I never thought in a million years I would be so invested in a show like "The Bachelorette." I think I'm drawn to it because a) I have no love life, and b) I'm a cynical, hopeless romantic who believes in love but also doesn't think I'll ever find it.
Somehow watching another woman fall in love with multiple men gives me hope someday I will meet someone at the right time and right place, and we'll fall wildly in love.
Since that's most likely not going to happen any time soon because I spend my weekends raging at bars, for now, I'll just stick to gauging how much I like a dude based on whether or not I can see myself owning and raising a dog with him.
If you can get past the whole madness of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" series, there are quite a few life lessons we can learn from the people looking for love.
1.Trust your gut.
Look, I'm really bummed JoJo sent Luke home because he seemed like a great guy, but at the end of the day, she didn't fake the feeling.
I gained an immense amount of respect for her after she decided to stick to her original decision and send home the man she felt she had the least connection with, despite the fact he had just expressed and opened up about his feelings.
In a situation like that, I would have probably caved and done something as stupid and silly as sending another guy home because I would've let those words and emotions get the best of me. She truly handled the situation with a lot of style and grace and didn't allow her emotions to cloud her judgment.
2. Keep it real.
If you're dating someone and want to know his or her position on something, then ask. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make statements even if they might come off somewhat harsh or it seems like you're being aggressive.
JoJo crushed it in this department and set a good example by politely and kindly addressing issues that concerned her when it came to her relationship with Jordan. She didn't hesitate to call him out when he was dancing around a particular subject or answering questions vaguely because at the end of the day, she's not looking for a hookup, she's looking for love.
3. Be honest with yourself and the other person involved.
Dating is no joke. If I could marry pizza and we could live happily ever after, I would honestly consider it. Unfortunately, you can't have sex with pizza and won't receive a tax break by marrying it, which is why, for now, I believe humans date other humans.
On the most recent episode of "The Bachelorette," JoJo originally agreed to spend the night in the Fantasy Suite with Chase. Shortly after they arrived, he dropped the bomb he's really into her, which made her panic and eventually send him home.
This is super significant and important to note because nowadays, we're a messed up bunch of horny Millennials who tend to ignore our overwhelming feelings of doubt. We opt for the easy way out and let things fizzle off instead of being honest with ourselves and the other person involved in our life about how we feel.
So note to self: Be more like JoJo. But for the love of God, can someone please get the girl some Pepto-Bismol? Her constant stomach problems and nausea are starting to seriously stress me out.