The Bachelor is one of the longest-running franchises. It has been about 18 years since the first episode of the series aired in March 2002. It has also given way to other series, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.
Even though the show is running for a long time, its concept has remained constant. Although the show has had many controversies over the years, it has not aged well yet and still has numerous problems. Here we have discussed some things that must change in the show.
Lack of LGBT+ characters
The show started at the beginning of the 2000s when there was no insight into the LGBT+ community and their rights. Although the time has changed and still the show has not shown any progress on this issue.
The show promotes monogamy but shows someone can love multiple people
One of the most controversial things about the show is that it promotes monogamy but still shows polyamory. Critics have acknowledged this point as well.
The female contestants are growing young and attractive per season
If we re-watch the previous seasons, we will notice a specific pattern. In the earlier seasons, the women were usually in their 30s. But in recent seasons none of them looks older than the 20s. There is also a try to make the participants look conventionally attractive.
Not enough racial diversity on the show
The only black contestant on the show was Rachel Lindsay. The show has been criticized variously for not having racial diversity. The showrunners need to bring more racial diversity on the show to remain up to date.
Promotes a narrow-minded view on relationships
One major factor that still establishes the old age mindset of the producers is their view on relationships. The show promotes a heteronormative monogamous type of relationship which features white people usually. The show needs to tally with the current world scenario.
It needs to introduce some racial diversity on the show. In addition, regular contestants from the LGBT+ community must be there in the show to show a rational approach from the producers.