Arie Luyendyk Jr. holding a rose on The Bachelor Season 22 poster

The Bachelor

Original Broadcast Date: March 24, 2002

One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams -- and hopefully his bride-to-be -- in this one-hour prime time reality series. The Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey meeting 25 women, then selecting 15 as potential mates. After getting to know each one, he continues to narrow the field, from 10 to 5, then 6, and ultimately, the 1 woman to whom he propose marriage in the series' dramatic finale.

The show also takes an in-depth, behind- the-scenes look at the lives of each participant involved in this unique courtship. America's most eligible single man travels to exciting romantic locations with the ladies, introduces them to his closest friends and family and visits their hometowns to meet their parents. At the end of the journey, he will have had an unforgettable experience and, quite possibly, found true love. But the bigmystery is: If he pops the question, will she accept?

Genre: Reality