The Bachelor 9 is looking for anyone desperate enough to date on TV

The Bachelor 9 is now looking to cast yachters–men, specifically, which contradicts previous statements that the show was seeking either a male or a female.

Specifically, as TVgasm noticed, the show has posted casting notices seeking “an attractive, single, 28-35 year-old accomplished CEO, Architect, Lawyer, Entrepreneur or Businessman. The yachting community matches this demographic perfectly,” a casting notice says. It goes on to kiss yachters asses, citing a survey that found “48% [of yachters] own their own boat, 16% earn over $150,000 per year, 75% are from the USA and 29% are single.”

This we-really-want-you targeting sounds familiar because previously, we learned that the show was looking for architects.

What does this mean? Essentially that the show is not, in fact, seeking any type of person, but is instead seeking any person willing to go on the show. They seem to be so desperate that they’re targeting niche groups and pretending that they want to cast one of that group’s members, hoping that some architect or yachter will be so humbled they’ll drop everything, fly to Hawaii, date some people, and then suffer under the scorn of the public after they break up.

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