Back in college, I watched The Bachelor religiously. My roommates and I would talk about the contestants, pick our favorites, and guess how long each relationship would last. When I graduated, and went into the real world, I forgot about my pal Chris Harrison and his media empire. But right around the time Twitter became a thing, I rediscovered my lost love.
This is not a coincidence. If you are on Twitter Monday nights, your feed is most likely full of #TheBachelor, #TheBachelorette, or #BachelorInParadise content—depending on the time of year. Bachelor fans flock to Twitter to make jokes, comment on the contestants, or make fun of Chris Harrison when he promises for the millionth time that this is the “most shocking season ever.”
Bachelor Twitter is the best Twitter. It is, after all, where I met one of my closest friends, who later turned into my podcasting partner. (Our podcast is, of course, about The Bachelor.)
Social media plays a huge role in the show, and while it never ends up with the final rose, it is always in the hearts of the fans. Every season, I scour the Web to find the contestants on social media. What happens if one of them slips up and shares a spoiler? Do they have incriminating posts? It's a vital companion to an era wherein just watching a favorite TV series is not enough. With the new season premiering tonight, I've compiled this handy list of JoJo Fletcher’s bachelors—and where to find them on social media.
Christian loves The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix. His mom is his best friend. If it doesn't work out for him and JoJo, Christian, call me. You can find him Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Coley once had a girl try to move in with him after a week of dating, so he is used to relationships moving fast. That will serve him well on The Bachelorette. You can find him on Instagram.
Derek is afraid of fluffy kittens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. You can find him on YouTube.
Grant has saved a life and loved the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He does not like listening to girls talk about Harry Potter. I am torn about Grant. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
Jake is a landscape architect who wishes he could fly so he didn't have to deal with L.A. traffic. I have searched everywhere for Jake on social media, but he seems to be laying low.
James S. (there are three dudes named "James" this season) is the contestant that I am most excited about. On his official bio, his job is "Bachelor Superfan." Me too, James! For a superfan, he is impossible to find on social media. How can you be a superfan if you don't tweet??
James Taylor is, what else, a singer. He loves cold beer and making girls smile. You can find him on Instagram.
The wildest thing Jordan has ever done in the bedroom? "Try to hang a TV on the wall without directions or a stud finder." Clearly, he has a great sense of humor. Oh, and his is NFL star Aaron Rodgers's brother, so holidays at his house are guaranteed to be a good time. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Luke is a war veteran who will do anything for love and loves to get the party started. You can find him on Twitter.
Nick is an Eagle scout who likes The Sandlot and dislikes scary cheeses. Does blue cheese count as scary? Because I hate that stuff. You can find him on Instagram.
Will is a civil engineer who's favorite dance move is called “Bernie-ing.” It is loosely based on the '80s classic Weekend at Bernie’s. I hope he busts this move out this season. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
After taking a look at these guys on social media, I think I have my favorites. Will they get roses? If they don't, maybe we'll get some epic meltdowns on Twitter. A girl can dream.