The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise are crummy TV programs, as is The Bachelorette; they’re offensive and phony.  However, they do offer something to the male ego when they confirm that women still want to be loved (with eros) by men.  And they offer something to the female ego when they show how it pleases a man to win a woman’s heart and that even he can get weepy when he fails to do so.

Weepy:  a problem exists in that we don’t know how phony these programs are in their creation of drama.  Did Kamil in Bachelor in Paradise (2018) feel pressured to reject Annaliese so the show could end more dramatically, more stimulatingly, then it would have otherwise?  I hope not, but who knows?  Me, I’d rather see this televised junk produce happy couples than ones who weep via fraudulent drama.