“The women on The Bachelor shows aren't interested in marriage except as a certificate of completion; proof that they've become what a girl is still expected to become. What they're looking for is the chance to embark on the singular adventure they've read about and seen acted in movie after movie their whole lives: the chance to be the heroine in a marriage plot on the grand, transcendently validating, superstar scale that is so tantalizingly within reach.”

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