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The Bachelor Weirdness Summed Up by Blake Shelton and SNL

Taylor Marsh | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

The Bachelor is an impossible situation for women who don't know themselves and who aren't confident. Sharing deeply traumatic events too early when meeting someone may heal you, but it won't solidify the ground on which a lasting partnership can be built.

Top 5 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' (Camping, Not Glamping)

Em & Lo | Posted 01.27.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

It's 2014. Can we please dispense with the retro myth that virginity = value? Just because you've never experienced the presence of a penis in your vagina does not make you "marriage material." (And while we're at it, let's dispense with that old-fashioned "marriage material" term, too!)

All Jokes Aside, 'The Bachelor' Has A Diversity Issue

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.27.2015 | Entertainment

It's no secret that "The Bachelor" doesn't have a great track record with diversity. This past weekend, "Saturday Night Live," joked about the fact th...

10 Snarky Lessons From 'The Bachelor,' Episode 4

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.27.2015 | Women

Welcome back to the wonderful world of white wine tears, roses, grammatical incorrectness and two-month journeys toward engagement. That's right, "The...

Top 10 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' (Wedding Crashers Episode)

Em & Lo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Is Chris Soules so boring that the producers' only recourse is to turn the show into an ongoing bloopers reel? Probably.

The Bachelor, Shirtless Men, And the Dawn Of the Female Gaze

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

The show is a refreshing change of pace from a television landscape predominantly focused on sexually objectified women. In fact, this ostensibly silly reality TV show can be seen as a key player in a larger cultural movement to embrace a powerful, infrequently represented concept: the female gaze.

9 Snarky Lessons From 'The Bachelor,' Episode 3

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women

Welcome back to the wonderful world of white wine tears, roses, grammatical incorrectness and two-month journeys toward engagement. That's right, "The...

Don't Miss This Very Important Information By Skipping Out On Those YouTube Ads

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy

Don't skip the ad on this YouTube video! Oh, did you already skip? Well, we don't blame you, but you missed the actual sketch. Go back and rewatch!...

Why I Still Watch The Bachelor

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Jennie Sutherland

Yes, The Bachelor franchise is cheesy, unrealistic and arguably degrading to both men and women. BUT it's also highly entertaining and a perfect, fluffy-beach-read-visual treat.

Top 5 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' (Prince Farming, Episode 2)

Em & Lo | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Last night's second episode of ABC's "The Bachelor" proved to be quite entertaining, despite Prince Farming having the personality of a soybean.

9 Snarky Lessons From 'The Bachelor,' Episode 2

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women

Welcome back to the wonderful world of white wine tears, roses, grammatical incorrectness and two-month journeys toward engagement. That's right, "The...

Top 5 Love Lessons From 'The Bachelor' (Prince Farming's Season Premiere)

Em & Lo | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

It's been a long, grueling wait, but last night we finally got our fix with the live season premier of ABC's The Bachelor! This season features "Prince Farming" and Bachelorette runner-up, Chris Soules -- a guy who's so deep in the Iowa boondocks, the closest Starbucks is over an hour away!

7 Snarky Lessons From 'The Bachelor' Premiere

Emma Gray | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Emma Gray

"The Bachelor" has returned -- this time with Chris Soules, the all-American #PrinceFarming, at its helm.

How To Find True Love, According To ‘The Bachelor'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women

Tonight, the holy grail of so-bad-it’s-good reality TV returns. That’s right, “The Bachelor” is back -- this time starring the all-American fa...

Former Bachelorette Trista Sutter on Parenting With a Grateful Heart

Caroline Presno | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

One of the reasons Trista Sutter, the very first Bachelorette, has been so popular all these years is because she embodies the sexiness of a former Miami Heat dancer, the skill and intelligence of a former pediatric physical therapist and the empathy of a mother -- and she is grateful for all of it.

Why The Bachelor Is Scarily Similar to The Hunger Games

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

By forcing real people to follow a script, market-tested for success, and turning the audience and media against anyone who dares defy that script, the puppet masters of reality TV have made us choose a thirst for entertainment over compassion for real lives at stake.

Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum Share Photos Of Baby Fordham Rhys

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

Meet little Fordham Rhys! "Bachelorette" couple Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum shared the first photos of newborn baby Fordham this week, and he...

ABC Names The New 'Bachelor'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

UPDATE: ABC confirmed that Chris Soules is the new "Bachelor" during a segment on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, Aug. 27. "I was humbled, flatte...

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

My husband may not whisk me off to another country where he wants to scale the side of a mountain and then slowly repel down so we can bond over our fear of heights, but he does work hard, remember to give the dog her pills and calls me on his way home from work.

The Bachelorette: What Happens In The Fantasy Suite Stays In The Fantasy Suite?

Em & Lo | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

There's something disingenuous about using the "privacy card" when you've signed up to be on a reality show about love (and -- let's admit it -- sex). There's something disingenuous about having sex with a person whom you know is in love with you.

Why I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With The Bachelorette (and The Bachelor)

Carol Morgan | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You see, I have two distinct sides to me: (1) The Academic, and (2) The Hopeless Romantic. I can talk about these shows from both sides of my mouth. So I'm going to give you a little insight into my crazy thoughts and explain my struggle.

Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nadia Dawisha

Pop culture visibility matters, and Misee Harris deserves to be part of it.

An Audience Member at 'The Men Tell All' Tells All

Em & Lo | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

They were so much better-looking in person. We were actually floored by how good-looking they were. They were all very comfortable and charismatic on stage. Clearly, they had been in front of cameras for months. None of them seemed shy or embarrassed to be there.

The Worst Dating Advice I Ever Received

Paul Perkins | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
Paul Perkins

I'm not saying dating is hard. I just didn't like entire process -- the inherent uncertainty, the lack of clear guidelines, the seeming futility. Most of all, I disliked the constant stream of advice from friends.

Why Watching 'The Bachelor' May Be Bad For Your Love Life

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Divorce

The movies and TV shows watched by millions aren't just entertaining; a new study says they're affecting how people view romance and changing how they...