Is “The Bachelor” killing or changing love? According to a poll from Nielsen Ratings, “The Bachelor” has been a reality TV hit among viewers ages 18 to 49 since 2002.
I absolutely love “The Bachelor” for its drama building, and the thrill of seeing the girls you just can’t stand, be let go by the man they thought was their dream guy. Does this kind of change in the dating process on television give couples a closer, more romantic passion for each other?
I really think that “The Bachelor” is actually changing how love is seen in a bad way. Out of its 22 seasons, only one couple has had a successful, lasting relationship. The couple, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici from season 17, is still together and are moving forward in their relationship, and having kids! But the other 21 couples that thought they were meant for each other have failed time and time again.
Women from all different backgrounds come together to win this competition. In reality, they are competing for the trophy at the end of the tunnel, which in my case isn’t finding love, but the prizes that come with it.
You can’t see love on a television screen. Who knows if it’s real emotion, or if the people are doing it for the camera’s benefit? “The Bachelor” is changing love, but for the worse.
People want real life to be like what they see on television, whether it’s love from a man or woman, a beautiful relationship, the chance to travel the world at no cost, or playing up the drama.
“The Bachelor” is a great show that millions of people enjoy every single year. Whether it is real or not is for you to decide. Reality television is designed to be entertaining rather than informative.
Create your own love story, whether it’s beautiful from the start, or started out on the rocks and made its way onto shore. You can always be an original thinker and continue to love without getting it from a television show.
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