Sometimes people find love on The Bachelor . But while one wins, at least 24 don't. (It's basically The Hunger Games, y'all.) And those who don't make it to the end usually get sent home devastated and in tears. As an isolated incident it's pretty sad, but when you put all The Bachelor eliminations together it starts to get a little silly. Fortunately People magazine did just that with their supercut of Bachelor rejections. They pulled from the final episodes of several seasons to combine the most-cringeworthy eliminations all in one place. (Sadly the Juan Pablo Galavis nightmare finale is not included, though.)
Once you watch several of them you realize they all have a lot in common even though the women and men change from season to season. The guys always start by building the women up and teasing them just enough that they think maybe they will get that ring. Then comes the "but" and it's all downhill from there.
Pro tip: starting your breakup with a flattering remark is kind of cruel. If you say something like, "I never thought for one second that I would meet someone like you" or "you're so beautiful and you take my breath away," people tend not to expect the crushing blow you're about to deal them, which makes it even worse.
In addition to the build you up, tear you down method, The Bachelor rejections were pretty similar in their reactions from the women. "I don't know what you want me to say," "I think you made a mistake," and "I don't understand" were common responses. Oh, and tears. Lots and lots of tears.
It's not funny at the time, true. But most of these women have gone on to lead much happier lives and a lost of the women the men picked didn't end up with a marriage ceremony anyway. So if you find yourself giggling at the drama of it all, don't feel too bad. At least you've never dumped anyone on national TV.
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