No, it's not that kind of bachelor party; although we're pretty sure a hot tub will be involved. Of course you all know we're talking about The Bachelor, our favorite way of following one special gentleman during his incredible journey to be a bachelor no more. With 25 available women and one sexy single guy all looking for that special someone, the road to true love can be very surprising, and often quite steamy. Here's how it works:
One lucky gentleman is introduced to 25 lovely ladies. Our beloved bachelor gets to spend a little time with each and every woman he meets. Sometimes as a group, sometimes one-on-one. There are even times when the bachelor must take out two women at once. It's a whole new spin on "double dating." Hoping for a goodnight kiss, girls? Well, take a number and wait your turn.
Speaking of turns, there are always more than a few "twists and turns" on the show. Remember the time the women were allowed to vote off one of their opponents? As it turned out, the one who got the most votes to leave was rewarded with an automatic opportunity to stick around. Loved it!
But the real fun comes when the competition heats up and everyone's true feelings start to emerge. The more time the bachelor spends with the women, the more he discovers their true colors. Of course, there's always a chance he won't see what we see, if he's blinded by love...or lust. We hate when that happens!
The bachelor will have many decisions to make as these women will do whatever it takes to make an impression and gain his affection. A secret (or not-so-secret) rendezvous with one or more of the women can include anything from couples massage and bubble baths to helicopter rides and bungee jumping.
As the season progresses, we take some road trips as our bachelor visits the families, aka meets the parents, of a few extra-special ladies. He'll also take an overnight trip a few different times with a few different companions. And which two women will our bachelor bring home to meet his own family?
This is an elimination competition. At the end of each episode, there is a rose ceremony. The bachelor reflects on who he can still see as a possible soul mate. Anyone who receives a rose can stay to date another day. Those who come up empty-handed must head home alone. The moment that last rose is handed out is one joy, relief and anguish, as only the bachelor can decide who gets at least once more chance at romance. But does he make the right choice? That's something we debate each and every time!
There has been an eclectic mix of bachelors over the years. We've seen a doctor, football star, prince, millionaire, single dad and more than a few familiar faces who couldn't make a match withThe Bachelorette. But as different as the bachelors have been, there's one thing they all have in common. They are all looking for love.
Who will steam up the hot tub with the bachelor this season? From which exotic location will he profess his true love? Will there be a proposal once the final rose is gone? And if so, will that proposal be accepted? We have no idea. But we can't wait to find out!