Saturday, July 21, 2012

Reality Show Romances Usually Fizzle

Gina Carbone of Wetpaint Entertainment wrote a puffy little article about the 23 formal couples that have come out of the 16 seasons of "The Bachelor" as well as the seven seasons of "The Bachelorette." Of these 23 couples, four are still together. She opines that four on-going relationships out of 23 engagements is not such a good statistic.

"That’s not normal, right?" she writes.

One of the comments to the posted story seemed to offer a complete and thorough explanation to the supposed mystery:
"Consumers of illusion. There is nothing real about reality shows. This is nothing real about sitcoms, cop dramas, soap operas, talk shows, and even the "news." It's all spin and hype designed to sell an image that is not real. Reality is in your house, your relationships, your hands. Turn off the illusion screen and join the real world. We have cookies, fresh air, and real experiences that go way beyond watching Barbie and Ken."                                -- ‘18-1,’ making a comment on the Gina Carbone story

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