This morning, I talked to my sister about the finale of The Bachelorette.  She flippin’ loves that show and I called her to try and convince her not to watch it and I’m gonna try to do the same to you with three of my biggest reasons:

  • The entire “courtship” happens in front of cameras and takes place in less than three months.  If you’re trying to WOO someone, IN FRONT OF A CAMERA, you’re going to be on your best behavior.  In no way are you going to bring out the crazy in three months.  That will come out long after the last rose..
  • All of the “contestants” are beautiful people.  You never see anyone with an ounce of fat on them.  From the time they wake up in the morning, they have full make up on and although I don’t have proof of this, I’m pretty certain the women have to pose in a bathing suit in order to get on the show.  Maybe if they had fat people on the show, I'd like it better.
  • The third and final reason, I’m not going to compete with anyone for a partner.  You are who you are and you shouldn’t have to prove that you are worthy to anyone.  ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF A CAMERA.

It’s hard enough to open up to someone OFF camera.  I can’t imagine how that would feel ON camera.  My suspicion is that you would say things just to impress the people watching and NOT the person right in front of you.

As my sister said, however, live your best life.  If watching the Bachelor gives you some sort of entertainment through this life we are all trying to lead, then knock yourself out.  I'll be over here watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.