'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette': How Long Do Couples Stay Together?

Couples meeting on the 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' typically stay together for less than a year before eventually breaking up

During this week's 'Bachelorette' season finale, Kaitlyn Bristowe chose Shawn Booth as the winner and excitedly accepted his marriage proposal. The couple then visited 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', where the host poked fun at the 'Bachelor' franchise's record for creating short and meaningless relationships and a pledge for the couples to stay together for at least a year. THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1103" - Six men learn that they will be taught the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling, and Kaitlyn is there just in time to catch her guys wearing sumo belts, the traditional garb that barely covers their "package." But one intense man is upset about this choice of sport. Will he decide to sit this one out? Will his attitude spoil the fun or will Kaitlyn be able to reason with him and get him back in the fold?  At the after party, another man decides his expectations aren't being met. And a frontrunner wants to make sure that the Bachelorette knows that he has never fallen so quickly for someone. Who will have earned the date rose? - on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Rick Rowell) SHAWN B., KAITLYN BRISTOWE THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1103" - (ABC/Rick Rowell)
Bristowe and her fiancé promised, if they’re no longer in a committed relationship as of July 27, 2016, they’ll pay Kimmel $1,000. Well according to, looking at the past 29 season of 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette', the average relationship only lasts about six months after the season finale airs. Bachelorette

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