'He is masking his true feelings': Body language expert explains why The Bachelor's Richie Strahan WON'T pick Rachael Gouvignon
Published: 06:14 BST, 2 September 2016 | Updated: 12:17 BST, 2 September 2016
The Bachelor is reaching it's pointy end, with just five hopefuls left in the race to win Richie's heart.
And while some contestants have emerged as strong contenders approaching the season finale, the same cannot be said for 31-year-old Rachael Gouvignon, according to body language experts.
Thursday night's episode saw Richie whisk Rachael away to a secluded botanical garden for a their second date, during which the pair shared what appeared to be an intimate chat about their feelings for one another.
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Will she be cut? Body language expert Damien Diecke, Head Coach at the School Of Attraction has raised concerns about Rachael Gouvignon's chances at winning Richie Strahan's heart based on body cues displayed by the Bachelor star himself
According to body language expert, Damien Diecke, Head Coach at the School Of Attraction, however, it was Richie's subconscious movements that gave away his true feelings toward Rachael.
'In Richie's off scene narration of the date, there is no talk of intense emotions as with the other ladies,' Damien explained.
'When Rachel was telling him what she thought of him, his facial expressions remained locked with a slight smile. This shows he is masking his true feelings about her,' he explained.
Masking his feelings: 'When Rachel was telling him what she thought of him, his facial expressions remained locked with a slight smile. This shows he is masking his true feelings about her,' he explained
Is she Richie's girl? Meanwhile, body language expert Perth's Millionare Matchmaker Louanne Ward noted that, while the date wasn't completely catastrophic, Richie's choice not to give her a rose spoke volumes about the tone of their date
Meanwhile, body language expert Perth's Millionare Matchmaker Louanne Ward noted that, while the date wasn't completely catastrophic, Richie's choice not to give her a rose spoke volumes about the tone of their date.
'Richie likes her, the date was good. Not amazing but good,' explained Louanne.
'She didn't get a rose/interesting he's given a rose pretty much to every 'single' date he's been on so body language versus actions,' she explained.
Can she compete against the others? 'Richie likes her, the date was good. Not amazing but good,' explained Louanne
'His response of 'thanks Rachel' was used twice': Damien also pinpointed a particular phrase used by Richie that was telling of his true emotions during the date
'It's more important what someone does that what they say,' she added.
Damien also pinpointed a particular phrase used by Richie that was telling of his true emotions during the date.
'His response of 'thanks Rachel' was used twice, and were both monotone, sounding almost rehearsed. This shows he wasn't comfortable, but wanted to remain courteous.'
LOUANNE WARD - Perth's 'Millionare Matchmaker'
As a professional matchmaker, Louanne has spent the past two decades working with busy, successful professionals and executives who are looking to meet their ideal partner.
During this time, she established her business - Perth's Millionaire Matchmaker and Associates - into Perth's longest running and premier matchmaking agency.
Louanne has placed thousands of eligible men and women into long-term, committed relationships, charging clients ,000 for her personal matchmaking services.
She was accredited as a matchmaker by the worldwide Matchmaking institute in Los Angeles, having recently become the only Australian invited to undertake a Master's certification program.
Louanne attended the 2016 International Matchmakers and Date Coaches conference in New York, and plans to bring the Matchmaking Institute's accredited training program to Australia.
Bachelor panel expert: LOUANNE WARD
DAMIEN DIECKE - Head Coach at the School Of Attraction
After having his life torn apart by crippling panic attacks which came on at the end of a tumultuous five-year relationship, Damien dedicated the rest of his life to helping other men and women avoid living through the same pain that he had.
After acquiring his Life Coaching, Hypnosis, and NLP Diplomas, Damien went on to create Australia's biggest dating coaching company working with both men and women.
In 2011, he introduced Australia's first women's dating and confidence program through the School of Attraction.
He has been been guest speaker at a number of high profile international events, featured on Channel Nine, Channel Seven, GQ, Cleo, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
He is also a regular guest speaker on a number of major radio stations.
Damien aims to bring back the ideals of integrity, professionalism and rigorous psychological understanding to the Pick-Up Artist industry.
Bachelor panel expert: DAMIEN DIECKE