What’s that, I hear?
The slippery, slimy sound of saliva coalescing?
Great. That’s exactly what I like to hear as I take a mouthful of my dinner!
Yes, after seven years, Bachelor viewers will be well accustomed to some prime-time pashing. After all, Australia’s Bachies have been a thirsty bunch, and who could blame them? A reality television show premised on dating dozens of people simultaneously isn’t exactly an occasion for prudishness.
So as current Bach, Matt Agnew, explores his options, we decided to put together a rundown of the thirstiest seasons.
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7. Tim Robards
Tim Robards, Australia’s first ever Bachelor, was our most reserved.
The then 30-year-old chiropractor kissed a mere three women out of the 24 who competed for his love. Among them, 26-year-old criminal lawyer, Anna Heinrich, whom he went on to choose in the finale and has since married.
Any thirstiness displayed by Mr. Robards was minuscule compared to our first producer-manufactured Stage Five Clinger, Ali Oetjen, who tried, but failed, to kiss Robards at the first cocktail party.
6. Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins
A man named Nick Cummins went on The Bachelor to allegedly find love.
The larrikin rugby union player - who literally dodges people as a profession - demonstrated just how good he is at his job while being the bachelor.
The Honey Badger was clearly on the show for the lols, but also to demonstrate his ability to say questionable things such "I'm sweatin' like a gypsy with a mortgage" at unexpected times.