Here's what I think: The Bachelorette and Shows Like it
Monday night I watched the season finale of The Bachelorette with Jillian. I had not watched this season and was only familiar with Jillian from the comments made on The Soup about her having a good personality. Not a looker that one. But I wasn't busy on Monday and was sitting around reading. A lot of times when I read I like to have the TV on in the background, I think it's part of my multitasking compulsion.
Moving on, as I watched Jillian choose a husband and giddy-up her way into the sunset on his back, I thought about all these dating shows and how sad they are. Sure, they are entertaining. It amazes me that after only a brief first meeting these girls and guys "feel a connection" and have "found the woman/man of their dreams". Really? Cause as far as I can remember there has only been one lasting relationship resulting from one of these shows and that was Trista and Ryan. Pretty sure they are the exception, not the rule.
What is even more disturbing is that the vast majority of these people are in their early twenties! Oh poor 23 year-old who has no hope to find love in the future. She's always "This is my last chance, I just want to find a husband!" I imagine she's probably thinking, "Well, I went to high school, then college and I haven't found anyone, there's clearly no hope for me!"
Now I really have no room to talk because I did happen to get lucky and find the perfect person (for me) in high school, maybe I'm a Trista, the exception. But honestly, these women just need to get a social life. I'm sure it is hard to find someone when you're in the working world and all you see are people you work with. Not too keen on making a love connection in the office. But I'm sure there are ways, going on a dating reality show is not your only option ladies... and gentlemen. Most of the women and men that go on these shows are very attractive and clearly outgoing so I find it hard to believe that they have absolutely no alternative.
There is an exception to the freakishly good looking cast on The Bachelor and Bachelorette, my new favorite summer show, More to Love. Same basic format as The Bachelor but with average to plus sized people. LOVE IT! These women are even more desperate than the pretty 23 year-old girls who think that they have no dating future. Poor girls with little to no self esteem due to being tortured their whole lives by petty people who make fun of their weight. But with that in mind, there is sure to be plenty of drama. I anticipate hearing the phrase "WHY WONT YOU LOVE ME?!" shouted at least a few times this season.
Hopefully More to Love will satisfy the many Bachelor fans until the newest season comes out. Personally, I'm hoping that Bachelorette reject Reid is chosen to be the next Bachelor. He's clearly not over loosing Jillian yet but maybe he can try to rebound with 25 eligible ladies. Really, I'm just hoping to see him loose it and fall to his knees crying and shouting "You're not Jillian!" sniff, sniff, sob, sob. That would be an entertaining show!