Is The Bachelorette more successful than The Bachelor?

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Does The Bachelorette end in more happy endings than its predecessor?

The Bachelorette has had fewer seasons than The Bachelor, but have you actually taken a look at the success rate between the two? Former Bachelorette success Trista Sutter sure has, and she’s pointing it out for all to see.

And she’s not wrong, Bachelor Nation. Of all the seasons we’ve had of The Bachelorette, six of the women are still with their final choice. And they are…

  • JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers
  • Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo
  • Becca Kufrin & Garrett Yrigoyen
  • Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter
  • Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum
  • Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

On The Bachelor, it’s only Sean Lowe who has remained with the woman he proposed to (and how we love their love story!), Catherine Giudici.

It’s a bit funny because three former Bachelors are not with their final choice however they ended up with someone else from their season. Case in point, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Peter Weber, and Jason Mesnick all ended up finding love with other contestants from their seasons.

I think the thing to understand here is that a lot of this has to do with casting. It seems as the seasons go on, whoever is in charge of picking contestants isn’t doing the best job. I don’t think they’re truly searching for people the lead could actually consider or end up with, which makes this whole process a lot harder.

The other element to this is that you have to be open to vulnerability and not let the fear of insecurity hold you back. Because, let’s be honest, it’s not an easy thing to participate in and you’re going to have face some of your deepest concerns about yourself. So unless you go in knowing and understanding that angle, I think it makes it harder to click with someone.

"I decided going in that I needed to give myself wholeheartedly to the experience in order for it to work. I still believe that for anybody who’s the lead, if a person is not willing to be vulnerable and willing to express themselves and be truly themselves without fear of criticism or skepticism or whatever, I don’t think it’ll work out. That’s just my experience."

Trista makes an excellent point here, and I think perhaps this may be why there are more Bachelorettes versus Bachelors that stayed with their original choices. Women, more often than not, are more open to sharing their emotions right off the bat, whereas men will often opt to hold back. I mean, we’ve seen it a million times during the franchise. Ahem, I’m looking at you, Peter Weber. And Arie. And Nick Viall. You catch my drift, right?

It’s natural to feel indecisive, insecure, or unsure of what you want, and unless you’ve been in the position of the Bachelorette or the Bachelor, we can’t really pretend to understand what it takes. But it is still interesting to see the success rate of staying with the first choice between The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.

Perhaps Matt James’ season is going to change that! Wouldn’t that be nice?

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