5 Questions I Have For 'The Bachelor'/'Bachelorette' Fans
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5 Questions I Have For 'The Bachelor'/'Bachelorette' Fans

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5 Questions I Have For 'The Bachelor'/'Bachelorette' Fans
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Pretty much anyone who has been on social media within the last two weeks just saw that the most recent season of “The Bachelorette” just ended after whoever gave her last rose to whichever guy or at least knows what this show is. If you don’t, "The Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" is a dating reality show in which a man/woman meets however many individuals of the opposite sex in hopes of finding their one true love. Honestly? I don’t care about this show and don’t understand the entertainment factor of it. But everybody’s different. So, I have some questions for those of you out there who do find entertainment from watching "The Bachelor" and/or "The Bachelorette."

1. How does one find the love of their life in a short span of a few months?

One typically doesn’t even fully get to know someone in that short timespan. It takes an average of one to two years to completely learn about an individual. So, I really don’t understand how someone can get engaged to someone after several months of going on dates with one person along with other people.

2. How is this show even entertaining?

I don’t see how people can find entertainment in watching multiple people vie for one person’s love and then eventually get their hearts broken. Heartbreak is a serious thing, so why is it used as entertainment?

3. Is it not humiliating and heartbreaking to watch?

You’d think that watching that many people get their hearts broken by someone they claim to love would be humiliating and painful for others to watch. If I were to watch this show, then I’d be heartbroken to watch all of these potentially men/women get humiliated on national television by getting their hearts broken by someone they hardly know, but claim to love.

4. Isn’t this changing the way that we all view real love?

After seeing how quickly these men and women “fall in love,” is it not changing the viewer’s perspective of love? Seeing this could easily persuade viewers to believe that they can fall in love within a few dates with one person. Now, I’m a strong believer in the “when you know, then you know” phrase, but that doesn’t mean it won’t take longer for some people to fall in love with the one they’re meant to marry. God has a plan for us all, and it is different for each individual person.

5. Is it not obvious that this show is mostly scripted?

The contestants? Overdramatic. The love? Almost superficial. The drama? Overdone. Just from watching a short clip of “ The Bachelor,” I could tell how scripted it truly was. If you want to watch a scripted show, then just watch one of the many great sitcoms that are on TV now. They even give you a wonderful escape from the craziness of real life. In my opinion, that makes them much better than these “reality” shows.

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