It was a tough date for everyone, but especially for Genevieve. She explained that she isn’t used to expressing her feelings and Clayton said he felt like she’d had walls up throughout this journey. They both agreed that their relationship wasn’t in a place where they feel ready to meet each other’s families, and so they agreed it would be best for Genevieve to go home. After a dune-buggy adventure on the beach, Clayton thanked Gabby for opening up to him and helping their relationship move forward. They also spent the night together, and Clayton also told her he was falling in love with her.

Gabi didn’t know Zach told Bachelor Nation they had sex.

On The Bachelorette, Hannah famously called out her suitor and her season’s villain,Luke P., for shaming her views on sex and religion. “If Caroline knows Steven’s wealthy, the assumption’s going to be obvious that I’m not,” said Kurt. “So, I mean, the whole thing could be ruined.” Fortunately, the twist had not yet been revealed to the women, so producers were able to act quickly. According to Steven, he and Caroline had never met in person, but had matched on the dating app Hinge in the past and followed each other on Instagram, so she was well aware of who he was and the fact that he was wealthy.

Clayton decided to take back the group date rose he had given her, and he sent Cassidy Timbrooks home. Unlike other Bachelor Nation couples, these two did not meet on Bachelor In Paradise, or a Bachelor universe spin-off show. Peyton Wright was on Andy Baldwin’s season of The Bachelor but was eliminated on a date, and Chris Lambton was on Ali Fedotowsky’s season of The Bachelorette and made it to the final two. He did not get the final rose, but he was offered a shot at finding love as the next lead of The Bachelor, which he turned down. Peyton and Chris met at a Bachelor’s event in 2010, and they clicked. Before The Bachelor season 27 finale, Zach hinted that he and Kaity were still together when he posted an Instagram Story in March 2023 of Terry Black’s BBQ in Austin, where he and Kaity both live.

It wasn’t until quarantine in April that pics were taken of the two together in Kelley’s hometown of Chicago. Then we had to wait for an official confirmation on Instagram in May—but TBH, by then it was already pretty obvious they were together. Unless you make it to the final rose ceremony, you have the added layer of pressure of making your own self look good. Rachel Kirkconnell finished Matt James’ season with a final rose and no proposal. James opted not to propose to Kirkconnell and wanted to pursue a relationship with her. However, in February 2021, sources announced that the pair had secretly split after Kirkconnell’s controversial racist past was brought to light.

“This is 30 minutes into Paradise and it is already going down,” he intones. We can only assume that this is the beginning of the sexual encounter that will lead to allegations. Bachelor in Paradise fans were heartbroken when this season 7 couple broke up at the prom party. But once they left the beach, adorable client financial manager Abigail Heringer and super-chill traveling nurse Noah Erb got back together off camera. In March of 2022, she relocated to Los Angeles to be near Noah, and they post frequent schmoopie pictures together on Instagram. Bachelor Nation is an incestuous ecosystem, and plenty of people who were dumped on the show find love with fellow contestants off camera.

According to Suzana Somers, the data analyst behind @bachelordata, this is part of a larger trend. It used to be that Bachelor contestants who made it to a certain point in the show could count on racking up followers. But since the rise of TikTok in 2020, average Instagram follower gains for Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants have dropped by a whopping 70 to 75 percent. These are the kinds of opportunities that keep 20-somethings auditioning for a show that has produced only three lasting marriages in the last 20 years. (The Bachelorette has a slightly better track record.) Why do contestants really keep signing up to date mediocre white men on television?

Charity Lawson, 26

Durst and Julian met during the second season of “Bachelor Pad” in 2011. Julian was fresh off of Ashley Hebert’s season of “The Bachelorette,” and Durst had last been seen on Matt Grant’s season in 2008. But now, “Janner,” as they’re known, are the gold standard for “Bachelor in Paradise” couples.

To audition to be the Bachelorette.

After lots of back and forth between spoiler accounts, Zach ultimately ended up popping the question to Kaity Biggar! The couple appeared together during “After The Final Rose” and seems very happy OasisDating together so far. Gabi’s Hometown Date was filmed first on October 31, 2022, in Pittsford, Vermont. Ariel’s Hometown Date was filmed second on November 2, 2022, in New York City, New York.

“As unfortunate as it is, I can’t do that with you knowing who I am. So I’m going to have to send you home. I’m so sorry. It’s nothing against you.” Remember how I said people were pissed with Brad after his first stint on the show? When Chantal O’Brien stepped out of the limo, she walked up to Brad, introduced herself, and said she had something for him “from every woman in America”—then she slapped him. People were pretty annoyed when ABC decided to do a little experiment and have both Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe duke it out for the title of Bachelorette during the season 11 premiere. Both women had already dealt with one guy rejecting them on national television, and then ABC decided that they would have to endure another group of dudes deciding their fate?!

It was on Jess Girod, who’d been in her head all week because Shallcross still hadn’t invited her on a one-on-one date. In Episode 5, Shallcross’ COVID diagnosis forced him to cancel his one-on-one date with Charity Lawson — a 26-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia. To make up for lost time, he started the week in Estonia off right by inviting her on another date. Since Shallcross hadn’t seen the girls in a while, he decided to walk into their hotel suite to personally pick Lawson up and give his other ladies those big hugs he kept promising during their awkward Zoom cocktail party. Lucky for us, we don’t have to wait long to watch the 26-year-old tech executive begin his quest for romance. The 27th season of “The Bachelor” premiered on Monday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.