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Tag Archive | "The Bachelor/ette"

Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelorette (Andi, Week 5)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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screenshot from ABC’s “The Bachelorette” When trying to express your most romantic feelings, do not say “You are awesome,” as if you’re at some sporting event marveling at an epic play, bro. Don’t be a poor sport on a date. Join in, lighten up and have a laugh. (That said, if your date makes you [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelorette (Andi, “The Journey So Far”)*

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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If you’re going to talk politics on a date, then the only appropriate response to the topic of Benghazi is “Bring it on!” It’s gauche to ask your date about the ancient indiscretions of their partner, especially if said date was the Secretary of God Damn State. If you’re going to tell your date how [...]

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Top 10 Love Lessons from The Bachelorette (Andi, Ep 3 & 4)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/David Moir On a date, do not go on and on about what a nerd you were in high school — that’s a story best told after they’ve fallen in love with the totally rad person you are today. That said, do wear cool, memorable pants. Never underestimate the power of unexpected [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelorette” (Andi, Ep 2)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/Todd Wawrychuk Don’t let your snowboard instructor (ballroom dance instructor, pottery instructor, etc) touch your date more than you. Don’t show your date your anus on your second date, whether accidentally or not. You can ask your date “What’s the worst thing about your parents?” as long as A) you’re not wasted, [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelorette (Andi, Ep 1)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell When on a date, follow the same rule of the writer: show, don’t tell. Do not say “I have a lot to offer” as your opening gambit. Prove it by being charming, smart, funny, compassionate and so on. Do not refer to your date as “ma’am” at any point, even [...]

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In Defense of Juan Pablo

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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screenshot from ABC’s “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” After spending all season ripping apart Juan Pablo for his sexist paternalism, his homophobia, his hypocrisy, and his all around smarminess, we’re going to do something we never thought we’d do: defend him. Hear us out. When Andi, one of the women in Juan Pablo’s final [...]

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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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)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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photo courtesy of¬†ABC/Guy D’Alema 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 [...]

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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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