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October 20, 1991
Why is it that when you see an article on single women, it is invariably written by a woman, and when you see an article on single men, it is invariably written by a woman? It's not surprising that these articles typically regard marriage as normal and bachelorhood as deviant. The article did nothing to address more pragmatic reasons for staying a bachelor, like the fact that the majority of marriages end in divorce. In the past few decades, divorce proceedings have shown that marriage is (in the eyes of the state)
March 11, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
NBC's "The Voice" beat the 18th-season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" in the ratings Monday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Juan Pablo Galavis' "Bachelor" run came to an end, wooing fewer viewers than last year's finale.  The reality series' season closer averaged 9.6 million viewers over two hours, with a rating of 3.2 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, Nielsen said.  In the advertiser-desired young-adults demographic, "The Bachelor" was down about 9% from last spring's finale, which faced "The Biggest Loser" on NBC instead of "The Voice.
August 2, 1999 | IRENE LACHER
So your shrink is telling you that when it comes to love, you shouldn't play games? Nonsense. The erstwhile singles bar of the little screen, the nutty "Dating Game," is coming to a personal computer near you. But if you're hoping to scope out the Dating Game Online for a real-live plaything, think again. Sony Online Entertainment is touting its latest creation as just a game. "The emphasis is on the game's role playing--not dating--experience," says the game's fact sheet. "Remember, flirting is fundamental.
March 11, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Can we get a slow clap going for Jason Mesnick? After five long years, he is no longer the most hated man in the history of "The Bachelor. " That title now belongs to none other than El Bachelor himself, Mr. Juan Pablo Galavis. It was hard-won, to be sure. Jason set the bar pretty high -- proposing to one girl on the finale only to dump her on national television weeks later and subsequently marry his runner-up? And yet somehow good ol' JuanPabs managed to top Mesnick. Congratulations, sir. From the beginning, I didn't have a good feeling about JuanPabs.
November 6, 1987
Twenty-one of Orange County's most eligible bachelors will step onto the auction block Monday at the March of Dimes "Bid for Bachelors" benefit at the Hotel Meridien in Newport Beach. Single women and men are invited to the cocktail party and auction, which will raise funds for the March of Dimes' Birth Defects Foundation. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (for more information, call the March of Dimes, 631-8700).
February 19, 1987 | DAVID NELSON
Jeff Platt said he felt nervous. Very nervous. The 33-year old real estate broker certainly looked nervous, his cheeks flushed to a shade of crimson that matched the little Valentine hearts embroidered on his cummerbund and tie. "I didn't know it would be like this," Platt explained as he gestured at the 800 women who were giving him and 19 other formally dressed bachelors the once-over in the Sheraton Harbor Island's Champagne Ballroom. "I feel like a piece of meat!"
February 17, 1991
I am the special events coordinator for the Orange County March of Dimes Bid for Bachelors. This event originated with our organization and has been conducted for five successful years in a tasteful and proper manner. We are concerned about the image of our event as portrayed in "Collapse of the Meet Market," by Margo Kaufman (Jan. 6). In associating our event with "Love Connection" and "The Dating Game," our intents, purpose and image are misconstrued. Under no circumstances are the bachelors permitted to offer anything less than separate accommodations (and you have stated otherwise)
June 21, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Desiree Hartsock of "The Bachelorette" and her wannabe suitors will go dating in some of Germany's most scenic places during the fifth episode of the reality TV show Monday night. It's the first time she has ever been to Europe, on or off the show. But first, an update: Hartsock, 27, started out with 25 bachelors but has winnowed the pack down to 11. Despite all the usual bachelor tension, she takes seven of her entourage up a gondola to the top of snowy Zugspitze , the highest peak in the country at almost 10,000 feet, according to the show's website.
April 10, 1987 | ELLEN APPEL
The March of Dimes has staged nearly 100 "Bachelor Bids" since the first one took place in Seattle, Wash., in November, 1985, according to Starr Murphy, national special events manager at the charity's headquarters in White Plains, N.Y. She said that hundreds more are planned for 1987 and proceeds have already neared $1 million. Big Brothers chapters have staged similar "Bids for Bachelors" in Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Denver. The Los Angeles sale raised nearly $40,000.
