According to Bachelor Nation, a new "tell all" book about the US edition of "The Bachelor", during the first few seasons of the show the producers were "known to keep track of when the women in the house are menstruating," so they can interview the love-sick contestants on camera during that time of the month.
"When women cycled together in the house, it created a completely different vibe," Ben Hatta, a former "Bachelor" producer, told Kaufman. "So a girl's now crying mid-interview about nothing, or being reactionary to things that are super small. It helped the producers, because now you’ve got someone who is emotional — and all you want is emotion."
Post by Crossdresser on Aug 23, 2018 20:19:01 GMT -5
This question intrigued me. After a while I got lucky. I put the following string into Google: <the bachelor series tracks women's menstrual cycles>. On about the third page of search results, it seems Google Books published an excerpt from the book. I'm not going to post the URL, because they seem to be dynamic rather than static. Just look for the entry that begins with:
If you click on the link, it will take to the page where this topic is discussed.
There are a lot of articles on the web about the manipulation that takes place on this show. To me, it resembles a mild form of brainwashing.
The author of the book does not exactly specify how the producers tracked the menstrual cycles of the contestants. But these articles on the web and the excerpts from Google Books generally paint a picture of the producers (read:handlers) cozying up to the contestants to get information out of them. Social engineering, if you will.
I only saw the show twice, while visiting a sick friend. Regulars here know I am the cynic of the western world. It is pretty obvious to me the producers of the show play mind games with the contestants. I don't like reality shows in general because they really are not, well, real! If you have ever been to the taping of a national TV show, you will notice the employees of the show are very manipulative.
If you can read the book for free in your library, it will help you spot abusive practices in your relationships, at work, etc.
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2018 21:47:15 GMT -5 by Crossdresser: I completely revamped this thread after find the book excerpt from which the Page Six article came from.