Parent reviews for The Bachelorette

Common Sense says

Televised search for love has an iffy premise.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 8 reviews
Adult Written bylaineywhite August 4, 2019

I will throw up

Greatly disgusted and massively disappointed in this show - The Bachelorette fails to teach good morals or realistic standards. Unless you want your child to have a false mindset of a relationship, and to be exposed to adult content, then flee from this show. The storyline itself lacks respect - it is not hard to fall in love when placed around a group of handsome men, flown throughout the world to have sex in the most carefree locations, and given a hearty budget to work with. The show is over-glorified and if on the hunt for a show with good/pure intentions and standards, the opposite of the bachelorette is what you need to be searching for. It does not honor Christ in all that it encompasses, and for these reasons - I rate this show this lowly.

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Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism
Adult Written bycheryl52 June 9, 2016

Not about finding love

The first several years of the show were fun, even endearing. The gowns and fashions were beautiful and the personalities and professions were varied and interesting. Now it is nothing but a show about sex, akward at best, disgusting at times, and half the contenders are unemployed. Everything is now focused on the sexual chemistry and how quickly the down your throat French kissing can start.

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Sexy stuff
Parent of a 10, 11, 15, and 15-year-old Written byOptimusMom May 31, 2016

As long as you talk about it...

I came to this site to help me figure out if I was making the best decision for my daughter to watch this show. I have watched it with her already but feel guilty and unsure. However, my daughter and I have had some wonderful discussions that have stemmed from this show. We have discussed what some women's and men's behavior has been respectful, appropriate, rude, appalling, un-ladylike, and endearing. For all the good and bad it shows, what's most important, is that you have the chance to openly discuss any of the topics. I think it's a terrific show that connects a mother and daughter who can talk about the good and the bad they are watching TOGETHER.
Parent Written byeyemadreamer July 28, 2015

Great for mom's but not the kids....

I've been watching this show year after year for maybe 7 or 8 years now, I love it. We recently had our 14 year old niece visit us and there was some controversy about if it's OK for her to watch it with us or not. I will say this: no.

For these reasons: doesn't send a positive message regarding self-worth, sexual nature (lots of kissing, making out... multiple people at the same time), lots of booze (everyone's always drinking and theres drunken behavior), language can be bad at times especially if someone's upset or drunk...

It's not a show for teenagers who are new to dating, romance, physical touch, alochol, etc... It does not promote any of the above in a positive light. Besides, As parents, we shouldn't be encouraging it...sure we can't stop it but we can do our part by exposing the said above in a healthy and positive way that promotes self worth and self respect.

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Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written bymathmaster44 June 4, 2012

Know your child....

This show is great, for parents and "tweens." Although some may argue that it doesn't present a very good message, I think that if you think your child is mature enough to handle it, then it should be okay. Sure, some of the people on the show make-out and kiss, but so do characters in movies that many children and teens have seen. Believe me, the things your child/teen will see on this show are no surprise to them. Others at their school probably kiss, make-out, swear, and fight, too.
I think this is okay for most kids, as long as they are emotionally ready to handle the idea of it.
Parent of a 14-year-old Written bySaffireruby July 10, 2011

Good Show

The people in it are overall pretty good. They did have one guy on it who was not interested in the girl. The girl is amazing she has the best intentions on finding a guy who is her fairy tail prince. The guys that she keeps on the show are very respectful toward her and have good manners with the one exception.

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Language
Parent of a 12-year-old Written byPatty101 July 6, 2010

AMAZING

I LOVE THIS SHOW AND SO DOES MY DAUGHTER! WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT FOREVER!