There being three bachelorettes—as opposed to the traditional one—causes drama to increase exponentially.first introduced this format in the 60s where a contestant would ask three potential suitors questions in order to flush out who would be the best date for them, based on the answers they would receive.And by the end, they were asked who they'd like to date: partner 1, partner 2, or neither.

The fifth wheel didn't serve much purpose outside of being a provocateur, and rarely had an effect on whether love blossomed between the contestants.

Halfway through the double date, the contestants would switch partners.

This endless slew of programs all surrounding relationships are some of the most popular on television.

Even programs that aren’t directly about relationships, like for example, end up highlighting how relationships uphold in stressful situations.

Now you can’t watch a single dating show without hearing it come out of the mouth of someone who's had too much red wine.

long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.The masks helped ensure that the bachelorette would make her decision based on internal beauty instead of relying on external attraction, but viewers never got to see who she picked because the show was cancelled after five episodes. Who knew she ventured into the world of romantic reality TV?Why enjoy a normal ol' blind date when you could go on a blind date chaperoned by your ex?In this particular relationship-based reality TV show, somewhere around 20 squealing, pining, and dare I say desperate women were all vying for the attention of one very eligible bachelor.Based on several weeks and dates in getting to know the contestants the bachelor would eliminate girls based on how he felt about his remaining options.“It’s the one currency around the world that everybody uses and everybody understands. Sutter is thankful that she didn’t have to deal with Twitter when she was first on the air.