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2022-05-16 12:44:10 AM  
You never heard of Trista and Ryan Sutter?
 
2022-05-16 4:27:36 AM  
The most frightening part of watching anything related to, and I hate this term, "Bachelor Nation," is when I hear about the ones who have had children.

These are people who:

1. Are good looking enough to be presentable as attractive people on national TV
2. Are bad enough at dating to still be single despite #1
3. Have never, to a person, believed the primary contestant was anything but God's gift
4. Have never, to a person, believed anyone else will ever be so perfect for them
5. Believe unwaveringly, despite the 30 other contestants literally right next to them, only they are best for the primary contestant, yet expect everyone to be nice to each other for some reason
6. "I'm turning 25! [sobbing] This is my last chance at love!"

And the supposed "best" of these people, who stand out the most among these vapid, shallow, dim people, are creating new people,who most assuredly will be just as vapid, shallow and dim. It frightens me.

"Bachelor Nation": A nation of people with looks, poor social skills, an automaton-like ability to be controlled/manipulated by producers and zero brains.
 
2022-05-16 4:30:17 AM  
I mean, for Pete's sake: Half the folks that are on the main show now end up on Bachelor in Paradise, anyway? Why wouldn't you be like, "Eh, if it doesn't work out, I'll go on Paradise and hook up with that one hot contestant from a different season?"

/my wife watches religiously
//I only catch bits and pieces when I come in from another room
 
2022-05-16 4:44:41 AM  

Pfighting Polish: The most frightening part of watching anything related to, and I hate this term, "Bachelor Nation," is when I hear about the ones who have had children.

These are people who:

1. Are good looking enough to be presentable as attractive people on national TV
2. Are bad enough at dating to still be single despite #1
3. Have never, to a person, believed the primary contestant was anything but God's gift
4. Have never, to a person, believed anyone else will ever be so perfect for them
5. Believe unwaveringly, despite the 30 other contestants literally right next to them, only they are best for the primary contestant, yet expect everyone to be nice to each other for some reason
6. "I'm turning 25! [sobbing] This is my last chance at love!"

And the supposed "best" of these people, who stand out the most among these vapid, shallow, dim people, are creating new people,who most assuredly will be just as vapid, shallow and dim. It frightens me.

"Bachelor Nation": A nation of people with looks, poor social skills, an automaton-like ability to be controlled/manipulated by producers and zero brains.


So what you're saying is that the GOP outreach people are missing a golden opportunity here...
 
2022-05-16 5:07:52 AM  
JoJo?

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2022-05-16 5:20:02 AM  
His bank account finally reached a level where she could settle for him.
 
2022-05-16 6:39:30 AM  
Umm. So they've begun married life? Let's not call this "worked out" for a few decades, Subby.

He has yet to experience a few glorious stages:
1. Hide the knives
2. That last pour of wine did not improve things
3. Huh. There are more things unspoken than spoken
 
2022-05-16 6:44:18 AM  

Pfighting Polish: The most frightening part of watching anything related to, and I hate this term, "Bachelor Nation," is when I hear about the ones who have had children.

These are people who:

1. Are good looking enough to be presentable as attractive people on national TV
2. Are bad enough at dating to still be single despite #1
3. Have never, to a person, believed the primary contestant was anything but God's gift
4. Have never, to a person, believed anyone else will ever be so perfect for them
5. Believe unwaveringly, despite the 30 other contestants literally right next to them, only they are best for the primary contestant, yet expect everyone to be nice to each other for some reason
6. "I'm turning 25! [sobbing] This is my last chance at love!"

And the supposed "best" of these people, who stand out the most among these vapid, shallow, dim people, are creating new people,who most assuredly will be just as vapid, shallow and dim. It frightens me.

"Bachelor Nation": A nation of people with looks, poor social skills, an automaton-like ability to be controlled/manipulated by producers and zero brains.


I don't think they believe any of it; they're all just a bunch of fame whores, playing up for the camera.  Which the editors then find clever ways to crank up to 11 so it looks even worse for the viewer.
 
2022-05-16 8:10:07 AM  

Pfighting Polish: I mean, for Pete's sake: Half the folks that are on the main show now end up on Bachelor in Paradise, anyway? Why wouldn't you be like, "Eh, if it doesn't work out, I'll go on Paradise and hook up with that one hot contestant from a different season?"

/my wife watches religiously
//I only catch bits and pieces when I come in from another room


"Bachelor in Paradise" goes from a fun hookup environment to "In order to stay, you must be married and produce three kids" by the end of the season.
 
2022-05-16 8:15:12 AM  

Pfighting Polish: It frightens me.


I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it. The spectrum of human stupidity is far reaching beyond the 'Bachelor Nation'.
 
