How Many Women Has Chris Soules Kissed? Just a Few More Than the Average 'Bachelor'

People who thought Juan Pablo was free with his kisses will be shocked to learn that farmer Chris Soules likes kissing even more. On Monday's Bachelor, Chris kissed seven different women, much to the dismay of the other contestants. But is Chris Soules really kissing more than the average Bachelor? The women seem to think so. Mackenzie even outright asked him why he was kissing all the girls, and Britt sulked about not liking being with a guy who was kissing other people.

But my question for them is have they not seen the show? I think it's reasonable for them to be jealous, and it's OK if they're uncomfortable with the elevating levels of intimacy, but I don't they should get mad at Chris. After all, as Amber pointed out, he's here to find his wife and Chris thinks kissing chemistry is an important ingredient

"I know I've maybe kissed more girls at this point than the average Bachelor," he wrote in his People magazine blog. "But I was taking things seriously, and isn't kissing a huge part of any romantic relationship?"

I agree with him that it's important, but I don't necessarily agree that he's been kissing more than other Bachelors. But there's only one way to find out for sure, so here's how Chris' kissing stacks up against the last five Bachelors.

Chris Soules

Week 1 - One kiss out of 30 women. 

Number of Women Kissed - 3%

Week 2 - Five kisses out of 23 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 22%

Week 3 - Seven kisses out of 18 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 39%

Juan Pablo Galavis

Week 1 - No kisses out of 27 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 0%

Week 2 - One kiss out of 18 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 6%

Week 3 - Four kisses out of 15 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 27%

Sean Lowe

Week 1 - No kisses out of 26 women. 

Number of Women Kissed - 0%

Week 2 - Four kisses out of 19 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 21%

Week 3 - Four kisses out of 16 women. (Including a record-setting three minute kiss with Lesley.)

Number of Women Kissed - 25%

Ben Flajnik

Week 1 - One kiss out of 25 women. 

Number of Women Kissed - 4%

Week 2 - Two kisses out of 18 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 11%

Week 3 - Two kisses out of 16 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 13%

Brad Womack (The Second Time Around)

Week 1 - No kisses out of 30 women. 

Number of Women Kissed - 0%

Week 2 - Four kisses out of 20 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 20%

Week 3 - Five kisses out of 17 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 29%

Jake Pavelka

Week 1 - No kisses out of 25 women. 

Number of Women Kissed - 0%

Week 2 - Two kisses out of 15 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 13%

Week 3 - Four kisses out of 12 women.

Number of Women Kissed - 33%

Conclusion

The average Bachelor from the past five seasons kisses about zero women during week one (0.8%), two women during week two (14%), and four women during week three (25%). It's true Chris Soules' numbers are a little higher than that average at one, five, and seven kisses respectively. But you have to remember that while he did kiss seven women on Monday, he also had 18 women total during week three — which is the highest it's ever been. Usually there are about 15 women left in the game at that point, which essentially means there are less women around to kiss.

So yes, Soules does kiss more than the average Bachelor, but not outrageously so. And even if the other women (or the viewers) have a problem with this, ultimately this is his path to love. If he wants to kiss a lot of frogs to find his princess, then so be it.

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