updated 06/02/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/02/2014 AT 11:15 AM ET
Andi Dorfman is the Bachelorette! After a dramatic exit from Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor, the assistant district attorney, who lives in Atlanta, is searching for love once again on ABC’s hit franchise. Andi, 27, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the men, the dates and the difficult decisions she’ll make on her road to romance. So check back each week. You can also follow Andi on Twitter.
I have to say this was one of the best weeks of dating I could ever ask for.
It was my first time in Santa Barbara, and we stayed at the beautiful Bacara – right on the beach. My first date was with Nick. Obviously, he had made a great impression on me the very first night, and I wanted to get to know him more. Nick had voiced his skepticism about this whole process, so I thought he would enjoy a simple and very realistic date like bike riding and hiking.
During our picnic, I could tell Nick was nervous, but I found it endearing. While we were hiking, I knew I wanted to show Nick this special place to watch the sunset, but what you didn’t get to see was that we actually had to climb through a narrow hole in a rock wall to get there.
Once we got through that and were enjoying the sunset, that’s when Nick went in for our first kiss and it was so passionate and romantic. Later that night, we met at the beautiful Santa Barbara courthouse for dinner.
Throughout dinner I found myself relating to Nick in so many ways. On a mental level, we were definitely connected, and for many reasons, it was an easy decision to give Nick the rose on the date.
Meeting Boyz II Men
The group date was one of my favorite things I have ever done in my life. I think by now everyone knows I am a terrible dancer, but I am an equally terrible singer. Even though this date featured singing and it’s not something I like people to hear me do, I figured why not join the guys? They literally put it all out there last week on the group date, so I wanted them to know that I was doing this with them. Plus, who could resist singing with Boyz II Men?
I was so excited for the guys to meet Boyz II Men. I think all of us can remember a time in our lives where we slow danced to one of their classic hits. Although they needed no formal introduction, it was fun to introduce the band. They could not have been more humble and funny.
Wanya’s Dating Advice
While the guys split up into two groups to rehearse, I had a private lesson with Wanya. We just laughed and laughed during my private lesson. When we first sat down, Wanya started giving me dating advice (some not so good, honestly) and then told me what he thought about each of the guys. He picked up immediately on which of the guys I was already into and then he went on to tell me which ones I needed to let go. Not going to lie, it was hilarious.
The guys were ecstatic to hear that they would be performing live at a Boyz II Men’s concert later that day. When we arrived at the concert, we were all blown away by how many fans came out. After watching Boyz II Men perform some of their new songs, it was our turn to sing the classic “I’ll Make Love to You.” I have to say, we completely and utterly butchered that song. No doubt about it. But it was a blast! We all had so much fun and it made me so happy to see all the smiles on the guys’ faces.