And the final couple is supposed to get engaged at the end of the season after dating for only six weeks? But foolish they were and they did sign up in droves, producing 14 seasons of the hit series and six of its spin-off, .
Thankfully, after 20 collective seasons, the franchise and its assorted dramas are showing no signs of slowing down.
Michael Nance, who was a former contestant on "The Bachelorette," is dead at 31, E! Nance was found dead in the early morning of Memorial Day -- Monday, May 29 -- and not much else is known about his death.
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In the final episode, one of the two men remaining proposes to the bachelorette who can then accept or refuse.
Julien Hug was 35 when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, just one year after he competed for Jillian Harris' love on 'The Bachelorette' in 2009. ' Following his death, his girlfriend told press, that his TV stint 'was not even one percent of who he was.' Alexa 'Lex' Mc Allister died in 2016, six years after she competed on 'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka's season in 2010.) to Bachelorettes Emily Maynard and Jo Jo Fletcher, regulation hotties have appeared on multiple seasons of these shows in an effort to find their soulmates.SEE ALSO: The most shocking celebrity weight-loss transformations But how often do they actually, you know, find their soulmates?We did some digging, and here's what we found: "The Bachelor" (Season 1): Alex Michel didn't propose to Amanda Marsh when he chose her over Trista Rehn back in 2002, and they broke up after several months of dating.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) "The Bachelor" (Season 2): Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz broke off their engagement after just a couple of weeks, continuing the franchise's early struggle to result on a long-lasting relationship.Over eight seasons of The Bachelorette, three of the final couples have broken up, two of the ladies ended up marrying someone not related to the series and one relationship from season seven remains in question.