To say that Bachelor Nation is invested in Rachel Lindsay's choices on The Bachelorette would be an understatement. The fandom came out in full force with tweets about week nine of The Bachelorette and proved that they have very strong opinions. Even though fans even know Rachel IRL, pretty much every viewer thinks they know what the Dallas lawyer should do next and stands by their thoughts.
In real life, people do not usually invest themselves so intensely in anyone else's romantic relationship, but that is so not the case here. There are fans who think Eric is the most sincere and ready for marriage, and then viewers who think he needs to get sent home because he's never been in love. There are those #TeamPeter fanatics, who applaud him for keeping it 100 for sharing that he doesn't necessarily want to get engaged after knowing Rachel for only a few weeks, but for every one of those, there are fans who are livid that he might not drop down to one knee if he gets Rachel's final rose.
But the most vocal tweeters of all are the ones talking about Bryan. There are some people who do not think Bryan should be punished for saying all the right things, and others who are not buying anything that he is selling.
If you thought Rachel's family and friends had strong opinions about her romantic choices on Monday night's episode, just take a look at what Bachelorette fans had to say.
1. Rachel Is So Into Bryan
Peter: I'm not 100% if I can propose after knowing u 9wks— lil intro vert (@saywhatmartine) July 25, 2017
Bryan: Ive loved u since before u were born.
How is this even happening?
2. Eric Never Being In Love Is Not A Big Deal
3. Peter Is Auditioning To Be The Next Bachelor
Peter: I'm not there just yet.— Evan Bass (@ebassclinics) July 25, 2017
Subtext: I'm still negotiating my bachelor contract#thebachelorette
This is a good story arc to set up the next Bachelor season.
4. Eric Got Off To A Late Start
Aww I really like Eric and Rachel you guys. I think if they had more time they would work really well together #TheBachelorette— Ainsley (@ainsleycd) July 25, 2017
Unfortunately for Eric, Peter and Bryan's relationships are just light years ahead of his.
5. Bryan Is Not The One For Rachel
A list of people Rachel should end up with:— Sloane Sherer (@sloanesherer) July 25, 2017
6.Literally anyone besides Bryan#TheBachelorette
Including an engaged Nick Viall and Rachel's dog, Copper, on this list makes it very clear that this fan (and everyone who liked and retweeted her) is not a fan of Bryan.
6. Peter Is Everything
Peter:— kiwi 🥝 (@Harryxdrake) July 25, 2017
- The same age as Rachel
- Has been in longterm relationships
- A gap like Rachel
He is everything.
So many valid points.
7. Rachel's Family Knows What's Up
Hopefully, this ends up being true.
8. Eric Is A Catch
If Rachel doesn't pick Eric, I truly hope he finds the love he deserves. So much respect for him. #TheBachelorette— Kristen Michelle (@Keeroshima) July 25, 2017
So much love for Eric.
9. Bryan Is A Little Much
I can't be the only one that rolls their eyes the minute Bryan speaks #TheBachelorette— Michelle Calderon (@MichCalderon) July 25, 2017
Nope. Not the only one.
10. Bryan Is Getting Unnecessary Hate
Are the haters just overreacting?
11. Loving Peter Doesn't Have To Mean Hating Bryan
People praising Peter makes me happy but why criticize Bryan? He is amazing too. #TheBachelorette— Lannister. (@Cheeks_Vee) July 25, 2017
12. The Chemistry Just Isn't There With Rachel & Eric
There's not enough sexual chemistry with Eric and Rachel lets be honest #TheBachelorette— Caily Metallo (@cailymetallo) July 25, 2017
Sad, but obvious.
13. Peter Makes The Most Sense
How does engagement not equal marriage? Peter is the only sane one on this by not being ready to get engaged after 8 weeks #theBachelorette— Doug E Fresh (@dbrowne93) July 25, 2017
Is this going to deter him from being the Bachelor (if Rachel doesn't pick him)?
14. Rachel & Peter's Date Was Confusing
After watching Peter and Rachel's date I don't even know what getting engaged means anymore #TheBachelorette— gifwiththetimes (@gifwiththetimes) July 25, 2017
That talk was so unclear. Maybe it was just the editing?
So. Many. Opinions. These fans have given this "journey" just as much if not more thought than Rachel has. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.