Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Says ‘Bachelor’ Concept ‘Barely Works’ for Finding LoveCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Says ‘Bachelor’ Concept ‘Barely Works’ for Finding Love

By Diana Iscenko

In the latest celebrity news, Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. says the reality TV show’s concept “barely works” when it comes to finding love off-camera. On a recent episode of the Couple Things With Shawn and Andrew podcast, Luyendyk Jr. reveals how he feels the show is unrealistic: ”It’s not natural to have two people that you [have], at the end, and then have to break up with one person and get engaged to another person an hour later.” The Bachelor alum isn’t completely writing off the show as he married his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. Despite not giving his wife the final rose, Lyendyke Jr. and Burnham tied the knot at their celebrity wedding in January 2019. Burnham also told the podcast, “it’s so hard to [build trust] in such a short amount of time.”

In celebrity news, Arie Luyendyk came out saying that The Bachelor is ‘unnatural’ when it comes to finding love. What are some unique ways to go about finding love?

Cupid’s Advice:

Most couples meet a partner through mutual friends or dating apps. We can’t all sign up for The Bachelor, but there’s always other ways to meet a new partner. If you’ve given up on blind dates and Tinder conversations, Cupid has some advice for you:

1. Throw a singles party: Crowded singles events can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. Instead, throw a party and ask all your invitees to bring one single friend. Do something you enjoy—like a karaoke night or a cocktail party—to take the pressure off finding a potential partner.

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2. Dress outside your comfort zone: You may be passing by people every day that might want to talk to you. There’s no better excuse for them to speak up when you dress in a way that stands out in a crowd. Dye your hair a fun color or dress in a unique style. Whatever you’re comfortable with that draws attention!

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3. Slide into someone’s DMs (nicely!): Take advantage of people you’re already connected with on social media. Keep your eyes peeled for posts that show what the person cares about. Try starting a conversation based on something you know you have in common. Don’t send them a generic “hey” if you want to get an actual conversation going.

How do you put yourself out there for a new relationship? Start a conversation in the comments below!