What will the the next season of The Bachelorette look like?

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(ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua): CLARE CRAWLEY
(ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua): CLARE CRAWLEY /

If reports of The Bachelorette being filmed in one location over five weeks are accurate, how might that change Clare’s season?

The Bachelorette withdrawals may come to a close in September, as many sources along with spoiler guru Reality Steve have recently reported. The show may be looking to rent out a single resort and film the show over just five weeks, cutting down the show’s already accelerated timeline!

If rumors are true, what changes can we expect to see this season?

Of course, the series will have to get creative when it comes to one-on-one and group dates and come up with something new for the hometown dates. And if everyone is confined within one location the entire time–how will contestants manage to get proper one-on-one time apart from dates?

It’ll certainly be a challenge, but one we’re here to see. So, without further ado, let’s discuss the many ways The Bachelorette can tackle Clare Crawley’s upcoming season.

Creative date ideas

Sure, The Bachelorette always serves up a variety of dates that showcase the various locales along with stirring up feelings of love. However, after 24 seasons of The Bachelor and 15 seasons of The Bachelorette, these types of dates have begun to feel all too familiar. There’s the requisite “afraid of heights” date, a stroll around the market, and a totally natural, happenstance run-in with a local couple.

Although the fact that the show will be filmed in a location may seem boring to some, I’m confident it will force the powers that be to challenge themselves to come up with some new ideas. If they don’t want every date relegated to a sit-down dinner, they will have to work with what they have and get creative with interesting conversation topics, get to know you games, and who knows, maybe even scavenger hunts around the resort! Hopefully, we’ll see some activities that normal groups of people actually do when getting to know each other.

For one of the final group dates of JoJo Fletcher’s season, they had to stay inside the hotel due to bad weather. Suddenly, the contestants acted like real people as they were forced to actually talk, get to know each other, and make their own fun without the distraction of over the top dates.

This was one of my favorite dates of the season, and I’m interested to see more in that same vein!