The Bachelor Post-Rose Stress Disorder

Posted by Christie Szymanowski | May 7, 2018 | Anxiety, News, Real News, Social Media Anxiety Disorder of the Week | 0 |

I’m not a fan of the Bachelor. I have no idea what the hell those roses are about. For the life of me, I can’t understand what would make thirty grown women vie for the attention of some conventionally attractive, somewhat-plastic-looking guy who’s probably going to dump them after the show. 

Barring an accident that drastically alters my brain chemistry, it’s never going to interest me. I’m also not sure why people are so captivated by Mr. Ken Doll, but to each their own. 

If you, like me, have absolutely no interest in The Bachelor, you’ll know how impossible it was to escape social media’s reaction to the finale… no matter how much you wanted to.

After this week, however, I know more than I ever wanted to about the Bachelor and his… posse? Women folk? Girl squad? (Seriously, I’m grasping at straws here. I assume the host calls them something creepy, like “ladies.”)

The drama that unfolded over Facebook practically matched the fervor of a Game of Thrones finale, only the stakes were much, much lower.

So what were people freaking out about? Apparently the Bachelor himself, Arie Luyendyk, whom the internet has dubbed the Worst Ken Doll Ever, pulled a bait-and-switch with the final two women. He proposed to one of the two finalists, Becca, only to break it off and pursue “lady” number two, Lauren. In the end, however, he went back on Lauren and ended up proposing to Becca.

The horror. The internet experienced pandemonium it hadn’t seen since the Scene that Must Not Be Named from “This is Us.”

Within moments of the final reveal, people who were live-tweeting and updating their statuses expressed their disgust for Arie’s decision.

Sophie Gunner is a Facebook user who’s been watching the Bachelor since high school. She couldn’t help but comment on the development. “The show’s always had its ups and downs. Good Bachelors and bad Bachelors. But Arie Luyendyk will forever rank as the worst of all time.”

“The worst part,” wrote Gunner, “Is that Becca just went along with it! She should have just dumped his ass. He, what, drives racecars really fast sometimes? So what? They’re so not going to last.”

“It’s like a roller coaster,” wrote Bernice River on Facebook. “You meet the Bachelor in the first episode and you slowly get to know him over time. You start rooting for certain women because they have chemistry together. Some of the roller coasters are more fun than others. This one? I wanted to toss my cookies and throw the whole ride in the garbage.”

Will fans of the Bachelor ever recover from their vomit-inducing finale? “We’ll have to pick up the pieces and move on,” said a tearful Bernice. “There’s always next season.”


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