Things did not go as planned for Matt James, the franchise's first Black Bachelor. In fact, they went really badly. After dumping Michelle Young, he didn't feel he was ready to propose to Rachael Kirkconnell, but he was ready to say he could see her as his future wife. He asked her to continue to date him, and that's what they did for a couple of months.
Then, some of Rachael's past social media behavior came back to bite her, including a photo of her at an antebellum-themed college party. Matt revealed on After the Final Rose that he had broken up with Rachael after realizing how much work she needed to do, and that's where things still stand.