It’s safe to assume that by now, we’re all pretty well versed in the definition of BDE. But for those of you who are still a little unsure, don’t fret—we’ve got your back.
Brought to us by the whirlwind romance of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, the phrase—which started out as a way to describe Pete’s apparently #blessed nether regions—stands for Big Dick Energy and it’s probably the best thing to happen to the internet this year.
As stated in The Cut’s A+ exposé on the acronym we never knew we needed, “BDE is a quiet confidence and ease with oneself … It’s not cockiness, it’s not a power trip—it’s the opposite: a healthy, satisfied, low-key way you feel yourself.”
It’s also worth noting that you don’t actually have to have a big schlong (cc: Jon Hamm) to have BDE—you don’t even have to be a man to have it (hiiii, Rihanna). It’s simply acting like you have the equivalent of the eggplant emoji nestled in your cargos. Think of it as an aura, a vibe, or—if you will—a way of life.
‘big dick energy’ is confidence without cockiness. it is never misplaced, and it cannot be simulated. it is the sexual equivalent of writing a check for $10K knowing you got it in the bank account
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— priya (@priya_ebooks) June 25, 2018
Now that we’ve got our BDE bases covered—let’s get to the reason we’re *really* here, shall we?
Ever since the term (which, BTW, was born right here in #TheSix) started blowing up our Twitter feeds, we at FLARE HQ can’t stop ranking everyone we see on their levels of BDE—whether it’s our fave celebs, our barista at Starbucks, or even this season’s Bachelorette contestants. So naturally, while I watched this week’s episode with a glass of rosé in hand and BDE on the brain, I examined which of Becca’s guys exude alllll the Big Dick Energy, and which ones straight-up don’t got it.
Bachelor Nation, can I steal you away for a minute to discuss the BDE of Becca’s remaining contestants?
1. Wills Reid; Overall BDE Rating: 100/10
HONESTLY, no one has more BDE than Wills—don’t @ me on this. Remember in Episode 5 when Chris R. (a.k.a the human equivalent of a yippy Chihuahua, who would be at the very bottom of this list if he hadn’t gotten eliminated last night) tried to interrupt Wills’s time with Becca? After getting up and giving the annoying Eddie from Friends-lookalike exactly two minutes with Becca, Wills returned to drop this chic line on Chris—“It would do me a favour if you’d respect me. You had your time tonight, I’d like to have my time as well.” Tell me that one line isn’t packed with more BDE than Arie’s entire season of The Bachelor.
2. Blake Horstmann; Overall BDE Rating: 10/10
While I might be somewhat biased because I’m one hundo p #TeamBlake (k but who isn’t, amiright?), there’s no doubt the guy has mad BDE. He’s confident enough in himself and in his connection with Becca that he doesn’t need to obnoxiously rub it in everyone’s face, something an LDE (Little Dick Energy) carrier would most defs do—lookin’ at you, Lincoln. Also, he was totally serving up some Robert Pattinson (circa Twilight) vibes with that grey peacoat during last night’s Group Date.
3. Chris Harrison; Overall BDE Rating: 10/10
Anyone who knows they can put in minimal effort and still make bank are a straight-up BDE legend.
4. Jason Tartick; Overall BDE Rating: 8/10
I have a literal crush on Jason’s BDE—mostly because he’s the most confident kisser on the show and it. is. HOT. Also, the fact that he displayed *the most* chill when Becca forgot his name in front of everyone? B-D-FREAKING-E, hunni.
5. Leo Dottavio; Overall BDE Rating: 7/10
Dude’s hair screams BDE. Enough said.
6. Colton Underwood; Overall BDE Rating: 5/10
Though very easy-going and definitely more confident than cocky, Colton lands somewhere in the middle of the BDE ranks—let’s call it MDE (Medium Dick Energy). And while I appreciate the fact that he hasn’t bragged about his connection with Becca, or his Cystic Fibrosis charity at all this season (this BDE power move proves he’s actually a good person and not just doing it to get praise), his involvement in petty house drama (Colton has already called out the likes of Jordan and Lincoln) has contributed to his placement on this list. With that being said, this doesn’t mean I don’t love him, because I do #ColtonForBachelor2019
7. Becca Kufrin; Overall BDE Rating: 3/10
As previously mentioned, women can have BDE, too, In fact, some of the most notorious BDE holders are of the female variety, because what’s more badass than being a woman? There have even been a few Bachelorettes (Kaitlyn Bristowe, anyone?) who have exuded it. But, from constantly letting her insecurities with other guys put a damper on her 1-on-1 dates—she did this to Wills AND Leo—to her supes extra “Let’s do the damn thing!” tagline—Becca Kufrin does *not* have BDE, sorry. We’re still rooting for her, tho.
8. Garrett Yrigoyen; Overall BDE Rating: The limit does not exist
Garrett is the last contestant standing who showcases literally zero signs of BDE. It’s more like he has NEDE (Non-Existent Dick Energy). And honestly, if his IG tendencies aren’t proof enough, IDK what is.