As I write this, I’m assuming The Bachelor is on. Because my Twitter feed is full of Bachelor tweets.
I understand the urge to watch really bad television. We all have our guilty pleasures. (I have started watching Grey’s Anatomy again after previously quitting it on more than one occasion, so it’s not like I can throw stones.)
Here is the thing I don’t get about this show:
I know we all know that the women on these shows are just fame-whores. We all can agree, yes?
But despite that, I have trouble believing that not one of them meets the guy and is like… meh. Not my type.
I imagine myself as one of those Bachelorettes, having 20 men to meet. Maybe they’ve seen my picture. Maybe they’ve been pre-screened to make sure they’re attracted to someone like me. Maybe they’re all desperate for some time on television.
But I simply can’t believe that not one of those men would be like, “This is fun and all and I get that they’re giving us free booze and you seem nice, but I’m just not feeling it.”
What do they do to get these women to stay? Is there some kind of indentured servitude involved?
And how does anyone feel ready to commit to someone who was dating other women up until the last minute of the show?
These seem to me less-than-stellar conditions.
And I get the reality-show-ness of it. But it’s not like people get handed a rose and then go on to fame and fortune.
Are these women brainwashed? Or from another planet? Don’t they realize they have a better chance of meeting a guy at the grocery store than they do on a tv show? And they know that whatever money they get, that they’ll forever be google-able as a desperate woman from a reality show?
These are the things I wonder.
And this is why I can’t watch TV dating shows. My brain asks too many questions.
Can you all tell that the boredom is getting to me? I just wrote a post about THE BACHELOR. What will become of me?