Why Do People Hate ‘The Bachelor/Bachelorette’ So Much?

In all it’s years on ABC, The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette has become a fan favorite and is the definition of a guilty pleasure.

The show has grown substantially in popularity over the past few years. Many people just can’t get enough of the reality dating show showcasing one man or woman’s journey to find true love amongst 25 contestants.

Colton Underwood and the contestants on The Bachelor
Colton Underwood and the contestants on The Bachelor | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

Even though the show holds a special place in many people’s hearts, there are some individuals who just can’t stand the sight of it.

Just like every other reality show, The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette has its fair share of people who dislike certain aspects, but there are a large number of individuals who just despise the show in general.

Dating multiple people at one time does not sit well with some

As many fans of the show already know, The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette is a reality dating show that involves a young, unmarried man or woman who is given the opportunity to find true love.

The bachelor or bachelorette is able to narrow down contestants based on who they think is the right one to spend the rest of their lives with.

During each episode, the bachelor or bachelorette interacts with each contestant and presents a rose to anyone he/she wants to remain in the competition.

Though the concept is appealing to its extremely large fan base, it is not so eye-catching to most.

There are some individuals who refuse to watch the reality competition strictly because of its false representation of modern society dating.

The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette makes it seem as though it is perfectly okay to be involved with multiple people at one time.

Even though this is a reality competition and showcasing one person dating 25 people at one time is part of the game, many people think that this is now being seen as normal, which is not right.

The lengths taken to win over someone’s attention is ridiculous

Not only is dating multiple people at one time a little excessive, but the amount of over the top actions some of these contestants do are also just too much.

From dressing up in weird costumes to dramatically crying in a corner somewhere, some of the contestants have a few viewers cringing at the sight of their efforts to try and win over attention.

Bekah Martinez crying on The Bachelor
Bekah Martinez crying on The Bachelor | ABC

Along with the ridiculous attention-grabbing actions, a lot of people do not it one bit that each Bachelor/ Bachelorette is viewed as an object rather than a person.

The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette makes it seem as though viewing a person an object rather than a human being is perfectly acceptable and actually makes your chances of getting far in the competition even better.

It’s all for the views

Another problem most people have with The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette is that the show is completely forced and unnatural.

There is no way these contestants actually act the same way they do on the show as they do in real life.

Many people who despise the reality competition claim it is completely staged and the way these people act in front of the camera is just to up the views.

This show makes it seem as though none of of the people involved are actually looking for love and only want their few minutes of fame on camera.

Though the Bachelor/ Bachelorette wants to find the person they are meant to be with for the rest of their lives, the pressure of picking their future wife or husband out of a crowd of 25 makes he or she come across unauthentic.

The relationships rarely last

Don’t even get us started on the large number of relationships that have failed shortly after the show ended.

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are cuddling in front of a fire on The Bachelor
Ben and Lauren on The Bachelor ABC

We can’t even attempt to count the times a Bachelor or Bachelorette finally chooses a winning after a multi-week competition then their relationship ends shortly after.

There are only a handful of bachelors and bachelorettes who are still with the person they gave the final rose to.

Doesn’t that sound pretty contradicting that a show designed to create lasting relationships rarely does?