All judging aside about whether or not Courtney was the right choice (we'll leave that job to Ellen), lets have a look at the Neil Lane-designed engagement ring that Ben Flajnik proposed with on Monday night's show.
Life's responsibilities and monotony replaced the sheltered and thrilling adventures that the television show had once offered. Is this to say that college relationships, like many of the Bachelor couples, are doomed?
Roughly 120 minutes of Ben pretending to struggle to make a decision between the horse girl and the model was about as riveting as watching paint dry or grass grow ... However, there were pockets of energy here and there tucked away in unlikely places.
Much of what angers the women on The Bachelor about Courtney is a sense of brutal injustice. But what these girls fail to realize is that the rules that govern them on The Bachelor are as arbitrary as Ben's middle-part haircut.