February 26, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
I hope ABC has learned its lesson. You can't just cast a hot dude with an accent to be “The Bachelor” and think it's a done deal. Even we of “Bachelor” nation can only stand for a baseline level of vapidness. Otherwise, we shall revolt. And revolt, we have. I mean, is there literally anyone out there still rooting for Juan Pablo to find love at the end of this season? If so, please raise your hand. Seriously. I want to know you. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 If it isn't obvious already -- duh, the fantasy suites were a total disaster.
February 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
OK, serious question: Have we ever before reached the hometown date episode of “The Bachelor” without the L-bomb being dropped? Sure, most of Juan Pablo's remaining four ladies heavily debated telling him that they were in love with him after all of two months. But no one actually uttered the three precious words -- save for poor Renee, who told JuanPabs she loved him after he'd given her the ax. More on that later. I bring this up because I feel like the lack of premature mushy declarations this season is really revealing.
February 19, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Here's an image you might not see every day: “The Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis selling appliances in upstate New York.  But as a favor to a friend, the ABC-TV reality show star does just that in a commercial for Rochester Appliance in Rochester, N.Y. Galavis, an Ithaca-born, Venezuela-raised former professional soccer player, made his reality show debut as a contestant on "The Bachelorette" in 2013. He didn't win then-bachelorette Desiree Hartsock's heart, but he did land a second chance at love on the current season, which premiered in January.
February 11, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
All original broadcast shows felt the cold wind of the Olympics on Monday as NBC won the night again with skiing and speed skating.  The Sochi Winter Olympics drew an average of 22.2 million viewers, down about 13% from the comparable night for the 2010 Vancouver Games, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In the key 18-49 demographic, the sports telecast garnered a 6.4 rating, easily topping ABC, CBS and Fox.  A point in 18-49 equals a little less than 1.3 million viewers.  ABC came in second place with "The Bachelor," which dropped 12% from last week to a 2.3 rating among 18- to 49-year-olds, though it was still the top-rated nonsports show.
February 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Monday night was a virtual dead heat in the ratings between a "Bachelor-" and "Castle"-fueled ABC and a comedy-driven CBS. According to early numbers from Nielsen, both major networks earned a rating of 2.4 among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic most desired by advertisers. ABC and CBS were also neck and neck in total viewership. ABC had a slight edge, averaging just under 8.8 million viewers, while CBS drew 8.77 million. Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor" drew 8.2 million viewers overall and a 2.6 in the key demographic, up 4% from last week, while "Castle" rose 5% to a 2.1. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" was the highest-rated broadcast program in the demo, though it fell 13% week-to-week to a 3.3. "2 Broke Girls," "Mike & Molly" and "Intelligence" were all flat from last week, while "Mom" fell slightly.
February 4, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Did they or didn't they? That, my friends, is the eternal question that plagued me in the hours following Monday night's episode of “The Bachelor.” Actually, I slept for solid eight, but whatever: I still spent more time than I care to admit debating with my roommates whether or not Juan Pablo had sex with Clare in the ocean. I'm aware I need help. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's go back to the beginning, this week's arrival in Vietnam, where the ladies were put up in a pretty amazing hotel overlooking the countryside.
January 28, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Who watched Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici tie the knot on Sunday night, guys? Oh, right. That was literally just me. Because who else would opt to see two reality stars get married on live television instead of the Grammy Awards? Poor timing, ABC. Anyway, your loss, music lovers, because the wedding was some good stuff. There was a honeymoon suite cam of an empty bedroom. Sean's cute Texan dad officiated. Also, Sean cried a lot, and I felt feelings. I bring this up only because the wedding served as a stark reminder of how terrible Juan Pablo's season of “The Bachelor” is. Sure, I wasn't easy on Sean, either, a few years back -- but at least he brought an interesting point of view to the show.
January 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Monday night's season finale of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" rose a bit in the ratings as NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" returned with a jump and "The Bachelor" held steady.  According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the quirky Ichabod Crane drama on Fox drew an average of 6.9 million viewers during its two-hour first season closer and scored a rating of 2.4 among key 18-49-year-olds. The finale rose 6% from last week in total viewers and 5% in the advertiser-desired young-adults demographic.
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