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All 43 Failed Romances of ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ (Plus, 8 Who Actually Made It)

Thank you, ABC, for a combined 47 seasons of breakups, makeups and hookups courtesy of our favorite dating franchiseThe Bachelor/The Bachelorette. While the show typically ends with an engagement, it sometimes results in heartbreak—like Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Absolo, who recently filed for divorce.

Luckily, the latest season ended with a proposal for Charity Lawson and Dotun Olubeko. In honor of Joey Graziadei’s upcoming season of The Bachelor, we decided to take a look back at all of the Bachelor Nation relationships and rank them based on how long they lasted—with a few noteworthy exceptions.

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1. The Bachelor Season 11: Brad Womack and...

Length: 0 Days. Womack chose neither of his final ladies...ruining the entire show. Not cool, Brad.

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2. The Bachelor Season 24: Peter Weber and Madison Prewett

Length: Dated for three days

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3. The Bachelor Season 13: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft

Length: Engaged for three weeks

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4. The Bachelor Season 10: Andrew Baldwin and Tessa Horst

Length: Engaged for four weeks

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5. The Bachelorette Season 19: Rachel Recchia and Tino Franco

Length: Engaged for four weeks

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6. The Bachelor Season 2: Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz

Length: Engaged for five weeks

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7. The Bachelor Season 8: Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone

Length: Dated for five weeks

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8. The Bachelor Season 22: Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin

Length: Engaged for a month and a half

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9. The Bachelor Season 4: Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier

Length: Dated for seven weeks

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10. The Bachelorette Season 19: Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer

Length: Engaged for two months

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11. The Bachelor Season 19: Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff

Length: Engaged for two months

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12. The Bachelorette Season 3: Jerry Ferris and Jennifer Schefft

Length: Dated for two months

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13. The Bachelorette Season 15: Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt

Length: Engaged for two months

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14.The Bachelorette Season 17: Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes

Length: Engaged for two months

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15. The Bachelor Season 5: Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin

Length: Dated for three months

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16. The Bachelorette Season 8: Emily Maynard and Jef Holm

Length: Engaged for three months

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17. The Bachelor Season 12: Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas

Length: Engaged for three months

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18. The Bachelor Season 24: Peter Weber and Hannah Ann

Length: Engaged for three months

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19. The Bachelor Season 15: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard

Length: Engaged for four months

Womack (not a typo) came back in season 15 and was engaged for four (inconsecutive) months. Small victories!

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20. The Bachelor Season 14: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

Length: Engaged for four months

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21. The Bachelor Season 9: Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson

Length: Dated for five months

22. The Bachelor Season 21: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

Length: Engaged for five months

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23. The Bachelorette Season 4: Deanna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak

Length: Engaged for five months

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24. The Bachelor Season 26: Clayton Echard and Susie Evans

Length: Dated for six months

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25. The Bachelorette Season 10: Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray

Length: Engaged for six months

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26. The Bachelorette Season 16: Clare Crawley and Dale Moss

Length for: Engaged for one (inconsecutive) year

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27. The Bachelor Season 1: Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh

Length: Dated for seven months

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28. The Bachelor Season 3: Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft

Length: Dated for seven months

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29. The Bachelor Season 16: Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson

Length: Engaged for eight (inconsecutive) months

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30. The Bachelor Season 18: Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell

Length: Dated for nine months

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31. The Bachelorette Season 2: Meredith Phillips and Ian Mckee

Length: Engaged for one year

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32. The Bachelorette Season 5: Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

Length: Engaged for one year

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33. The Bachelor Season 23: Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph

Length: Dated for one year

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34. The Bachelorette Season 16: Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark

Length: Engaged for one year

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35. The Bachelorette Season 18: Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya

Length: Engaged for one year

36. The Bachelor Season 20: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

Length: Engaged for one year, two months

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37. The Bachelorette Season 6: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez

Length: Engaged for one year, three months

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38. The Bachelorette Season 14: Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

Length: Engaged for two years

39. The Bachelorette Season 11: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth

Length: Engaged for three years

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40. The Bachelor Season 7: Charlie O'connell and Sarah Brice

Length: Dated for four (inconsecutive) years

41. The Bachelorette Season 13: Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

Length: Married for four years

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42. The Bachelor Season 6: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado

Length: Engaged for five years

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43. The Bachelorette Season 7: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum

Length: Married for nine years

Couples Still Together

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1. The Bachelorette Season 20: Charity Lawson and Dotun Olubeko

Together since: 2023

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2. The Bachelor Season 27: Zach Shallcross and Kaity Biggar

Together since: 2023

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3. The Bachelor Season 25: Matt James and Rachel Kirkconnell

Together since: 2021

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ABC/Paul Hebert

4. The Bachelor Season 22: Arie Luyendyk Jr and Lauren Burnham

Together since: 2018

5. The Bachelorette Season 12: Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

Together since: 2016

6. The Bachelorette Season 9: Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

Together since: 2013

7. The Bachelor Season 17: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

Together since: 2013

8. The Bachelorette Season 1: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

Together since: 2003

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