#Equality… kind of.
We are all familiar with the concept of The Bachelor.
A man chooses between 23 women, who must perform different tasks to prove their affection for him.
The concept is… outdated. We love it, despite, not because, of its inherently sexist premise.
But change is in the air. In a cultural REVOLUTION (of the very small variety), a woman has now been given the power and will be able to choose between 14 men in The Bachelorette tonight.
And we have a good feeling that this season is going to be better than The Bachelor. Because:
1. We know Sam Frost is a decent human being.
Unlike some of the other leading Bachelors (cough, Blake, cough), we already know Sam Frost is a lovely person. She let the girls who arrived late to last season’s The Bachelor as intruders bunk in her room as the other bachelorettes bluntly refused.
We have also watched 20 episodes in which she proved time and time again that she was on the show for the “right” reasons, and by right reasons we mean not to get publicity (cough, Blake, cough).
2. We are going to watch men vying for Sam’s affections by doing ridiculous things.
Now, the men will have to complete ridiculous challenges in order to prove their love to Sam and we can only assume they will be glorious things like “learn to dance the salsa” or “make a three-course meal from scratch.”
3. She can sympathise with the other side.
Most of us are aware that the season two’s Bachelor Blake Garvey decided to propose to the lovable Sam Frost before rudely dumping her for the third runner up, Louise Pillidge.
Because of this, we’re fairly certain that Sam is well aware of the heartbreak that can come as a contestant, and as such, will handle rejection like a pro.
This season’s Bachelors on The Bachelorette (post continues after gallery)
4. Sam is hilarious.
She constantly has a smile on her face, and drops jokes like “As soon as they walk out of the car and if they say, ‘I’m Blake,’ I’d be like ‘Cool, get out, just go’,” in response to a question on The Project as to what she would do if a potential bachelor was named Blake.
Despite all odds, she is also very good-natured about everything that happened on season two of the show that she was in, telling Jules, Merrick & Sophie on 2DayFm that she loved Blake’s second choice, saying “You wanna marry someone (like her), I wanna marry Louise”.
5. We all want Sam to be happy.
Again, the heartbreak that Sam had to endure in season two of The Bachelor had us all riled up. It was simply NOT RIGHT, and we will not stand for it again.
For this reason, we are all behind Sam in her “journey” to find love, because frankly, she bloody deserves it.
This year’s advertisement for The Bachelorette (post continues after video):
6. Because the world will be forced to deal with a woman kissing more than one man.
As is the nature of this show, The Bachelorette is expected to make a choice between MULTIPLE MEN. This is obviously shocking, as women never date more than one man in their life, ever (ahem).
We are pretty excited about the prospect of the world watching Sam date (and maybe even kiss!) more than one man, and everyone still being alive to talk about it the next day.
Why are you excited for the première of The Bachelorette?
COME BACK tonight after The Bachelorette for Rosie Waterland’s first recap. In case you missed it, she’s kind of famous for them: