by Kyle (bio)
I saw this blog post, Letter to my daughter after watching 'The Bachelor', making the rounds a few weeks ago. A friend sent it to me saying that they could see me writing this to my daughter. And of course, I totally would. But someone else has already done the hard work so I'll just show it to her instead.
If you are unaware of The Bachelor/Bachelorette phenomenon, here's the quick version: A group of guys/girls all get together in a large house to compete to fall in love with a single guy/girl. As the show progresses, the guy/girl searching for love on TV eliminates contestants, whittling down the group until there are only two remaining and they must then choose who they want to marry. Awesome, right?
Now I totally agree with everything that is said in the post about The Bachelor, and there are some seriously wrong messages that this show is teaching to both boys and girls. However, I think there are some valuable lessons that any guy can be learn by watching the show. And believe me when I say this: I watch The Bachelorette so you don't have to.
So, after my extensive "research" into this subject, I give you: How to Get a Girl to Fall in Love With You According to The Bachelorette.
Bro Tip #1: V-necks
Bro Tip #2: Emotions. SHOW THEM!
This is Drew. Follow Drew's example.
Also, if you don't feel like showing your emotions of love in the form of wet, salty tears, you can always follow Chris' lead and do it with really awful "poetry." Because when you do, she'll go "awwwwwwww!"
Bro Tip #3: Have a really depressing story from your past
For example, there's Drew. You know, crying Drew. His tragic story? An abusive alcoholic father. Other's tragic stories ranged from terrible cheating ex-girlfriends to the loss of family members. All of which, for some reason, when told in a candle-lit setting, seems to really pile on the romance ... I guess.
Bro Tip #4: The right reasons
And if you're still unclear about what it means to be there "for the right reasons," well you're in luck because The Bachelorette went ahead and did this.
Again, you guys. I watch this (and live tweet every Monday night @KJinDC7), so you don't have to.