”The Bachelor” – How The Game Is Played, Past Winners, Bachelors
The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show which debuted on March 25, 2002, on ABC.
The show which is presented by Chris Harrison was created by Mike Fleiss and so far has 20 seasons and 205 episodes.
The Bachelor other spin-offs include The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise.
About The Dating Game ”The Bachelor”
The Bachelor is a dating game show that revolves around a single bachelor considered eligible, who starts with a pool of romantic interests from whom he is expected to select a wife.
As as the season continues, the bachelor is also expected to eliminate candidates with him making a proposal to his final selection.
What makes the dating show more interesting is that the participants travel to romantic and exotic locations for their adventures, and the conflicts in the series, both internal and external, that stem from the elimination-style format of the show.
However, the dating game series does not always follow its designed structure and those changes have succeeded in adding to the games intrigues. For instance, we have two well-known cases where the bachelor’s violated the rules of the game.
The first Bachelor to did so was Brad. Brad did not choose any of his final two women at the end of the game.
Also was Jason Mesnick, who in the After the Final Rose episode broke off his engagement but several months later he proposed offscreen to the first runner-up, and the two are now married.
We also had scenarios where:
•A candidate who was eliminated returns to the show to plead her case to the bachelor.
•A bachelor distributes more roses or fewer roses than planned.
•A bachelor eliminates a woman outside of the normal elimination process. For example, the bachelor may eliminate both women in a two-on-one date.
•The bachelor chooses to pursue a relationship with his final selection rather than propose marriage.
The Bachelor elimination process
During each Bachelor episode, the bachelor has a romantic interaction with the women after which he presents a rose to each woman he wishes to remain on the show.
For those who didn’t receive a rose, they are automatically eliminated from the show.
Interestingly, eliminations are based upon the bachelor’s personal feelings about each contestant, guided primarily by the impression made by each woman during dates or other events of the week.
Moreover, most roses are presented at a rose ceremony at the end of each episode, but roses can also be bestowed on dates.
Past Winners Of The Bachelor Dating Game Show
Season 1-Amanda Marsh
Season 2-Helene Eksterowicz
Season 3- Jen Schefft
Season 4- Estella Gardinie
Season 5-Jessica Bowlin
Season 6-Mary Delgado
Season 7-Sarah Brice
Season 8-Sarah Stone
Season 9-Jennifer Wilson
Season 10 -Tessa Horst
Season 12-Shayne Lamas
Season 13-Melissa Rycroft
Season 14 – Vienna Girardi
Season 15-Emily Maynard
Season 16-Courtney Robertson
Season 17- Catherine Giudici
Season 18-Nikki Ferrell
Season 19- Whitney Bischof
Season 20-Lauren Bushnell
The game show Bachelors
Season 1- Alex Michel
Season 2- Aaron Buerge
Season 3- Andrew Firestone
Season 4- Bob Guiney
Season 5 -Jesse Palmer
Season 6-Byron Velvick
Season 7- Charlie O’Connell
Season 8- Travis Lane Stork
Season 9- Lorenzo Borghese
Season 10- Andrew Baldwin
Season 11- Brad Womack
Season 12- Matt Grant
Season13- Jason Mesnick
Season 14- Jake Pavelka
Season 15- Brad Womack
Season 16- Ben Flajnik
Season 17- Sean Lowe
Season 18- Juan Pablo Galavis
Season 19- Chris Soules
Season 20- Ben Higgins
The for season 21 which will premiere January 2, 2016, Nick Viall has been selected as the next bachelor