January is here and you know what that means. It’s time for ABC’s guilty pleasure dating show to return. That’s right, I’m talking about The Bachelor. Yup, I’m a glutton for punishment and enjoy this often cringe-worthy reality show. For me, it’s not so much about being a hopeless romantic and hoping true love is found. But rather, it’s the “journey” that’s exciting to watch. I’m not talking about the over-the-top dates either, but mostly the seemingly sane women go crazy. What possesses a woman to cry their eyes out over a guy they’ve known for just a couple of days and in some instances a couple of hours, is beyond me. It’s so silly, yet so riveting to watch.
While most of the guys aren’t worth shedding a tear for, there are a few that are definitely worth getting involved in a catfight over. I’ve gone through all sixteen seasons (can you believe there have been that many) and ranked the Top 10 Hottest Bachelors to ever give out roses on the ABC show. I will admit, I haven’t watched all the seasons but watched my fair share. Check out my updated rankings below and see if you agree with my choices. You might be surprised on a couple of omissions. See where new Bachelor Sean Lowe compares with the rest.
After 19 seasons of “The Bachelor” franchise, the producers finally scored another love connection that’s heading down the aisle. In arguably one of the best seasons ever, former Bachelor season 13 Jason Mesnick is marrying his initial runner-up in a televised ceremony on March 8th on ABC. For those who never watched his season, Jason let Molly Malaney go at the Final Rose and chose Melissa Rycroft as the winner.
What happened next, would be unprecedented ground for “The Bachelor” series. In a special “After the Final Rose” episode, Jason dumped Melissa on national TV and asked Molly if she would take him back. What ensued was a firestorm of negative press for Jason for being an ass to Melissa and for following his heart. On the flip side, overwhelming support for Melissa catapulted her in the spotlight and led to her stint on “Dancing with the Stars”.