The Bachelorettes finalists seem to be taking a stand against hasty engagement, and fans are loving it
We can all agree that the premise of The single person and the bachelorette is kinda ridiculous, right? A track (or two, if you’re Gabby Windey or Rachel Recchia) is dating dozens of people simultaneously, hoping to develop a relationship with their “person” within weeks. This franchise is built around the idea of fast lanes to engagement, so what happens when competitors stop playing by those rules? Four of the final six Season 19 hopefuls have said they will NOT be ready to propose by the end of the season, and while it’s been devastating for the singles, fans on social media actually seem to be getting together. side with the men.
In part 1 of “the most emotional finale in Bachelorette history(according to host Jesse Palmer that is), Rachel Recchia eliminated Aven Jones after being unable to commit to an impending proposal, despite repeatedly saying he wanted to be with her after the show to eventually get engaged. Gabby Windey, for her part, was caught off guard when her last remaining suitor, Erich Schwer, said he wanted to “date” her in the real world and not “rush anything.” Surely that wasn’t what Windey wanted to hear, and who can blame him? As some Twitter users have pointed out, isn’t engagement what the show is all about?
I think Rachel and Gabby are too focused on their fiancées. Reminding myself then that the point of the show is to be engaged and the guys knew that when they joined. #thebachelorette #bachelorette pic.twitter.com/j8GJIBYlRLSeptember 14, 2022
However, it seemed like a lot of Bachelor Nation fans were tied to the contestants’ views. Despite what the premise of these shows has been since The single person kicked off in 2002, many viewers thought it only made sense that men would and would want to spend more than two months making a choice that will affect the rest of their lives. As one fan noted:
it is BEYOND reasonable not to want to be ENGAGED after two months 👀👀 these are the most reasonable men in the history of #bachelorette #thebacheloretteSeptember 14, 2022
It wasn’t just Aven Jones and Erich Schwer who questioned the process either. Johnny DePhillipo and Jason Alabaster both left the show during Fantasy Suite week for the same reason, which is how Gabby Windey ended up with just one guy in the two-part finale to begin with. This Twitter user joked about the caliber of men the show has recruited for this season:
How dare all these men like Erich, Aven, Jason and Johnny not be ready to get engaged! Don’t they know common sense doesn’t belong on the show?#TheBachelorette #Bachelorette #BachelorNation pic.twitter.com/M0pKY0eHYJSeptember 14, 2022
The Bachelor The franchise doesn’t have a good track record for forming long-lasting couples, so maybe a hasty commitment isn’t the key to everlasting love after all? This fan suggests letting air out of this pressure cooker:
Can we stop pressuring to get engaged in the end, all it does is cause trouble #bacheloretteSeptember 14, 2022
This social media user pointed out that it actually takes a lot more courage to stand up to the woman you’re dating to tell her you’re not ready, rather than being forced into a life-changing event. life :
Can we be done with these #bachelorette #bachelor shows already? They should give awards to guys who have the courage to stand up and say “I like you but I’m not ready to propose after 6 weeks…”. For real. #themostdramaticendingever#bsSeptember 14, 2022
Three of the four men who weren’t ready to propose were eliminated for this reason, while Erich Schwer’s fate will be revealed in Part 2 of the season finale. The saddest part is that each of the more contemplative finalists had a strong connection to the woman they were dating, and it really seemed like it was just a matter of being able to outwardly engage in engagement. This fan asks what’s really wrong with wanting to date someone?
Dating before you get engaged… WHAT A CONCEPT #bacheloretteSeptember 14, 2022
We will have to see what a “crazy controversy” awaits us in part 2 of the bachelorette Season 19 finale, and if either or both Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia are getting engaged. The show will conclude with a three-hour finale starting at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 20 on ABC. As this season comes to an end, discover our TV program 2022 to see what premieres are coming soon.