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ABC's The Bachelor Returns With New Contestant Jake

Are You Over Reality Dating Shows?

Tonight brings back ABC's The Bachelor for its 14th season. Fourteen! I started watching back in 2002; since then, we've seen its spinoff The Bachelorette, a televised wedding (Trista and Ryan), and an explosive breakup in front of millions (Melissa and Jason) as the drama continues to get more ridiculous each year.

Then, to top things off, ABC is debuting Conveyor Belt of Love after The Bachelor, where contestants — and I'm not making this up — choose from 30 guys who glide by them on a conveyor belt for a chance at romance.

OK, I'll admit that I'm probably going to tune in to both shows this evening, but do we really need yet another dating program? I think they can be a fun guilty pleasure, but most of the time, the couples don't work out, and the girls make me cringe.

Where do you stand — are you over reality dating?

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zeze zeze 7 years
I hate most of these shows, but I do occasionally watch the Bachelor/ette. I don't even know why, for example, I've been watching this season when I have nothing to do even though I cannot stand the bachelor. He is the cheesiest, nerdiest, neediest loser...but I still watch.
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 7 years
I was never into those shows.
BEEquestrian BEEquestrian 7 years
I watch them more to make fun of the people on the shows, than for the actual show. You get to make fun of how moronic the girls act all over a guy who will probably dump them anyway, it makes for entertainment. Just not the way the producers wanted it to.
that new bachelor is HOT though... i haven't really watched any dating shows before, but I plan to watch this one...
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I have always hated dating shoes; I hate pretty much all "reality" tv. It's all so stupid, cheesy, and fake...
care0531 care0531 7 years
I haven't watched a full season of the Bachelor in a while. I think I got sick of the relationships never working out. The Bachelorette has more sucess nad I think that is because the women take it more seriously. I mean look at this new Bachelor...he is hot! There has to be something wrong with him! I think men jump all over the chance to make out with several women all at once!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I'm done with reality t.v. period!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
YES! But granted, I was never really "under" them to begin with.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I got over this genre years ago. the new bachelor looks like a douchebag, and i am sure all the women he is going to suck face with are also douche bags.
Pampire Pampire 7 years
The only dating show I care for is The Bachelor and I can't wait to watch tonight! I'm a sucker for reality TV. :shrug:
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
I am still a sucker for these kind of shows! Not all of them but I will get caught up w/ a bachelor season every few years.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I'm sick of the reality tv show thing period!
tutit tutit 7 years
first!! and i'm so sick and tired of dating shows
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