And yet, the franchise has produced several ultra-gorgeous weddings and many more happily dating or engaged couples.
The official weddings are well known and often televised: Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Sean and Catherine Lowe, and so on.
(Can you blame the guy for taking another shot at love?
) Bristowe ultimately gave her final rose to Booth, who proposed with the customary Neil Lane engagement ring.
Holly and Michael went on to win the show's grand prize, but their relationship was over thanks to her new romance with Blake.
On the season finale, Michael was shocked as Holly and Blake announced their engagement. Season 7, 2011Ashley Hebert, who competed for Brad Womack's heart during his second run as Bachelor, got her chance to pick a suitor as Bachelorette and JP Rosenbaum was a standout from the start.
Michael Stagliano was a fan favorite from Jillian's season, and his twin, Stephen, attended the taping and after-party with him.
It was there that Deanna and Stephen (a dead-ringer for his twin brother) connected.
Their televised wedding special chronicled their planning and decision to wait to have sex until their honeymoon.Sparks flew between Chris and Peyton and they were engaged a year later.Following their June 2012 wedding, the Cape Cod-based couple signed on to co-host an HGTV show called contestant cruise.Season 17, 2013When Emily Maynard sent home Texas-based insurance salesman Sean Lowe near the end of her * Bachelorette* season, she confessed that she said goodbye to "the perfect guy." ABC agreed, and made him the next Bachelor.His season culminated with his proposal to Catherine, a graphic designer from Seattle.