The Bachelor: The Perfect Girl?

February 1, 2011 | Elizabeth

I’m an avid fan of The Bachelor. I’ve watched both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette on ABC for countless seasons. Time and time again, you see both men and women go home in tears. The chance of finding their true love has been lost and someone they fell for so quickly, rejected them just as fast as they fell.

The episode on Jan. 31 was no different.  Ashley S. is a 26-year-old Nanny from North Carolina (pictured). She got the first impression rose. (Which in The Bachelor means that she caught his eye first and foremost.)  Sometimes the first impression rose means they go far, and others it seems more like a curse.

In the limo and the interview following her elimination, Ashley S. seemed distraught, wounded and hopeless.  She told the cameras that she had heard almost the same thing Brad Womack, The Bachelor, said to her tonight from many men in her past.

It was something along the lines of ‘You’re going to make a wonderful wife someday. But, you’re not the wife for me.’

I know Ashley S. isn’t the only one that has heard those lines.  Unfortunately, there are many women who have been told by guys that they are perfect, wonderful, beautiful, smart and in the future they see them successful and happy-but just not with them.

What makes this happen?  Why are these women who are gorgeous, funny, talented and smart eliminated time and time again?  I know the Bachelor is a reality TV show and someone has to go home every week, but why are so many guys afraid of the perfect girl standing in front of them?

By: Elizabeth H.

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