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Tag Archive | "The Bachelor/ette"

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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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)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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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)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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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)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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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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