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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor Finale (Juan Pablo)

photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell When your partner’s family tells you he’s rude, he makes his mama cry, he won’t stick around when things get hard, he’s not an easy guy, he’s self-centered, he’s a know-it-all, he’s simple, he watches TV all day, and there will be lots of fighting, dump him. When your partner’s dad […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, The Women Tell All)

photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell Ladies, never say you “think too much.” Serious reflection, internal debate, philosophical pondering — these are all good things in a woman, in a romantic partner, in a human being (even if they may seem surprising to Juan Pablo). Honesty is the best policy when it comes to non-exclusive relationships — […]

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The Bachelor’s Big Reveal: Juan Pablo & the Fantasy Suite Charade

Many episodes of The Bachelor of have been touted as “the most dramatic ever!” — last night’s truly was. It has been a long-time coming: 18 seasons to be exact (and that’s not even counting all the spin-offs). But after yesterday’s fantasy suite episode of The Bachelor with Juan Pablo, the veils have finally dropped, […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Hometown Dates)

photo courtesy of ABC/Guy D’Alema Dudes: No sleeveless tees over long-sleeved ones (even if they’re attached and it’s supposed to be a “look”). In fact, better yet: No sleeveless tees, period. If one of the parents of your date asks for either a private dance performance or a private dance lesson from you, quickly but tactfully […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 7)

photo courtesy of ABC/Michael Fullana If you’re looking for an “intellectual connection” with a potential mate (like Sharleen), don’t go on “The Bachelor.” If your date makes you wish you were a little dumber (like JP makes Sharleen wish she were), then that is a clear sign this relationship should be kept squarely in the booty […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 6)

screenshot from ABC’s The Bachelor Everyone has their patented move (e.g. gently curling your date’s hair behind their ear). Just make sure your move doesn’t become an automatic, robotic gesture when a) you’ve run out of things to say, b) you’re not interested in the words coming out of your date’s mouth, and/or c) you’ve […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 5)

screenshot from ABC’s The Bachelor Your date being interested in hearing about your career is not “AMAZING!”, it does not make him an extraordinary human being with mystical qualities that make him the perfect guy for you. Asking you about your job and him actually listening to the answer should be the bare minimum for […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 4)

photo courtesy of ABC/Christopher Jue When your date confides in you about their terrible, deadbeat, alcoholic father who abandoned them, do NOT respond with, “Wow, that must have been so difficult for your father.” The appropriate response is, “Wow, that must have been so difficult for your YOU.” Don’t tell your date what you think […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 3)

photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell Date location don’ts: cold and dirty city harbors (that you intend to swim in), sport stadium hot dog kitchens (that you intend to make out in), and bungee-jumping bridges next to busy 8-lane freeways. If you put just the tip in, it doesn’t count. We’re of course talking about putting just […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons Learned from The Bachelor: Juan Pablo, Ep 2

photo courtesy of ABC/Todd Wawrychuk Sensual massage and talk of the dearly departed do not mix. If someone on a date is pressuring you to do something that you don’t feel comfortable with, that goes against your values, and that you simply don’t want to do, then stand up for yourself and don’t do it! […]