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Apr 5, 2016 0

Celebrity News: ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher Has Another Ben In Her Life

Posted In: Ben Higgins - Season 20, Ready for Love, Reality TV, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette
Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher Has Another Ben In Her Life
JoJo Fletcher and Ben Patton. Photos: Instagram

By Cortney Moore

If you aren’t up to date on the latest dating show celebrity news, ABC’s season 12 of The Bachelorette will star JoJo Fletcher, the 25-year-old who had her heart broken in the season 20 finale of The Bachelor with Ben Higgins. Fletcher and her illustrious Texan family are no strangers to reality TV. Aside from appearing on The Bachelor, she is also sister to Ready For Love reality star Ben Patton, who we had the chance to interview twice at Cupid’s Pulse! See here and here.

This celebrity news has us realizing that reality TV stars JoJo Fletcher and her brother Ben Patton share more than bloodlines. Cupid discusses below.

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Jun 6, 2013 8

‘Ready for Love’ Exclusive: Winner Angela Zatopek Shares Her Emotional Journey

Posted In: Ready for Love, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Ready for Love’ Exclusive: Winner Angela Zatopek Shares Her Emotional Journey
Photo courtesy of NBC.com.

By Angela Zatopek

Yesterday was quite an emotional day for me. As I watched the finale with loved ones, I relived the love I found last summer with Ben and the amazing moment we shared at the vineyard. Thinking back to the beginning, I realized that we came a long way given the circumstances of “group dating.”  Now, I find myself in the final two.

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May 29, 2013 6

Ready for Love, Episode 8: Home in Houston

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ready for Love, Episode 8: Home in Houston
Ben Patton with Angela's stepfather John. Photo courtesy of Angela Zatopek.

By Angela Zatopek

This week on Ready For Love, Ben came to Houston to finally meet my family! I was missing them like crazy and knew that, by meeting them, he would get a better look at who I was as a person.

Rather than a quiet date, I thought I’d show him another side of me and brought him to a skeet shooting range. I am so sad to see that our date didn’t make the edit – it was so fun! You can tell that we were there because when they interviewed me for this episode, I have clear glasses on my head that we had to wear for protective reasons. Just wanted to clear up that I’m not usually sporting those lovely glasses!

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May 23, 2013 4

Ready For Love, Episode 7: Meeting the Family

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ready For Love, Episode 7: Meeting the Family
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By Angela Zatopek

One of the biggest steps in a relationship is when you meet your partner’s family for the first time. I believe there is truth to the saying “you not only marry the person but also into their family.” This week on Ready For Love, Ben’s family visited from Texas to meet all of us, and I couldn’t have been more impressed with how sweet and genuine they were. Being the first girl to meet them, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but I felt like I would have a lot in common with them based on my conversations with Ben.

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May 16, 2013 5

Ready for Love, Episode 6: Finding Love in Paradise

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ready for Love, Episode 6: Finding Love in Paradise
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By Angela Zatopek

This week on Ready for Love, we went to one of my absolute favorite places, Hawaii. My two best friends from childhood went to University of Hawaii at Manoa, so I have been to Oahu a few times, but this was my first time in Kona.

A really funny thing that viewers didn’t see is that we literally had to go straight from the plane to our date. The flight attendants kept asking what we were doing and what show we were on. We were cracking up because, obviously, we couldn’t tell them anything. It was quite apparent that something was up when we’re trying to do our hair and makeup in our seats and the small restrooms. Have you ever tried to get ready for a date in an airplane bathroom? It was a bit stressful for all of us, especially knowing that it’s going to be televised for the whole world to see.

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May 8, 2013 0

Ready for Love, Episode 5: Angela Zatopek Discusses the Drama in Vegas

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ready for Love, Episode 5: Angela Zatopek Discusses the Drama in Vegas
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By Angela Zatopek

On this week’s episode of Ready for Love, Ben surprised us and told us we were going to Las Vegas. I have absolutely no complaints about the amazing house we got to live in for the show – in fact, Rihanna reportedly just bought it! – but being cooped up for so long made it feel like a prison. Plus, the tensions were really high that week, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

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May 7, 2013 2

Angela Zatopek Talks ‘Ready For Love,’ Saving Herself for Marriage and OneLove

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Ready for Love, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: Angela Zatopek Talks ‘Ready For Love,’ Saving Herself for Marriage and OneLove
Ben Patton and Angela Zatopek. Photo courtesy of NBC.com.