2022-05-16 9:27:52 AM  
Pssst, Subby........I'm going to let you in on a little secret. People don't go on the Bachelor/Bachelorette to find love.  They want to find fame. And get laid by other attractive people. But mostly fame.
 
2022-05-16 9:46:39 AM  
All I remember from those shows is one clip that had the subtitle "slurping noise in bushes"
 
2022-05-16 12:03:07 PM  

Pfighting Polish: The most frightening part of watching anything related to, and I hate this term, "Bachelor Nation," is when I hear about the ones who have had children.

These are people who:

1. Are good looking enough to be presentable as attractive people on national TV
2. Are bad enough at dating to still be single despite #1
3. Have never, to a person, believed the primary contestant was anything but God's gift
4. Have never, to a person, believed anyone else will ever be so perfect for them
5. Believe unwaveringly, despite the 30 other contestants literally right next to them, only they are best for the primary contestant, yet expect everyone to be nice to each other for some reason
6. "I'm turning 25! [sobbing] This is my last chance at love!"

And the supposed "best" of these people, who stand out the most among these vapid, shallow, dim people, are creating new people,who most assuredly will be just as vapid, shallow and dim. It frightens me.

"Bachelor Nation": A nation of people with looks, poor social skills, an automaton-like ability to be controlled/manipulated by producers and zero brains.


You're overthinking it.

It's just pure junk food tv.  No different from whatever other mindless entertainment/guilty pleasure the rest of us are into.

As for the contestants, I'm pretty sure most are just there for a free vacation with other attractive people, and these days, more social media followers.
 
2022-05-16 12:27:35 PM  
It'll last long enough to sell their wedding photos to People magazine, followed by various articles and photo spreads of their house. They will try to spin it into a reality series, which will probably require an attempt at offspring, more articles and photo spreads, and possibly coverage of their marriage counselling sessions.
 
2022-05-16 1:41:31 PM  

Unsung_Hero: I don't think they believe any of it; they're all just a bunch of fame whores, playing up for the camera.  Which the editors then find clever ways to crank up to 11 so it looks even worse for the viewer.


You're not wrong. I guess my next question, then, is why do we watch this tripe?

I say this even as someone who's wife does watch it, though I think even she's to the point where she moreso hate-watches it than anything. I think she also watches for the clothes and locations.

Still, though, at some point, doesn't the viewing public say, "OK, we get it, all of you really just want attention and the whole thing isn't real, so we're not watching?" Or is it like pro wrestling for women?

OtherLittleGuy: "Bachelor in Paradise" goes from a fun hookup environment to "In order to stay, you must be married and produce three kids" by the end of the season.


Maybe it's just me, but I'd try and get out before the focus changes, so to speak.

blodyholy: I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it. The spectrum of human stupidity is far reaching beyond the 'Bachelor Nation'.


I mean, the contestants all seem to be from fairly well-to-do households and, misguided and vapid as they may be, none of their occupations are listed as "unemployed" or "vagrant" or anything like that. They're the kind of people I'd probably approach because they're attractive, then avoid once I find out what they're personality is like. It's not like there's not a lot of folks like that in the world generally.

I'm moreso worried by how many people buy into this. At what point do we not see through this crap and not encourage it?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: You're overthinking it.

It's just pure junk food tv.  No different from whatever other mindless entertainment/guilty pleasure the rest of us are into.


As someone who is on a bit of a personal mission to get people to be more thoughtful, I'm glad I'm overthinking. I wish more people would error on the side of overthinking stuff.

For me, "pure junk food TV" is Whose Line. It's still smart, but it's only required to be smart for, at most, a couple minutes at a time, or at least when it's anything but Sound Effects and Helping Hands ... and I don't really like those segments, either.
 
2022-05-16 2:24:37 PM  
4 out of 25 Bachelor couples are still together.
5 out of 18 Bachelorette couples are still together.

When the woman does the choosing, the outcomes are better. You can't explain that.
 
2022-05-16 2:51:50 PM  

Pfighting Polish: I mean, for Pete's sake: Half the folks that are on the main show now end up on Bachelor in Paradise, anyway? Why wouldn't you be like, "Eh, if it doesn't work out, I'll go on Paradise and hook up with that one hot contestant from a different season?"

/my wife watches religiously
//I only catch bits and pieces when I come in from another room


Suuuuuuuure.  Me too, buddy.  Me too.
 
2022-05-16 7:24:02 PM  
The only thing entertaining I have ever heard from these shows is the season where two of the "Bachelors" discovered part way through that they were gay and had the hots for each other.  The line, "I, uh, didn't come here to pick up a guy" cracked me up.  The pissed off reaction from the Bachelorette was even funnier to me.  It was a rare moment where working in television was actually entertaining.
 
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