Channel Nine might have The Farmer Wants a Wife, and Channel Seven have Please Marry My Boy, but Channel 10 have just entered the reality dating game by producing Australia’s own version of The Bachelor.
The Aussie Bachelor
We’ve been gasping at bachelors looking for love in the U.S. version of The Bachelor for years, but now we’ll have our very own Aussie Bachelor. And while we’ve loved, and loved to hate, the U.S. series of The Bachelor, we think the Australian version is going to be a hit, and here’s why.
To the point
Aussie blokes are to the point and don’t mess around. If he finds one of the ladies hyperventilating on the first night, he’ll tell her where to go straight away instead of waiting three episodes into the series when she starts asking for a kiss. Awkward.
Macho, macho man
Australian men are macho, or as Katherine Feeney reporting for the Sydney Morning Herald says, “Aussie blokes are brutes. You can’t deny it. They just aren’t raised the same. The US troops say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and call me ma’am. It’s darling.” The American Bachelors may have been on their best behaviour for the cameras, but we’re not sure if we can expect the same from our Aussie Bachelor.
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We all know that Australian boys are big drinkers and we can just imagine the mischief the bachelor is bound to get up to after a sneaky bev. And that’s the same for the girls, too. We are predicting drama, drama, drama.
Keep you guessing
In the dating realm, Australian guys have been described as confusing to date. Krystin Arneson from Glamour.com says, “It can be hard to tell if they’re into you or not. So you’re not going to be able to tell as easily.” We can just imagine what this is going to mean for the ladies vying for his attention.
Can you image how steamy it is going to get in the Fantasy Suite given, according to Relationships Australia, 88.2 per cent Australian men believe an active sex life is vital for a sense of personal wellbeing? And while some U.S. Bachelors have proudly abstained from sex before marriage, somehow, we don’t know if that is going to be the case for our Aussie Bachelor.
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Australians are addicted to communicating by phone. Four in 10 Australians even use technology to form important relationships, including looking for love. Blogger Charlotte from My Pixie Blog agrees. “It seems Australians love texting and chatting before going on the date. What happened to the days when a guy asked for a woman’s number to call her?” If this is the case with our Australian Bachelor, it’s going to be interesting watching him try to court 25 women without his phone.
There is bound to be some bogan action going on on The Bachelor Australia. And, according to Natalie Reilly of Daily Life, we’re in “an age where virtually no one on Australian reality TV is free of the disease of Boganism.” And we cannot wait.
Now, we can’t forget the Australian ladies that will vie for The Bachelor‘s attention. There are going to be 25 of them after all. And if the rumours are true, Australian women are pretty hard to handle. It has even been said that the majority of Australian women are “self centered (sic) or individualistic and only care about their own feelings.” Now, obviously that is rubbish, but if there are a couple of women who meet this description on the show, it’s bound to keep us watching.
Fit as a fiddle
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 53 per cent of Australians participate in informal physical activities and 27 per cent of participants are involved in organised activities. You know what that means, ladies? It is more than likely that our Australian Bachelor is going to be fit and, hopefully, gorgeous.
The L word
At the end of the day, Australians are romantics. When asked during a survey why they would get married, 91 per cent of Australians said for love. Awww. But hey, let’s hope there are a couple of people on The Bachelor from that 9 per cent as well; you know, just to keep things juicy.
The Bachelor facts
- The Bachelor is one of the longest-running and most successful television franchises in the world, with productions in 24 countries
- It’s in its 17th season in the U.S. and is one of the most successful television brands in the world.
- The Australian series will be produced by Shine, which is also responsible for MasterChef and The Biggest Loser for Channel Ten.
- The Bachelor has a better than 50/50 chance of finding true love. There have been 10 marriage proposals out of 17 U.S. seasons of the show.
Why do you think the Australian version of The Bachelor is going to be better than the original?