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Hi Steve—

Big fan of the site for years; thank you for the work you do. Anyways, I’m new to your reader emails so forgive me if this has been asked before, but I noticed today (Tuesday after MDW) that both Hannah and Tyler have gone dark on social media. I know not to read too much into the “he liked, she liked,” if you will, but I know that this time period is a common one for couples to meet up. So my real question would be how do the happy couple weekends/safe-house-visits work? More specifically, how often do the couples meet? How long are the visits? How much of it is true alone time and how long are the producers there getting more footage of life post-show? These are just some questions that have crossed my mind that I thought you may have some info about.

Also, looks like Luke P. has already taken your advice (see: Luke P’s most recent IG post)!

Keep up the great work.

Comment: Varies from couple to couple. Most of them say it’s usually every other week for 3 or 4 days. And it’s all alone time other than production grabbing them groceries and what not. The last few seasons we have seen cameras there to to show the audience at ATFR, but that’s very new. I think Colton’s was the first season I remember them doing video. Others had some pictures here and there, but Colton and Becca (and then Lauren) were shooting cell phone videos. Some have accidentally spoiled their season because of it. Lets see if Hannah does at any point. I think they’re told to be extra careful after what’s happened the last few seasons, but, you just never know what someone might tweet or IG story on that gives it away.

Hi Steve-I’ve watched every season of The Bachelorette but I’m finding this one to be completely unwatchable. Why are they making this season so completely and totally boring? There had to have been more interesting women than Hannah. Also: do you think they will ever have a black Bachelor?

Comment: It’s why the show is successful. You hate it, others love it. Just read some of the emails today. It’s totally subjective. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean everyone does. Millions still watch.

I don’t think we’ll have a black Bachelor anytime in the next 3-5 seasons. That’s just a guess.


Thank you so much for all of your hard work – I thoroughly enjoy your recaps and podcasts!

Do we know what episode Hannah breaks down at what looks like a cocktail party and is seen crying about how the guys don’t know her? I can’t seem to figure it out. Not sure on that.

Do you think they will have Luke P. go on BIP? He would bring drama to the show, but since they aren’t concerned about spoilers on BIP it would give some things away. I’d be surprised if he were there. Really surprised.

Side note on Luke P. After your recap was posted with the advice you gave him, he posted what was basically an apology instagram. Probably just a coincidence but I thought the timing was interesting.

Comment: Yeah, maybe it was in response, maybe it wasn’t. I don’t know.

Hi Steve,

With all the stories that you will be reporting about Hannah’s guys, including I’m sure the winner, I’m reminded of everything you reported about Jordan before Jojo’s season started airing. I know it’s possible that he just actually found the person he wanted to be with and it made him change his ways, but I’m just curious as to what your thoughts on the situation is? Hard to say since I know nothing about their relationship and how it works. Three years and they’re still together, that’s about 2 years and 9 months more than I thought they’d last, so they got me there.

P.S. I could say the same thing about Arie, but I don’t think I will ever buy that he’s actually a changed man no matter how long he stays married to Lauren.

Thanks for the great work Steve, you make watching this ridiculous show more fun!

Comment: Another one whose relationship I don’t follow. Their baby has to due soon, no?

Hi Steve!

Never have written to you before.

I have two thoughts I’d like to share with you…

1. Is it just me or do you feel like Hannah’s last 2 guys are sort of like Brandon (Jed) vs. Dylan (Tyler)? I see a resemblance! Not bad. Could you imagine if Hannah would’ve not only ended the season dumping both of them, but did it by saying, “I choose me?” My head would explode.

2. Hannah’s nose has been red since Colton’s season….. never could figure out why 🙂

Thanks for the many years of great reading material, especially on Tuesday’s!

Happy birthday as well!

Comment: Was it this bad on Colton’s season? I don’t remember it being as prominent then, but man, I notice it every time now.

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