Having the first date on a season of “The Bachelor” is typically at least a marginal good sign. While these contestants are not the ones who win the majority of the time, they are at least some that make a good impression, and can go far enough to also be Bachelorette candidates. An advantage is that you know that you’ll be getting some individual time with the leading man, but a major disadvantage here is that you also know that you could struggle to keep that relationship strong when you see him dating other people.
Megan Bell (read more about her here) is the lucky recipient of the first one-on-one date this season, and it seems like she is going to have a date with Chris Soules that is adventurous, but at the same time also emotional. Take a look at what ABC teased recently about it:
“Megan and Chris joyously share a wonderful helicopter ride high over the Grand Canyon and then, during a picnic lunch the conversation turns serious. The young beauty opens up about the story of her father’s tragic passing, but will their romantic kisses lead to enough chemistry for Megan to get a rose?”
As of right now, we feel pretty confident that Megan will advance. Oftentimes for this show, a precedent with the dates needs to be set before you can send someone home on one. At the time of this date, for example, there is nothing for Chris to compare it to. Therefore, he should give her a rose unless it is a completely disaster, and then figure out down the road if the date was as good by comparison.
This has turned out to be a big day for the “Bachelor” franchise, at least in that Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are no more. You can read about that here, or be sure to sign up right away to get some other TV scoop on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)