The Bachelorette: A Study In Social Psychology

Added on by Arturo Gutierrez.

I am a man. And I like ABC's The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. It wasn't always the case, but when I began to notice social behaviors motivated by social radars and human animal instincts directing judgement and decision making, it became apparent I could tolerate 2 hours of this every monday night. 

After Monday nights episode it became clear who he reminded us of. There were also votes for Johnny Neutron. 

After Monday nights episode it became clear who he reminded us of. There were also votes for Johnny Neutron. 

We don't have to dive deep into analytics to make sense of the show's success rate (lower than low) because simple off the cuff predictive modeling pretty much insures that your bet of a break up occurring between 2-6 months after the show has ended is spot on. And what are the key indicators of this prediction, i have a few:

1. Contestants are usually drunk. Like always.  

2. How many soulmates can the bachelor/bachelorette state during one season that they really have?

3. Track Record: bad. See here.

Additionally, it can be guaranteed there will never be fireworks after any of their dates in the real world as there appear to be in every episode thus far this season. I only mention this because when a contestant states, "this is the best date I've ever been on," it's probably true. And the likelihood of that happening again is minimal.

    • Follow up question: anyone know the marketing spend for fireworks alone? It's certainly in the thousands per episode. Not huge, but still, it beats our average 4th of July neighborhood show. 

    Go Zak.

     

    - arturo gutierrez