Arie Luyendyk
Spotted At Club

Our columnist spotted Bachelorette finalist Arie Luyendyk Jr. at a Scottsdale bar last Friday, June 29 -- and he most definitely was sans Emily Maynard.

Bachelorette Emily Maynard and Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Have you ever wished you could have alone time with Bachelorette finalist Arie Luyendyk, Jr. against a wall in a dark alley? I mean, Emily Maynard goes on and on about how great of a kisser he is… doesn’t it make you wonder?!

Well… that fantasy may not be as far-fetched of a dream as you think. All you have to do is head over to the bars in Old Town Scottsdale, stalk down said dreamy race car driver, and pull out your best pick-up line. Mine was “Can I buy you a drink?” (OK -- not the best pick-up line, but it was the only one I could think of with very little liquid courage!).

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It started as a regular Friday night, at our favorite spot for tequila drinking. As I waited for a friend to hand me a drink, I saw this tall, dark, kind of awkward guy in a plaid shirt walk by and immediately (don’t ask me why) I thought “Arie!” I turned to my roommate, who also happens to be my weekly wine and Bachelorette date, and told her my suspicion, but based only on the back of his head, awkward walk and shirt pattern, she didn’t think there was any way I had just seen the frontrunner from the Bachelorette. Wanting to prove it, I grabbed her hand and followed the path Arie had just taken to the open bar.

Bachelorette finalist Arie partying in Scottsdale

Standing there in all his nerd-turned-reality-star glory was Emily’s lip smackin,' face suckin’ suitor, Arie. So naturally, being the investigative journalist I am, I had to approach him. I chugged my drink and waltzed over to the bar. “Can I buy you a drink?” was the only sentence my brain could form…  Arie told me he could only have one drink because “the show is still airing.” Obviously, not wanting to give him a big head, I played it off like I had no idea who he was or what show he was talking about -- this is when I learned, by the way, that I’m a very impressive liar.

Arie went on to tell me that he was on the Bachelorette, and could get in trouble from the production team if he was seen out drinking… busted! Oh, and he had to add that his "fiance," if he wins, wouldn’t be too happy, either. Why not? Maybe because it’s not a very “engaged” thing to do! Feeling my nerves jump back into my throat I wished him luck and left. At least I didn’t have to spend any money on him.

But after watching him mingle with the three or four women he appeared to be with, and his horrendous dancing -- think one hand on the hip combined with foot tapping and hip popping (insert prayer that his kissing is nothing like his dancing) -- I had to wonder -- does this guy, who’s out flirting at the bars and offending my eyes with his “moves” really win Emily’s heart? I felt more investigative journalism coming on…

Being that Arie lives in the same town as me, I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to find some sources who knew him. After a few days of searching, I stumbled upon a few people who were more than willing to add to my theory that Arie does not win Emily’s heart. Here’s what they said…

  • While filming the Bachelorette, Arie was reportedly texting other girls.
  • He’s a "nice guy but very full of himself," in a source's a opinion.
  • Another source disagrees with the above assessment of the race car driver saying "he's a really great guy. People shouldn't judge."
  • He is reportedly seeing someone new, though it has not been confirmed who the lucky lady is.
  • Since his return from filming, he goes out to bars and has girls over to his place to drink until 2 a.m.
  • Overall, he just doesn’t act like most engaged men should. Hanging out with a bunch of women doesn't seem too smart for an alleged fiance, given he's a public figure. So it's likely he's just single and moving on from Emily.

I have been hoping Jef would win all along, but this just solidifies my theory. If Arie does win, Emily is in for yet another heartbreak… but at least we now know that Arie is single, and clearly ready to mingle!

Image courtesy of ABC

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Comments on "Confession: I flirted with Bachelorette finalist Arie last week"

Missy July 17, 2012 | 3:31 PM

Regardless, it's all truly stupid anyway.

holly July 11, 2012 | 3:16 PM

Before, it didn't mention the date. It was probably added because people freaking out and misunderstanding when this occurred. I don't think this would be fabricated. I mean, it's not like she spotted clooney. It's a reality TV star who lives in scottsdale. The girl lives in scottsdale. She made some observations. C'mon!

KLA July 11, 2012 | 2:09 PM

I saw him out also. It was the 29th.

AmyN July 11, 2012 | 12:15 PM

They changed the headline above the photo. That's not what it originally said.

FK July 11, 2012 | 11:27 AM

the Indy Race in Toronto started July 8, so he may have been there the Friday before on July 6, but this article says she spotted him in Scottsdale on June 29 (read the sentence above the first picture)... I doubt he was there over a week early for the race....

MFILF July 11, 2012 | 10:26 AM

He's a racecar driver yes, and he WAS at an event in Canada, NOT in Scotsdale when this supposedly took place. No wonder the writer did not use her real name. This is 100% fake. Shame on you.

F. July 11, 2012 | 10:01 AM

Why so shy, Arie? Haha. I like his shirt.

ML July 11, 2012 | 9:38 AM

It's a light hearted article that pokes fun at a D list "celebrity". Who cares? I'm honestly surprised this guy was even recognized in a dark crowded bar... he should be flattered that he's catching public attention! Thanks for keeping us updated on his whereabouts last weekend though, maybe you can just send the "columnist" who wrote this his itinerary and she can really do some investigative journalism to get to the bottom of this scandal.

GT July 10, 2012 | 9:31 PM

Arie was in Toronto at the Indy Car race all weekend, so if this was supposed to happen last weekend, then it didn't happen. I also like how he is getting called out in this piece while the so-called "columnist" doesn't have to list her own name. Not cool. If you're going to toss accusations around then be professional and don't do so anonymously.

SLC July 10, 2012 | 8:47 PM

Wasn't Arie in Toronto last Friday night? Or was this a few weeks ago?

gorg July 10, 2012 | 5:37 PM

LOL. I want Jef to win anyway. She has a lot of ual chemistry with Arie, but I think Jef is the better pick for her in the long run. But hey, at least he turned down a girl offering him a drink in the bar and didn't act like a doucher! Maybe those other girls you saw him with were just friends. People can have a lot of friends that are the opposite . Doesn't mean they're sleeping with them. Cute article, though.

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