The Reality TV Guide to Finding Your Soul Mate
We've all done crazy things for love. Speed dating, pretending to like NASCAR, or even the truly scary: asking your friends to set you up. If you're not one of the lucky ladies who managed to find her soul mate thanks to a collision in the condiments aisle at the grocery store or a friendly puppy at the dog park, we've got an adventurous outlet for you: reality TV. Sure it's a little nutty, but so are relationships. Join the ranks of D-list TV stars, Flavor Flav, the Bachelors and Bachelorettes, and even '90s hunk Antonio Sabato Jr. in their sometimes-successful quest for love in front of the camera. If you're game to give it a shot, here are few pointers to finding a mate -- reality style.Third (or Fourth) Time's the Charm
One surefire way to find a potential hubby on a dating show is to be a reject -- and not in the typical loser sense. If you've had your heart broken on reality TV, there's a good chance you'll be the next lucky singleton to search for love in front of American audiences. Think about how the now-engaged Jillian Harris, the plucky brunette and most recent star of ABC's The Bachelorette, was rejected by Seattle native Jason Mesnick. This poisonous Prince Charming not only broke it off with Jillian during his stint on last season's The Bachelor, but he also had the audacity to ditch his final pick, Melissa Rycroft, for Molly Malaney, the runner-up. The recently rebuffed Jillian was asked back to the show -- this time in a starring role -- to give her another chance to find her fairy-tale romance. Here's once instance where it pays to be a loser.