Luke Pell, Robby Hayes, Ashley Iaconetti, Courtney Robertson


Breaking up is hard, but breaking up on TV may be harder.

Whether you're watching The Bachelor, The Bachelorette or one of its many equally addictive spinoffs, many contestants leave their show without a fairy-tale proposal or significant other.

At the same time, those same ladies and gentlemen come home to a new level of fame and opportunity to find the man or woman of their dreams.

Luckily for fans, they are able to watch the new relationships blossom or in some cases, watch statuses go from totally taken to totally single.

Just this week, followers of ABC's franchise learned Luke Pell is back with his ex Holly Allen after sparks failed to fly on The Bachelor Winter Games.

As for Ashley Iaconetti, she revealed on her iHeartRadio podcast that she is back on the market after breaking up with Kevin Wendt.

When things don't work out on TV, what do these eligible reality stars really do once they have the courage to jump back in the dating pool?

Take a look in our gallery below at some of the unique ways contestants get back in the game.

Courtney Robertson

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Luke Pell, Holly Allen

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Robby Hayes, Scheana Shay

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Chase McNary, Ex on the Beach


Ashley Iaconetti, Becca Tilley

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Sarah Herron, Dylan Brown


Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams


Daniel Maguire, Patti Stanger, Vinny Ventiera

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Nick Viall

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Are some methods better than others? We'll let you decide on that one. But we can't forget the famous saying: It's never the wrong time for the right one. 

The Bachelorette starring Becca Kufrin premieres this May on ABC. 

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