|Matty McKibben (Photo Credit: MTV.com)|
Um, ouch. I have to say, Jenna handles this a lot better than I would have. I probably would have cried my eyes out as soon as I had gotten home and away from everyone.
Although he then goes on a "Jenna-Bender", their relationship which consists almost entirely of meeting up and "bumping of uglies", he's still squeamish of being around her in public. When Sadie posts the picture of Jenna changing, Matty's response is to gather around it with the other kids and ask what the big deal is since they're so small.
|Jenna & Matty at the bonfire (Photo Credit: MTV.com)|
As their "relationship" progresses, he invites her to a gathering at one of the popular girls house, once there he barely pays attention to her. Mostly out of fear of his so-called friends opinions.
While the Bonfire moment, where he pulls her away from the hose and to the seclusion of behind the dumpster, um eeeew btw, is kinda cute, it is only the prelude to him telling her, he doesn't want to be in a relationship with her. Or rather he can't handle dating her because he can't handle what other people will think.
Of course, Jenna says she cool with it, even though she is sooo not. She can't help it, she's blinded by teenage puppy love. Can't say I blame her, hey if Billy Orlando had told me he liked me back in High School, I probably would have gone all fuzzy brained too. Admit it every school had a Matty McKibben, that perfect popular guy, who every liked, every guy wanted to be like and every girl wanted to be with.
|Jake Rosati (Photo Credit: MTV.com)|
He gives her a ride home when her mom forgets to pick her up, as well as goes on a small tirade on his anger on the "photo incident", passionately stating that whoever did it should be severely punished, unknowing that the offender was his own girlfriend. Now that's a stand up guy right there.
Let's also not forget at the party when Jenna is stranded after seeing Matty kissing someone else, that is Jake who comes to her rescue. He confides in her Lissa's hilarious attempt to quell his sexual appetite with the offering up of her B-Hyman, proving as Jenna, herself, points out, that he trusts her. The episode ends with the two of them laughing and driving off to go hang out for awhile.
|Jake, Lissa & Jenna discussing the "Knocker Nightmare" (Photo Credit: MTV.com)|
Not gonna lie would LOVE to have seen even a little bit of them going out after the party. Clearly they didn't hook up, but seeing them bond would have been cute.
So yeah, Jenna may think Matty is the one, I mean he's not a bad guy, and he is trying, but he's just not secure enough to be/think for himself. Jake is adorably sweet on Jenna for who she is regardless of what anyone thinks, and a girl couldn't ask for anything more.
|Jake & Matty (Photo Credit: MTV.com)|