How Many Bachelor And Bachelorette Couples Actually Stayed Together?

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The season finale of The Bachelorette is airing tonight, so in honor of that hallowed event, I thought we should probably take a stroll down memory lane and see how the previous couples to come from that show are doing. (Spoiler alert: not well.)

The whole point of the show is to help people meet their soulmates, but considering every season typically ends with a proposal, a surprisingly small amount of these pairs ever make it down the aisle. Something to do with six weeks not being enough amount of time to decide whether you want to spend a lifetime with someone, maybe? Or else the fact that once you get engaged, you're not allowed to see each other at all until it finishes airing, so that people don't know who you chose.

Those two factors just aren't super conducive to building a successful partnership, no matter what ABC wants you to believe. So I wish you all the best tonight, Andi Dorfman, and I have no doubt that the dude you pick will take a knee and put a ring on it during the finale, but with the odds we're looking at over the history of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, it's gonna take some serious work to keep said ring firmly in place.

Oh and a helpful hint for reading this — if the man's name is first, the couple is from The Bachelor, while if the woman's name is first, they're from The Bachelorette.