If you enjoy watching groups of ladies and men fighting over one suitor and taking their shot at love on national television, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are most likely a perpetual part of your queue. There’s something about not-here-for-the-right-reasons chats and picturesque endings that has America hooked, and we’ve all experienced both secondhand embarrassment and tears from the series. Spinoffs of the shows have included Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor Winter Games, and the newest show to hit the network is The Proposal.
— Robert Mills (@Millsy11374) April 25, 2018
Mike Fleiss, the founder of The Bachelor franchise came up with the concept. In just 10 episodes, males and females will be shooting their shot, but the gimmick is that the suitor’s identity won’t be revealed until later. Among the challenges are a beachwear round, a session to see if one can answer the suitor’s romantic concerns, as well as a meeting with the suitor’s trusted family member. After the group is narrowed down to two, the contestants will finally meet the suitor and come up with a creative proposal.
This process seems to ensure that on both sides, physical attraction won’t be factored in until compatibility is determined first. But while the suitor will be getting to know the potential mates, albeit from a distance, how will the contestants be getting to know the suitor? In other words, what could possibly go wrong?
Former NFL player and 2004 Bachelor Jesse Palmer will be hosting the show, as Chris Harrison probably needs a break from mediating confrontations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a date hasn’t yet been set but our plate is already full what with Becca Kufrin making her Bachelorette debut next month and The Bachelor in Paradise returning this summer.
In a world where we’ve managed to find love on the internet, The Proposal doesn’t seem too far-fetched.