By Rachael Moore and Lori Bizzoco

Angela Zatopek, the youngest contestant vying for the heart of Ben Patton on NBC’s cancelled dating competition show Ready for Love, has always been open about her love life, even before she joined the reality television world. What really sets her apart from other young women are her Christian values, particularly the fact that she has decided to “save herself” for marriage.

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May 7, 2013 9

Ben Patton of ‘Ready for Love’ Says He’s “Still Going Through It” With His Final Pick

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ben Patton of ‘Ready for Love’ Says He’s “Still Going Through It” With His Final Pick
Ben Patton. Photo courtesy of NBC.

By Lori Bizzoco and Whitney Baker Johnson

If you’ve been watching NBC’s dating reality competition show Ready for Love, you may have been disappointed to hear that it was cancelled by the network after only two low-rated episodes. Many viewers felt like the new series presented a false reality when it came to dating and relationships, reinforcing the belief that you have to be perfect to find real love.

For those of you who are fans of the show, don’t fret! NBC.com is airing the remaining episodes, so you’ll still be able to follow the journey of Ernesto Arguello, Tim Lopez and Ben Patton as they search for their soul mates. Filming wrapped last August, so we can’t imagine what it’s been like for the bachelors to keep their final picks a secret — something that they must continue to do until the finale airs on Tuesday, June 4th. To tide us over, we caught up with Patton, who we interviewed prior to the premiere, and chatted about his current relationship, his take on the other two bachelors and his past love with one of the contestants.

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May 6, 2013 5

Ready for Love, Episode 4: Angela Zatopek Recaps Her First Kiss with Ben Patton

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ready for Love, Episode 4: Angela Zatopek Recaps Her First Kiss with Ben Patton
Ben Patton and Angela Zatopek. Photo courtesy of NBC.com.

By Angela Zatopek

Last week on Ready For Love was the first time I actually felt present in this whole experience. Obviously, none of us on this crazy journey had ever been in a situation like this one, but it took me a few weeks to really get into this process, to completely open up my heart and be ready to fall in love. After being in the bottom three with Ben saving me, I realized this method isn’t “traditional” – but is there a handbook on how love goes?

I absolutely loved that our first date was at a vineyard. You couldn’t find a more romantic place for a first kiss! A part of our conversation that wasn’t shown was how special it was to be there with Ben on my grandmother’s 101st birthday – she grew up on our family vineyards in Netuno, Italy.

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Apr 26, 2013 2

‘Ready for Love’ Stars Ernesto Arguello and Ben Patton Discuss Reality Dating

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Ready for Love’ Stars Ernesto Arguello and Ben Patton Discuss Reality Dating
Tim Lopez, Ernesto Arguello and Ben Patton. Photo: Vivian Zink / NBC

By Andrea Surujnauth

These reality dating shows are not as simple as they look. According to Ernesto Arguello and Ben Patton from Ready for Love, it actually entails a lot more heartache than television networks let on. “It is more stressful going to that garden than anything else,” Arguello tells People. Both him and Patton agree that letting women go is a difficult experience. “The garden is unreal,” says Patton. “You’re essentially breaking up with someone. You’re not just saying, ‘Hey, here’s a rose for you. And you guys didn’t get a rose,’ and walk off.” They also have to deal with the challenges of the kissing scenes. “It’s like hearing your own voice on voicemail,” says Patton.

What are some non-traditional ways to find love?

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Apr 20, 2013 0

Cancelled: Why NBC’s “Ready For Love” Fueled America’s Hatred

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Cancelled: Why NBC’s “Ready For Love” Fueled America’s Hatred
NBC Cancels New Dating Show 'Ready for Love' After Two Episodes

By Marni Battista, Founder of Dating with Dignity

Let’s face it: while Disney, RomCom’s and The Bachelor have consistently fueled American women’s desire to be swept off their feet by the dashingly handsome, successful, and sensitive man, they are, simply put, not stupid.

As a dignity dating and relationship expert who works with thousands and thousands of single women around the globe, I can tell you that women are, in fact, ready for love. However, just as NBC has promptly cancelled its newest reality dating show Friday, with the same title, women are taking a stand for their dignity and what they really want to experience when it comes to finding love.

