All 42 Failed Romances of ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ (Plus, 8 Who Actually Made It)

Thank you, ABC, for a combined 46 seasons of breakups, makeups and hookups courtesy of our favorite dating franchise: The Bachelor/The Bachelorette. While the show typically ends with an engagement, it sometimes results in heartbreak.

Luckily, the latest season ended with a proposal for Zach Shallcross and Kaity Biggar. In honor of the finale, 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


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

Length: Engaged for three weeks


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


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


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


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

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

Length: Engaged for five years

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

Length: Married for nine years

Couples Still Together

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

Together since: 2023

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

Together since: 2021

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

Together since: 2018

They are parents to a daughter named Alessi (3) and 1-year-old twins: Senna and Lux.

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

Together since: 2017

They exchanged vows in 2019.

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

Together since: 2016

After postponing their wedding due to COVID-19, they finally tied the knot in May 2022.

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

Together since: 2013

They have two sons, Asher (5) and Zander (3).

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

Together since: 2013

They have two sons, Samuel (6) and Isaiah (4), and a daughter named Mia (3).

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

Together since: 2003

All hail Trista and Ryan! Rehn and Sutter are the ultimate Bachelor couple and have two kids, Maxwell (15) and Blakesley (13), to prove it.

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