Was Peter Weber Too Immature to Be the Bachelor?

Peter Weber is not America’s favorite bachelor. Throughout his season, he was criticized for being particularly indecisive and not knowing what he wants. This was demonstrated early in his relationship with Alayah Benavidez. After a few women accused Benavidez of being “fake,” he sent her home. Then he brought her back. Then he sent her home again when it caused too much drama.

Hannah Ann Sluss and Peter Weber | John Fleenor via Getty Images
Hannah Ann Sluss and Peter Weber | John Fleenor via Getty Images

Even before Weber’s Bachelor season began, host Chris Harrison warned us we wouldn’t be getting the Peter Weber we’d grown to love in Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

“Nobody’s perfect and Peter is just like everybody else,” Harrison told Good Morning America just before the premiere. “He has his issues and he has things that will come up. I think there will be times … where you’re thinking, ‘I don’t love this side of him.'”

Peter Weber’s engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss

Where Weber’s lack of maturity really showed was in how he handled his engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss. After Madison Prewett had removed herself from the show, Weber gave his final rose to the young model.

But during a clip showed at “After The Final Rose,” Weber told his fiancé he couldn’t give her his full heart and she ended their relationship.

“I just need someone who’s gonna be true to their words, not be torn and conflicted 90% of the time. This affected a lot of people. I don’t need anything more from you. You’ve done enough damage. I’m done. Here ya go, here’s this. We’re done. And I mean that,” Sluss told him, handing him her ring.

When Weber tried to explain himself, she said:

“Peter, I’m sorry but I told  you, your words, you can’t be true to them. So why would I hear you out anymore? I feel betrayed enough. You betrayed me, and you know it. Right? See? That’s all I needed to hear. And I’ll be able to move forward knowing that you owned up to it. I’m gonna get my life back on track now. Where it originally was before. You know, I’m strong. I’ve been my own rock throughout this. You don’t have to worry about me.”

Sluss brought up that, even after they were engaged, the former bachelor wasn’t sure about the decision he’d made.

Then, during the live portion of “After The Final Rose,” Sluss spoke about how she felt blindsided during his proposal.

“What would have been appropriate is that, prior to our engagement, you would have told me the full extent of where your heart and head was throughout that entire week. Instead, you waited until the very last moment to tell me I was the only girl left. I was put on the spot, in the middle of our proposal, I was excited in the moment, but you downplayed it. You downplayed your feelings towards Madison. To where you said, ‘She left, but, you know what, my heart chooses you.’ In the middle of a proposal! You downplayed that to where I had no idea what I was saying yes to. That’s called being blindsided, Peter,” she said.

Sluss also spoke about how Weber strung her along after they’d been engaged. She said he “knew exactly what to tell [her] to keep [her] with [him].”

Sluss finished off her hot seat with Chris Harrison and Weber by giving “a word of advice”: “If you want to be with a woman, you need to become a real man.”

Bachelor Nation thinks Peter Weber could have handled things better (to put it lightly)

Much of Bachelor Nation chimed in on Twitter to agree.

#TheBachelor is almost thirty, lives at home, says his parents are his best friends, and got a tattoo with a girl he dated for like a week. how are we surprised at the outcome????” wrote one fan.

“Emotionally immature feelings from Peter. He already hurt Maddie then proceeds to hurts Hannah Ann. He says he is in love with Maddie but is he really? His words haven’t matched his actions. Does Maddie deserve him?” tweeted another.

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