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Apr 9, 2013 5

‘Ready for Love’ Matchmaker Matthew Hussey Tells Us How to ‘Get the Guy’

Posted In: Love, Relationship Books
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Ready for Love’ Matchmaker Matthew Hussey Tells Us How to ‘Get the Guy’

By Lori Bizzoco and Rachael Moore

Although he began his career as a life coaching at the age of 17, Matthew Hussey soon became an expert in the field of love and dating. His popularity with male clients grew in the United Kingdom, but it wasn’t long before he made the transition to helping women in the UK, eventually crossing the pond to the United States. Hussey has built a platform to help women find, attract and keep their ideal match through his organization, Get The Guy. Over six million single women tune in online for his motivational seminars, and around 50,000 females attend his live events. With all of Hussey’s success, including his role on the upcoming NBC dating reality show, Ready for Love, writing a book to share his eye-opening advice seemed to be the logical next step. In his debut book, Get The Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve, out today, Hussey gives women the confidence they need to find – and keep – their soulmate.

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Apr 8, 2013 8

NBC’s ‘Ready for Love’ Contestant Ben Patton Says, “When You’ve Fallen in Love, You Can’t Deny That It Exists”

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Ready for Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: NBC’s ‘Ready for Love’ Contestant Ben Patton Says, “When You’ve Fallen in Love, You Can’t Deny That It Exists”
Ben Patton. Photo: Anthony Mongiello, courtesy of Ben Patton.

By Whitney Baker Johnson

It’s no secret that dating-based reality shows like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are a huge hit among fans — even if they very rarely end with a match made in heaven (or on some Caribbean island, as is often the case). In twenty-four seasons of the ABC shows, only two couples, both from The Bachelorette, have made it to the altar: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter and Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. For those of us who can’t give up the hope that someone can find their soul mate on television, NBC introduces Ready for Love, a show that enlists three talented matchmakers to help three eligible men find the one thing missing in their lives: true love. Adding credibility to the show, which premieres tonight, are three big names: Eva Longoria is an executive producer, while Bill and Giuliana Rancic are the hosts. …On the edge of your seat? Click here for more.

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Apr 1, 2013 7

‘Ready for Love’ Host Giuliana Rancic Says, “Having a Strong Marriage is the Greatest Example You Can Set for Your Child”

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Ready for Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Ready for Love’ Host Giuliana Rancic Says, “Having a Strong Marriage is the Greatest Example You Can Set for Your Child”
Bill Rancic and Giuliana Rancic support each other during surrogate's miscarriage. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos

By Whitney Baker Johnson

Giuliana and Bill Rancic have a relationship that many of us admire, so it only makes sense that the couple was tapped to host NBC’s upcoming dating competition show Ready for Love. They’ve opened up their personal life to fans on their own reality show Giuliana and Bill on the Style Network, and now, they’ll be taking on a new role in front of the camera. “We absolutely love working together,” Giuliana says of the experience. “We banter back and forth quite a bit, but it’s all in fun.”

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Mar 30, 2013 3

Relationship Expert Tracy McMillan Says ‘Ready for Love’ Will Change the Way America Dates

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Ready for Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Expert Tracy McMillan Says ‘Ready for Love’ Will Change the Way America Dates
Tracy McMillan. Photo courtesy of NBC.

By Whitney Baker Johnson

Unlike both Matthew Hussey and Amber Kelleher-Andrews ” her fellow matchmakers on NBC’s upcoming reality show, Ready for Love ” Tracy McMillan considers herself to be a best friend matchmaker. “I come from the loving perspective of a friend who’s going to tell you the things that your real friends are afraid to say because you might get mad.”

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Mar 30, 2013 2

Relationship Matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews Chats ‘Ready for Love’

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Ready for Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews Chats ‘Ready for Love’
Amber Kelleher-Andrews. Photo courtesy of NBC.

By Whitney Baker Johnson

If you’re anything like us, then you’re anxiously awaiting for the premiere of NBC’s new dating reality series, Ready for Love. Not only will we have a front row seat as three very eligible bachelors search for love, but we’ll also be privy to the advice they receive from three renowned matchmakers, one of whom is Amber Kelleher-Andrews.

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Mar 28, 2013 4

Matthew Hussey Talks NBC’s ‘Ready for Love,’ ‘Get the Guy’ and Being a Life Coach

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Ready for Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Matthew Hussey Talks NBC’s ‘Ready for Love,’ ‘Get the Guy’ and Being a Life Coach
Matthew Hussey and Eva Longoria. Photo: Thumbs42/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Rachael Moore and Lori Bizzoco

It’s spring time now, and love is in the air. So much so, that NBC’s new dating competition show, Ready For Love, premiering Tuesday, April 9th, is already getting tons of buzz. The innovative series, with Executive Producer Eva Longoria and hosts Giuliana and Bill Rancic, follows three eligible men looking to find their soulmates. With twelve women vying for each man’s heart, three matchmakers provide their expertise and advice to guide them in their search for love.

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