of proceedings.

Elly, 24

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Tally: 2 pashes

Elly pashed Bachy heaps in episode three – first when she went down to Melbourne to play cowboy, and then again when he took her away for a chat during the cocktail party.

There’s not really a steamy story here so much as they seemed to have a nice date and then wanted to conclude it with a bit of parallel tongue action. She makes him smile!

Reflecting on their covert cocktail party kiss later in the episode, Elly gushed: “I think our second little kiss was even better than the first one. Practice makes perfect and I’m happy to keep practising.”

Emma, 32

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Tally: 1 pash

On episode seven, Emma, originally set up as the “stage 5 clinger” – and the first one to score a chat with Dr. Matt at the first-ever cocktail party – finally scored a single date.

As has been the pattern at almost all of this season’s single dates, Dr. Matt smooched Emma. Literally the only person he hasn’t pashed so far on a single date is Helena after the unfortunate pearl impregnation thing, because his brain was repeating “DOG C**T, DOG C**T” ad nauseam.

Emma and Matt’s date was a sensory deprivation thing in an old house, where he fed her truffles, before giving her a very intense piece of “I love being in love” waveform woodwork, and a rose. Snogging ensued, because she felt special. It was all very sweet, albeit a little intense.

Helena, 25

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Tally: 1 pash

To make up for being too spooked by the “dog c**t” revelations to kiss her after their single date in episode five, Dr. Matt took Helena aside during the cocktail party in episode eight and stuck his tongue down her throat.

There was some talking too. Dr. Matt reassured her that he absolutely has feelings for her, so it’s kind of nice that he would take the time to so physically assuage her doubts.

It also gifted us with the image of Dr. Matt with what is effectively clown makeup all over his lips, for which we are forever ungrateful.

Kristen, 25

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Tally: 1 pash

Kristen’s episode eight date – kayaking followed by a terribly confronting noughts and crosses day spa – inevitably led to a cheeky pash.

Covered in a coffee scrub, Dr. Matt sat in a Kmart plastic bucket full of water. As Kristen wiped the mess from his eyes, she went in for the snog.

I think it was meant to be sexy and romantic.

Monique, 26

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Tally: 1 pash

After a single date in episode four, Monique and Dr. Matt were so full of adrenaline and lovey hormones but they couldn’t help but start necking after a brief conversation where they talked about life in the mines and complimented each other for being so gosh darn accomplished and attractive.

Returning to the mansion, Monique downplayed the moment: “I’m not one to kiss on a first date normally, so there was a small kiss, but that was it. It wasn’t like a full-on pash or anything, but it was like a ‘Thank you for my rose.'”

To that Sogand and Elly appeared to share a knowing look – we don’t feel threatened! At all! Okay!

Monique was eliminated in episode six for her part in the “dog c**t” saga.

Sogand, 30

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Tally: 1 pash

Sogand took out the coveted first hook-up of the season this year on the first single date with Dr. Matt in episode two, because she was so blown away by how romantic it is to sit politely and watch a string quartet.

She did not even try to hide her glee from her temporary flatmates when she got back, quietly but proudly informing them of their multiple rounds of snogging, and all kinds of important information about Dr. Matt’s snogging style: “He has really soft lips.”


That’s it so far. We’ll be updating this post as the show goes.