I'll tell you who they are: They are women just like us.
Women who get super excited to watch the romantic dates play out, women who can relate to the process, and women who have a front-row view of all the action and are learning a thing or two about love as they create it.
And yet, the franchise has produced several ultra-gorgeous weddings and many more happily dating or engaged couples.
The official weddings are well known and often televised: Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Sean and Catherine Lowe, and so on.
franchise, I was either met with looks of utter disdain or whispered confessions of secretly watching.