By Katie Gray

Former Bachelorette star, Trista Sutter, has come to defend the series after the recent split of Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff’s was announced. According to, “Sutter, 42, retweeted Fleiss’ note on Friday and added her marriage to firefighter Ryan Sutter to the pile. “And I’ll raise u an 11 yr marriage,” the season 1 Bachelorette tweeted. “Hard work? Yes! Any marriage is! But without Bachelorette, no intro, no marriage.”

The Bachelor franchise shows sometimes reality shows do lead to love! What are some unique methods to meet a new partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

The same old dating methods can get a little old. Cupid has some dating advice for unique methods to meet a new partner:

1. Night out: Everyone can use a night out on the town! We work hard and have hectic schedules, therefore; it is imperative that we make time for ourselves, too. A good way to meet people is by going out with friends and trying new places, because with it comes new people. Enjoy yourself and see what happens and who you meet!

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2. Matchmaker: Although it would be nice to have an appointment with Patti Stanger, the famed Millionaire Matchmaker, it’s not always possible. Don’t get discouraged from going to a different matchmaker in your area. Check out new innovative dating services that keep popping up and find a matchmaker who knows how to play cupid. Regardless of if you will meet your soulmate, you will likely make new friends and create good memories as an outcome!

Related Link: ‘The Bachelor’ Chris Soules and Fiancee Whitney Bischoff Split

3. Join a club: A good way to meet new people is by joining in on activities. Start meeting with a book club and/or join a wine tasting club. Take a cooking class and/or find fun activities to do as an outing with friends and you will meet plenty of new people and gain new experiences!

What are some ways that you have met a new partner? Share your stories below!