My once a season post on The Bachelor is today. Aren't you excited? It must be the free breakfast I got at four different Denny's that is making me feel so hospitable to a bachelor post. Of course it could be carbohydrate lethargy too. Or the six Bloody Mary's. Anyway, last night Ali Fedotowsky told Jake Pavelka that she was leaving the show because her employer told her it was either the job or the show. When Jake wouldn't guarantee her the final rose she chose her job. You know what? This might not be the most romantic thing to say in the whole world, but I am glad she chose her job. I know the show is all about romance and love and having a future, but the sad reality about this reality show is that rarely do the couples that end the show together actually get married. So, even if she won I wouldn't give very high odds that it would work. Then she would have been forced to find another job, maybe in another city or rely on personal appearances to make a buck.
I'm a big believer in romance and I don't have any problems with a partner moving to another city for a person, but I'm not sure a reality show is the way to find the person to make that commitment. How much time are you actually spending with the person while the show is filming? And then after the show finishes taping you can't see the person for a few months so the secret can be kept and this is not a good recipe for success. If they are meant to be together, it will happen. The chances are the person Jake picks won't work out and then Jake and Ali can date conventionally after the breakup and see how things go.