A Review Of The Bachelor Hometown Dates
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A Review Of The Bachelor Hometown Dates

"On the most dramatic season yet ..."

A Review Of The Bachelor Hometown Dates

As "The Bachelor" comes to an end, the hometown dates become one of the most important factors to help Ben choose the love of his life. Usually, the dates are about the same every season. The bachelor meets one girl's kids, gets questioned by a couple dads and older brothers, makes the sister cry after saying one word about how much he loves her sister, and a whole bunch of "I'm going to tell ____ I'm in love with him today." Regardless of whether or not this happens every season, we still love to watch them, so I'm going to write a review of the hometowns last week.


Amanda is so sweet, and she finally gets the chance to introduce Ben to her kids. They chase each other around on the beach and Amanda is so happy they're all bonding. Ben then endures a long car ride home of crying children who at that point couldn't care less if he was there or not. After seeing his face getting out of the car you could tell Ben was not about screaming kids (but who would be). He meets the parents, they talk about the same boring stuff, her parents question him 1,000 times about being ready for kids, then he leaves without an "I love you" from Amanda.

Lauren B.

Lauren B. is everyone's favorite and her hometown date did not disappoint. She took Ben around Portland and they walked around downtown and ate from food trucks and it just looked like a blast. Ben then goes to meet the family. Not only did Ben cry when he was talking to Lauren's sister about his feelings for her, but her parents (who looked so much like her it was crazy) seemed to like him as well. Another date went by, though, that Ben didn't get the "I love you" that was planned for him to hear.


I think we were all surprised that Caila is still here in the first place. She's cute and bubbly and wears the trendiest clothes, but she doesn't seem like Ben's type to me. To be honest, I barely remember her hometown date, which proves how boring it was. She took him to a toy factory and they made their own little play house, which was sweet and kind of made me want to try the same thing. Ben meets the parents, they talk, they like him, blah blah blah. Caila's dad seems to try and give Ben a hard time but seems too kind to do so. Caila wants to tell Ben she loves him but she doesn't. Sorry, Ben.


JoJo is my favorite, so excuse the bias. She came to her front door to see roses and a letter that she thought was from Ben, so she began to happily read the letter out loud. When she figured out it was her ex and not Ben, she got upset, made a call to her ex to end whatever he was trying to begin, and then told Ben the whole story. It was a lot less dramatic than the show was trying to make it. We then get to see JoJo's humongous mansion (her parents are doctors and her brothers own a massive real estate empire - I looked it up) and we meet her parents and two older brothers. The older brothers try and give Ben crap about dating their younger sister and tell him he has power over all these women to make them love him (duh he's the bachelor that's what the show is about). I had recognized JoJo's brother Ben from another show called "Ready For Love" and found out today that his relationship from that show didn't work and his relationship with the producer of the show, Eva Longoria, after the show didn't work either, so maybe love shows make him a little salty. JoJo was the only one who said "she was falling in love with Ben" instead of "I'm in love with Ben" but it doesn't matter because none of them told him anyway.

Amanda gets sent home, which shouldn't have been a surprise but I was expecting Caila, and the preview for next week looks super dramatic but probably won't be. I'm just excited for the Women Tell All.

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