‘The Bachelor’ dating experience is unrealistic

Fresh off the elephant ride after the stunning proposal by a pond, everything seemed perfect in the lives of the newly engaged couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici.

If participating on a dating show wasn’t enough to start their relationship off on an unrealistic foot, then the events following don’t help much either.

Let’s start off with the fact that they had to keep their relationship a secret until the finale aired. This means no proper dates at Applebee’s, or if you are super classy, Olive Garden.

No putt-putt golf, no movies, no long walks on the beach, no nothing. You can’t even send flowers because the news would spread quicker than wildfire.

Oh wait, you thought no flowers were bad, how about not seeing each other at all. Talk about a set up for disaster.

The key to a relationship is that you spend time together. No relationship that has been kept a secret has been functional.  Just watch an episode of 90210, you will understand!

In addition to the fact that these two love birds could not see each other for quite some time after shooting, Sean also decided to sign up for “Dancing with the Stars.”  Um, come again, Sean?

Instead of doing the “sexy fox trot” with Peta Murgatroyd, you should probably be doing it with Catherine.

I mean, come on, what are you thinking?

Despite how strong you claim your bond is with your fiancée, a normal girl is going to get jealous of you swinging your hips and having fake (but probably slightly real) chemistry with another girl, especially one who is a skilled dancer.

We have all seen the tabloids claiming that their relationship is ending before it really began.

Who knows whether US Weekly can be trusted, but let’s be honest with ourselves, the situation does not play in the favor of Catherine.

Sorry, girl, but welcome to what just might be round two of the “Bachelor.”

If I were you, I would start learning some dance moves because it probably won’t be long until you have to compete with Peta for some one-on-one time.

Watch out for the rose ceremony in the near future because you might not be getting a rose this time.

Needless to say, I am hoping for the best. We don’t need another “Bachelor” couple hitting the dust, but the way their relationship is put together, they are being set up to fail before they even get out of the blocks.

As amazing as the “Bachelor” experience may be, it’s not realistic.

Sorry ladies, back to the bar.


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