A few seasons back, “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” changed one thing up one it came to the structure of some of their dates. It used to be that there were two one-on-one dates in the first episode after the premiere and then one enormous group date. Now, there are two group dates and a solo date. We figure the objective here is to give the lead some more time to spend with the most guys possible, and it spreads out the airtime better.
In the synopsis below, you can get some further details regarding the first one-on-one date of the season. It’s not exactly too descriptive, but (no surprise) this is one of those hyper-competitive dates that seems to force the man into some sort of athletic contest in order to determine who is best:
“This season gets off to a sizzling start when a limo pulls up in front of the mansion and bursts into flames. The shocked men wonder where JoJo is until they see her pull up on a fire truck decked out in sexy firefighter gear. She invites ten of the guys to join her at a firefighting training facility where the men go through boot camp-like drills. But the heat and heavy gear prove to be too much for one bachelor who nearly passes out. In the end three men are left, and their final challenge is to rescue JoJo from a burning tower. The winner gets to spend extra alone time with her.”
We really hate the idea of this date, mostly because it doesn’t really reward the person who wants to be there so much as the person who is best at a given skill. If the show’s about love, it’s not really the best use of JoJo’s time.
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