Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.

Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.
The second Bachelorette concluded with the “most amazing finale ever,” which included both a love connection and a proposal–and a broken heart. Small chandeliers dangling from her ears, Meredith professed her love for Ian, and then they had the most abbreviated proposal in the history of the universe. Ian got down on his knee, nuzzled her stomach, and expressed his shock that he was proposing. Then they spoke from the bottoms of their souls: “Will you?” “Yes!” “You will?” “Yes.” Before that poetic moment, though, she had to dump Matthew’s ass back into the limo. On the ride to talk to her, Matthew said, “I’m in love with Meredith.” On the ride after being dumped, he said, “This is insane. This is crazy. … The saddest thing about all this is that my heart is with someone that doesn’t want me. … Am I a fool to do what I’ve done?” To paraphrase Meredith and Ian, “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.