The Bachelorette: Why Desperate Men Compete for Love

A new Bachelorette season is ready to begin and Rachel Lindsay, a reject from last season’s the Bachelor is ready to begin her search for love. For those of you not familiar with the show, 31 men vie for the affection of the female lead in hopes of winning her love and her hand in marriage.

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We wonder what makes someone willing to subject themselves to the humiliation of competing against 30 other suitors for the attention and love of one person. Is the pool of available women so low that you are willing to put yourself out there on national television hoping to be the “chosen one?”

It’s a truly sad commentary on how to find that special someone.

What ever happened to letting nature take its course? Why do people want to put their personal business on front street and engage in childish games to gain someone’s affection? Love is nothing to play with. It takes a great deal of time to get to know someone and it’s not something that should be done in front of an audience.

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Are these men that desperate for attention? How low is your self-esteem that you will wait for the pool of suitors to be dwindled down each week by the receipt of a red rose? And if you are the “chosen” one, what are the chances that you will end up with a healthy, stable relationship? Somehow we don’t think this is what our “higher power” had in mind when life was created.

Is nothing sacred? Love is not a game. People should pair up based on their common interests and personalities, not just looks alone. Let’s face it, anyone that is a contestant on the Bachelorette is signing up to fall in love with a woman based on how she looks. A dating profile can be faked.

If you are interested in watching this “show of love,” it debuted on ABC, Monday, May 22, 2017.