While devised as a novel way for people to meet, get to know one another and possibly marry, The Bachelorette does present some negative stereotypes in the dating world, namely the focus on looks and potential.
Relationships end for a variety of reasons, on or off television, but this show seems to prove it is difficult to quantify something as mysterious as human chemistry.
And the final couple is supposed to get engaged at the end of the season after dating for only six weeks? But foolish they were and they did sign up in droves, producing 14 seasons of the hit series and six of its spin-off, .
Thankfully, after 20 collective seasons, the franchise and its assorted dramas are showing no signs of slowing down.
The popular series has seen its share of drama, with many contestants of both sexes crossing over from The Bachelor and competing from the opposite position.
Generally, the runner-up from each show becomes an eligible party the following season.
Its latest incarnation will feature the most memorable season rejects competing for love and money in The season itself was hardly riveting, but the fallout from Jason’s dumping of Melissa for first runner-up Molly Malaney was legendary.
Most media outlets demonized Jason while pitying Melissa — who went on to compete on Memorable Moment: The entire “After the Final Rose” episode, which featured Jason dumping Melissa and asking for Molly back.
For every Trista and Ryan Sutter -- who met on Season 1 of "The Bachelorette" and are still married 14 years later -- there are a handful of Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi's or Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell's, couples that got engaged on their respective season finales before ending their engagements a few months later.
Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell became the most recent "Bachelor" couple to call it quits -- after a year-long engagement -- and got us thinking: How long did every winning couple on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" last?
His suicide note, addressed to his parents, was read aloud at his funeral: 'I've suffered from severe depression for years. The cause of death was officially ruled a suicide via drug overdose.
She had suffered from depression and bipolar disorder and was 31 when she died.
after responding to reports of an unresponsive male.