In Bachelor land, there are a few constants.
The lead will make out with someone in a hot tub. Chris Harrison will tout the finale as the most dramatic ever. And someone, generally multiple someones, will be accused of not being there for "the right reasons."
With upwards of 25 hopefuls cast each season, it's inevitable that at least a few sign on with visions of spon con, a podcast and, dare to dream, their own stab at handing out roses, dancing through their head. But this past year proved that the majority of contestants are really interested in finding love—if not with the Bachelor or Bachelorette (that being a one in 25 chance and all), then at least on the beaches of Mexico or at some other Bachelor Nation group hang.
Thanks to several new couplings, five engagements and a remarkable three weddings everything was coming up roses and the future looks promising enough that Harrison has decided it's time to just make it official and lean into his second act as an ordained minister. Because for every Chris Bukowski and Katie Morton sending back their Neil Lane bauble (pour some champagne out for their broken betrothal) there's a Kendall Long and Joe Amabile just clamoring for his services.
So if you'll accept our invitation to forgo whatever it is you were working on before you clicked this link, we'll walk you through this year's journey in Bachelor Nation.