5 Shockingly Good Dating Tips From "The Bachelor"

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The women told all, indeed! How to use their TV dating tips to help your real love life.

The BachelorOn the Wings of LoveThe Women Tell All is a very long title, and it was very long show. With two hours to kill, we saw how past contestants get drunk on Bachelor “reunion cruises,” how they give back to charity, and—as host Chris Harrison kept saying—how exactly the “biggest TV scandal of 2010” went down, i.e. how contestant Rozlyn Papa got busy with a nameless producer (we’re talking making out, probably with tongue) before both were kicked off the show.

So, yes, the women told all, Rozlyn denied everything, and who knows how many production assistants burnt their fingers lighting a hundred, thousand tea lights. Much to our surprise, however, the show yielded some heartfelt, real-world dating tips that could help all of us find love. (Or at least a very, very special connection!) Remember these dating tips the next time you spot that special bachelor or bachelorette.

1. He’s not a mind reader: Tell him how you really feel.

Gia admits that she couldn't open up and reveal her true feelings to Jake—and that had she had more confidence, it might have made a difference. She vowed that the next time she meets a guy, she’ll lay it all out on the line. Of course: don’t go too far, as host Chris Harrison jokes: unless you’re actually on The Bachelor, no talking marriage on the first date.


2. Relationships take work: Find a balance between your job and your love life.

Ali made an amazing point, one we wish someone would have told us when we first entered the working world: "If I worked as hard at my relationships and my love as I did at my job, I think I’d be a lot more successful in my relationships." Of course, knowing who you are and what you want is paramount to your happiness and success. But sometimes we throw ourselves into distractions—like a consuming job—and forget that relationships take work, too. Sometimes the first step to bringing love into your life is to make room for it.

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