I have been watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette since I was 10 or 11 years old. I've missed a few seasons - in high school - but overall, I've watched most of them and I've decided the first night is one of my favorites, with hometown dates coming in as a close second.
The season of The Bachelorette began last night with Des as the newest Bachelorette. She was one of my favorites from last season and even though I loved Lindsay, who made it to the final two, I thought she was really young. I sure hope Desiree gave her brother a stern talking to before the show began about being nice to any guy he comes into contact with.
Anyways, the fun has begun this season and I was really excited to come up with my favorite contestants. Then I watched the episode and realized I couldn't do that. There were too many awkward moments and men who I don't understand got through the screening process. Brace yourselves. Here we go:
Last season, when Sean was The Bachelor, Chris Harrison a.k.a. ABC allowed him to give out roses the first night at any time he wanted. Forget one first impression rose. You get as many as you want! They continued to do that this season with Des.
I feel like they were all competing for roses in the dumbest of ways. Instead of talking to her and having a real conversation that she'll remember, they're trying anything to get one. Can anyone do a handstand?! Who can jump into the pool? ROSES ALL AROUND, folks.
I just want to know where ABC finds some of these guys.
I think I've lost hope already about any of these guys being good for Des. My favorite so far? Ben - the guy with the really cute kid. Why is he my favorite? I think his son is adorable - bonus points for bringing his son to meet Desiree. Of course that would tear at her heartstrings! And he was wearing a shirt, didn't do magic, use hash tags or offer her a trip to the Fantasy Suite.
Tell me: What were your favorite moments? Who are your favorite contestants?
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