'Bachelor' Franchise Alums Who Arie Should Date If He Doesn’t Find Love On His Season
Arie Luyendyk Jr. has fired up his engines and started his new role on The Bachelor. Arie is looking to find love in a sea of Laurens, Beccas/Bekahs, and Bachelor Nation lookalikes. Not to get too pessimistic but... there's no telling whether things will work out for Arie and any one of the multiple women. Just in case things unexpectedly go south, there are some other single Bachelor Nation alumni that the racer car driver could possibly connect with.
The Bachelor franchise may be all about finding lasting love, but the show doesn't have the best track record in terms of the final couples actually staying together. In 21 seasons of The Bachelor (not including Arie's current season), only one Bachelor and his final gal, Sean and Catherine Lowe, are married. The two are even set to welcome another bundle of joy in 2018 (the two are already parents to toddler Samuel). The Bachelorette's (associate producer: Megan Kropf) track record is a little better, with five couples out of 13 still together.
Yeah, these aren't the best odds for a lasting relationship. Sorry to burst your bubble, Arie. He may be looking for love and a wife (and may have totally found that on this season), but it's not that likely that things will work out. In case they don't, these Bachelor Nation alums may very well be the perfect match that he was looking for all along.
Amanda has been trying to find love on the beaches of Bachelor in Paradise (producer: Lindsay Liles) for the past two summers now. She didn't get herself a match on that show, but she did dodge two bullets in the forms of Josh and Robby. Dating someone like Arie who seems to be more mature than her previously Bachelor beaus, could be just what Amanda needs. She may say that she's done with Bachelor guys, but her excitement for Arie could change that. She should definitely reconsider her stance to give the race car driver a chance, if things don't end up working out with Arie on the show.
Becca has made multiple appearances on The Bachelor (supervising producer: Deborah Read) — she went on Ben's season right after Chris' — but, you know what they say, the third time's the charm. In this case, the third Bachelor beau may be the charm. Becca's had some time to process everything after her breakup with fellow Bachelor Nation alum Robert Graham. If she's looking for love again, maybe she should check out the possibly single Arie.
3. Ashley I.
Ashley I. was a Bachelor in Paradise queen but she should set her sights back on The Bachelor. Ashley posted about Arie being the bachelor and mentioned that there needs to be an older group ("27 years old and up") of women on the season who are truly looking for love. So, she's hoping for a genuine season. Could her interest in Arie translate into a possible love connection outside of the franchise, too? It's certainly possible. Arie's mature and looking for a partner, and it seems like Ashley's done with the drama and ready for a real love connection. A perfect match!
4. Danielle M.
Danielle M. had a love connection with Wells on the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise. Although, both have said similar things about how they need to wait and see where things go. But, girl can't wait forever, especially since Wells has moved on with actor Sarah Hyland. Danielle should take matters into her own hands to find love. Arie could definitely be the Bachelor guy who's perfect for her.
Yeah, Corinne is probably done with Bachelor Nation guys, at least for right now. After all of the controversy that she's been through with the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise, it wouldn't be surprising if she wanted to avoid anything related to the series at all costs. But... maybe Arie could be the one to change things for the entertaining contestant, and vice versa. Arie is one of the more down-to-earth suitors the series has ever had, but Corinne's fun energy could be exactly what he needs. Anything's possible, especially within Bachelor Nation.
These bachelorettes could all be a great match for Arie if the whole Bachelor fairytale ending/everlasting love thing doesn't work out.