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In this competition series, a young man dates a group of young women and tries to decide which of them she wants to be with long term. Each season features a different male lead and a different set of female contestants. The series has a spinoff called The Bachelorette.

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on ABC
23 Seasons, 238 Episodes
March 25, 2002
Drama, Reality
3.1/10
Cast: Chris Harrison
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The Bachelor Full Episode Guide

  • Colton's search for love starts with laughs, surprises and intense face-offs between the women. The first date of the season has eight hopeful bachelorettes sharing personal stories about their "firsts" and coached by happily married masters of comedy Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") and Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"). Hannah B. scores the first one-on-one date on her birthday, including dinner on The Queen Mary.

  • Colton discusses the backlash against him; 30 women arrive, hoping to make a good impression.

  • Arie, Becca and Lauren all will be together in front of a studio audience with host Chris Harrison to discuss one of the most emotional, stunning endings to any Bachelor season. Arie will take Bachelor Nation back to those weeks in Peru with Becca and Lauren. What was behind his unexpected decision that blindsided both of them? What will the women have to say to Arie when they see him? Special guests, including some of the provocative women from this season, Bekah M., Kendall, Seinne and Tia, will discuss Arie's dilemma and his astonishing choices.

  • The Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life, having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love

  • Arie takes his final three women - Becca K., Kendall and Lauren B. - to Peru for adventurous, romantic overnight dates. Arie acknowledges that he has fallen in love with two incredible women and has professed his love to both. However, a blockbuster surprise threatens to derail Arie's fairy tale ending.

  • Arie Luyendyk Jr. confronts 18 of the most memorable women he sent packing as they talk about the season.

  • Arie meets Kendall's parents in L.A.; travels to Weiner, Ark., where Tia's parents batter him with questions; stops in Prior Lake, Minn., for a romantic afternoon with Becca K.; and endures a tense dinner with Lauren B.'s family in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • In Paris, Lauren B. and Arie are whisked away on a luxury speed boat down the Seine River and then tour the city's tourist attractions. Arie also surprises a group of the women with a visit to the legendary dance hall, Moulin Rouge. Krystal and Kendall face off during a two-on-one date that ends with a romantic kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower for one woman. The final date goes to Jacqueline, but a clash in lifestyles might be a deal breaker for Arie.

  • Chelsea receives the first one-on-one date in Ft. Lauderdale. Arie swoops in to take her on a 100-foot luxury yacht, but her checkered past may endanger her getting a rose. Eleven women split into two teams for a day of competitive bowling with the winner going to a private after-party. Tia and Arie travel to the Sawtooth Park Reserve, riding an air boat through the Florida swamps, but then she reveals her daunting past, which might spell the end for this happy couple.

  • Arie and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and begin a cross-country trip to continue their search for love. First stop? South Lake Tahoe, Nevada! Seinne gets the first one-on-one date and joins Arie on a sheer adrenaline date: parasailing. Meanwhile, one woman gets a critical phone call that might change her romantic journey. A dozen ladies hike into the snowy wilderness on a survival-themed group date where they get a crash course in roughing it in the woods from professional survivalists. Arie invites Bekah M. on a romantic horseback ride through the picturesque mountainside of Lake Tahoe. However, he is about to learn a closely guarded secret about Bekah that might put an end to the couple's possible happy ending. Finally, one bachelorette interrupts the rose ceremony to plead her case to Arie and enrages the rest of the women.

  • Arie selects eight women for a wrestling-themed date; one-on-one date at a vineyard.

  • Arie's search for love gets off to a fast start with back-to-back one-on-one dates with Becca K. and Krystal. The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie's date. Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz., and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away.

  • In the Season 22 premiere, Arie meets with Sean and Catherine Lowe and their son, Samuel, before his journey begins. At the mansion, he meets the bachelorettes, including a "kissing bandit" and a woman who gives him compliments in Dutch, his second language.

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