The Bachelor


No One Under 30 Should Be on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette'

The show casts naîve twentysomethings, then constantly questions their maturity—all the while reinforcing outdated ideas around love. Is that why its success rate is so awful?
Alex Zaragoza

TV Shows Are Navigating the #MeToo Movement Surprisingly Well

Episodes tackling sexual assault and harassment have officially become a thing.
Mica Lemiski
reality tv

Reality TV Stars Share What It’s Like to Watch a Liar Get Caught on Camera

While it’s hard to get those doing the lying to reflect, their witnesses were willing to talk.
Allie Jones

'The Bachelor' Needs to Get Over Its Problems with 'Exotic' Food

The show's trip to Singapore was the latest in a long line of cringeworthy segments about non-American cuisine.
Bethany Ao

What It Means for 'The Bachelor' to Address Sexual Assault

Contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes told Bachelor Colton Underwood that she was raped in college on an emotional one-on-one date.
Kara Weisenstein

The Bad Virgin Jokes on ‘The Bachelor’ Might Make Me Finally Stop Watching

They're stale and stigmatizing, and I'm very, very sick of them.
Mica Lemiski

Reality TV's Sexual Politics Are Somehow Getting Even More Toxic

Allegations against a contestant on 'The Proposal' are just the tip of the iceberg of ugliness.
Nicole Clark
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Lawmaker Drafted a Bill to Ban 'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk from Minnesota

State representative Drew Christensen was just as upset by Becca's public breakup as you were.
Lauren Messman
The Bachelor

Why Won't 'The Bachelor' Own Up to the Fact that Arie Sucks?

Arie Luyenduk Jr., a "former race car driver" no one wanted as the Bachelor, bored us all season long. And then he acted like a total dirtbag. Somehow, the show's producers still believed they could redeem him in the audience's eyes.
Laura Dorwart
The Bachelor

This "Bachelor" contestant may lose her heart on national TV, but physically she's accounted for

Bekah Martinez was reported missing last year — turned out she was competing for Arie's heart on "The Bachelor"
Alex Lubben

How Not Drinking Coffee Almost Ruined My Career

I've never had a whole cup of coffee in my entire life. You're already judging me, I know.
Natalie Stoclet

DeMario Jackson Reportedly Invited Back to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of "Bachelor in Paradise" halted the show's production for an investigation. Now, it's been announced that the show will resume filming—and a contestant embroiled in the controversy has been invited back.
Linda Yang