Jason Mesnick engaged, “completely in love”

After having his proposal rejected on The Bachelorette 4, Bachelor 13 star Jason Mesnick had his proposal accepted by one of the women on his new show.

“I’m engaged! I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love,” he told People. The single dad added, “I was not looking for a mom. I was looking for a partner for me and a mentor and a friend to Ty.”

“I just really believed this can happen to me. I cannot believe it’s this great!” he said, and his enthusiasm is almost enough to make you think that the show’s track record of mangled relationships might have an exception here, although really it’s just evidence that he has a really short memory about what happens when he thinks he’s fallen in love on TV.

The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick: ‘I’m Engaged!’ [People]

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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