Were you aware that The Bachelorette is not only still a show, but currently airing right now, in 2015? And so is the Bachelor? The idea of finding love on TV, despite how in 19 seasons of the Bachelor only one couple stayed together, still appeals to people. The problem, of course, is not that finding love is difficult per se, it’s finding love on a rigged TV show full of kooks and nut jobs. These people aren’t on TV because they’re sincere and delightful souls, they’re on TV because they’re living, breathing Harlequin romance clichés that appeal to housewives who start drinking just after their kids leave for school.
Should you ever find yourself lined up to be on one of these shows, be wary, for these are the sorts of women who become contestants on reality TV dating shows.
The Fame Whore
You might make the assumption that anyone willing to look for love on a TV show falls under this category, but everything is relative. Now that reality TV has become such a staple of television programming, you’ll notice some of these desperate folks show up on 5 or 6 different shows, unaware that no, you cannot become famous from being on a reality show.
The Arkham Asylum MVP
You have to think anyone on a reality show has questionable mental health, but some people go above and beyond. The fun thing is many reality TV shows actually give their potential contestants psychological tests beforehand to “weed” these people out. Or pick the craziest ones to get on the show.
This girl seems rare but most shows put at least one of them in the line up – an actual, real girl who just doesn’t know any better and may not be prepared for the humiliating circus she’s now a part of.
No reality dating show can fill its ranks with entirely beautiful people and not just because beauty is in the eye of the beholder – beauty also does pretty good on its own. Chudly, however, needs the sort of help TV can provide.
The Damaged Goods
No dating show worth its salt can put together a group of eligible ladies without at least a few of these girls thrown into the mix. They blend in like chameleons but they can only hide for so long before the stories of how they set their ex-boyfriends house on fire bubbles up in conversation.
The Company Plant
9 times out of 10, this girl wins. She’s fun, she’s bubbly, she has a great personality and she’s beautiful. Why the heck is she even on a dating show? Because they paid her.