Throughout this season of The Bachelor, some fans of the series were a bit skeptical of Arie. He has seemed rather stiff, a bit uncomfortable and maybe most disappointingly, boring and not that funny. However, it seems that while he may not come off as laugh-out-loud funny on the show, he is IRL and Arie's tweets and Instagram posts that prove the Bachelor knows how to crack a joke — even at his expense.
Before we go over those though, it should be said that he’s allowed to be a bit nervous and/or reserved on the show. Prior to the season even beginning, people were lamenting the announcement that he would be the Bachelor. As a writer with USA Today noted, a number of angry and confused Twitter users complainedabout why a former contestant from 2012 was getting his own series. After all, there were so many who wanted Peter Kraus to get his own season. (Even though Peter himself didn't want to be the Bachelor.)
Even after the season had started, critics have been apprehensive about him. Former contestant Ashley Iaconetti wrote for Cosmo: “The premiere had me wishing Peter was the salt and pepper bro standing up on that wet driveway with his roses,” she said. “Maybe Arie was just nervous? Maybe we'll move past the race car driver puns in a few weeks?”
Well, he may not have overly impressed some while on the show, but his social media game is on point and Arie may just be funnier than you would imagine. But, you can judge for yourself by reading some tweets and Instagram posts below.