The 12-year-old franchise is built around a basic premise: One Bachelor or Bachelorette chooses from 25 contestants, with the promise of a proposal in the finale.
These unions are comprised of couples from different seasons that met on spinoffs or at franchise events. She went on to be the first Bachelorette, and she fell for sensitive firefighter Ryan Sutter.
The season ended with Ryan delivering a hand-written poem and a marriage proposal.
(Or not: We still want dibs.) His season premieres in January on ABC.
are dating game shows, but to the surprise of many, they often result in real love — albeit sometimes indirectly.
(The only children the show has produced thus far, for better or worse). Jason actually chose the other of the two remaining women, Melissa Rycroft.