After years of hearing about The Bachelor captivating the nation and all the spin offs that have sprung up; I decided to turn it on and see what all the fuss was about.
I was shocked!
Is this what main stream viewers believe about love? Is this really the way that young women believe that love comes about? When did courting become a presentation of a key to "Fantasy Suite"? (If you don't know what the Fantasy Suite is, it is the room that is all done up in candles, roses and bubble baths for the couple to spend the night together)
I watched as The Bachelor took each one of the final three girls to secluded areas and played kissy-face, proclaiming to the camera how much he felt bonded to each one...how much he "loved" them. Each one of the three girls were wildly opposites of each other, different interests and different personalities. How could he truly "love" each one of these girls with the strength and passion he claimed? How could these women believe that they were the "One" when he was jumping into the "Suite" with each one? The girls all threw themselves into the arms of this man and eagerly took the key to the Fantasy Suite.
Is this the new definition of love that we are teaching ourselves and our daughters? That physical love is just part of a trial run, competing with other women for the heart of one man? What happened to the day of love being pure and true between one man and one woman? The Bachelor takes love and cheapens it and throws it around as if it is nothing more than one's hunger for lunch, easily satisfied and not particularly partial.