“Watching The Bachelor is as much of an American pastime as watching baseball. But when it comes to the ABC reality series, the most anticipated event isn’t the conclusion of the season but the beginning.
“From first-impression roses to first kisses, Bachelor premieres are filled with anticipated moments and milestones. But the show’s tried-and-true formula doesn’t mean The Bachelor debuts are boring — far from it.
“By looking back at Bachelor premieres of the past, it’s easy to identify trends that can provide insights into how future seasons may play out … and provide easy rules for drinking games and other watch party fun.
“(Pro tip: Do not make a rule to drink every time someone says “journey,” you will be knocked off your feet before the limo arrivals wrap.)”
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