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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The show casts naîve twentysomethings, then constantly questions their maturity—all the while reinforcing outdated ideas around love.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
5.24.19
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
3.19.19
WTF

WATCH: Australian 'Bachelorette' Contestant Ruins Chances by Demonstrating Total Incomprehension of Avocados

Trigger warning: This is avocado brutality and it WILL cost you a rose.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.25.18
Culture

'Men Tell All' Should Be a Messy, Delightful 'Bachelorette' Reckoning

Garrett's history of "liking" racist and transphobic Instagram content is off the table. What will these bores discuss instead? Chicken man falling out of bed? Jason's dewy skin? Arie?
Diana Tourjée
7.30.18
tv

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
6.26.18
tv

ABC Put a Flat Earther Convicted of Groping on 'The Bachelorette'

Lincoln Adim has become the latest in the long-running franchise's string of controversial contestants. How did he get on the show?
Nicole Clark
6.19.18
tv

A Reminder of Just how Fake and Exploitative 'The Bachelorette' Is

Not that I'm going to stop watching it.
Nicole Clark
5.28.18
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
3.7.18
The Bachelorette

What It's Like to Go Through 'The Bachelor's' Deranged Emotional Gauntlet

Andi Dorfman opens up about the lessons she learned along her journey to find love on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette."
Allison Duncan
1.10.18
tv

'The Bachelorette' Finale Was the Worst Three Hours of Television Ever

What should have been a happy proposal ended up feeling like a death march toward marriage.
Gabby Bess
8.8.17
tv

Is This the End for Hot Peter on 'The Bachelorette'?

Rachel bucks tradition by turning the "we can finally have sex" episode into the "meet my family" episode before the final three men head to Spain to kick off "fantasy suite" week.
Gabby Bess
7.25.17
tv

'The Bachelorette' Exploits a Messy Family Trauma

This week, Rachel went to visit her suitors' hometowns to take her relationships to "the next level"—but for one contestant, things end in deansaster.
Gabby Bess
7.18.17
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