Why ‘Bachelorette’ Fans Are Pissed About Rachel's Choice

by Victoria McNally

It’s a truth universally known by Bachelor Nation that the person who eventually wins the heart of the Bachelor or Bachelorette usually gets the kindest edit on the show. But despite that, the winner of this season of The Bachelorette, 37 year-Bryan Abasalo, just didn't resonate with viewers; personally I always thought he seemed way too smooth and even a little bit phony for Rachel, to be totally honest. Despite all that, Rachel picked Bryan at the end of The Bachelorette and a lot of fans are upset with her choice.

In particular, Twitter fans were upset that Rachel appeared to chose Bryan over Peter seemingly just because he seemed more willing to propose to her. Not only is that not a great reason to get married, but Peter clearly meant a lot to Rachel, and for her to give that up in favor of a sure thing (or should I say a sure ring) is... not a good look. And, as many other contestants on the show have learned over the years, if Bachelor Nation isn't pleased, they will make themselves known. JoJo and Jordan dealt with it on their season, Nick and Vanessa dealt with it on theirs, and now Bryan and Rachel are on the receiving end of some seriously pissed-off fan tweets.

Heck, some were even sympathetic to Bryan. After all, it can't be good feeling like you got engaged on a technicality.

Some even pointed out that Rachel's choice seemed to set a bad precedent for young women who may be watching — that landing a man and getting a ring is more important than finding someone you really connect with.

And the cherry on top? When Rachel said she "needed more time' with Bryan before she could set a date for the wedding.

Still, ultimately it's not Twitter's place to decide who Rachel falls in love with — it's Rachel's, and she doesn't have to explain her rationale to anyone. I'm guessing she must have learned much more about what kind of a person Bryan is than Bachelorette viewers at home did. Hopefully it's those are qualities that made her want to marry him, and not the pretty ring in his pocket.