‘The Bachelor’ Or ‘Survivor’? Which Show Is Better At Finding Everlasting Love?

Samantha Agate
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Everyone’s favorite Monday night guilty pleasure and Wednesday night adrenaline boost have one thing in common. The Bachelor and Survivor have both produced some ever-lasting love stories for couples who met on the shows. But it begs the question of which show is actually better to find love since they are both literally so different.

Let’s take a look at some of The Bachelor and Survivor couples that are still together. There have been over 20 happy couples to come out of The Bachelor franchise. That just goes to show you that the process actually does work and some people do end up finding their one true love.

Trista Rehn And Ryan Sutter Are The First ‘Bachelor’ Success Story

Trista Rehn was ABC’s first-ever ‘Bachelorette.’ She fell in love with Ryan Sutter during the show and the pair were engaged at the end of the season in 2003. It’s been 17 years of happiness for the couple who are married and now have two children together. According to an interview with US Weekly, Trista said the season was shot in six weeks but that was plenty of time for them to fall in love. Clearly, the short time frame that the show was filmed did not hinder these two from building a strong connection. This definitely does make a case as to why The Bachelor franchise might be a little more successful in helping people find love.


Ashley Herbert And J.P. Rosenbaum Are More In Love Than Ever Before

Ashley Hebert fell in love with J.P. Rosenbaum on season seven of The Bachelorette. They got engaged and their wedding was officiated by host Chris Harrison in 2012. The pair have two children together and even renewed their vows in 2018. Could they be more in love?


Catherine Guidici And Sean Lowe Thank The Show For Bringing Them Together

Sean Lowe shocked fans around the world when he chose Catherine Guidici at the end of season 17 of The Bachelor. Everyone was convinced he would go with runner-up Lindsay Yenter. But, the two have made their love last and had a live TV wedding in 2014. “When Sean and I first talked about having a family, we constantly talked about a house full of love and laughter,” Catherine said in an Instagram post. The pair have three children and look like they are enjoying their lives together.

Rachel Lindsay And Bryan Abasolo Made History On Her Season Of ‘The Bachelorette’

Rachel Lindsay was the first-ever black ‘Bachelorette’ in the show’s history. Her intelligence and wit won over audiences and the heart of Bryan Abasolo. They got engaged on the show and were married in the summer of 2019.


Other notable couples from the ‘Bachelor’ franchise include Jojo Fletcher and former NFL player Jordan Rogers. The pair are engaged after meeting on season 12 of The Bachelorette. They just celebrated four years together. Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert met on season two of Bachelor In Paradise where former contestants spend an unforgettable summer in Mexico. Their wedding was featured in an episode on season 20 of The Bachelor. They also have two children together, one of which was even delivered inside of the closet of their home. Carly Waddell and Evan Bass also met on the spinoff show and though it wasn’t love at first sight, they found their stride. They fell head over heels in love and got married in 2017. They have two children together. Now let’s get into some notable Survivor couples that have made their love last.

Amber Brkich And Boston Rob Mariano Are The OG ‘Survivor’ Couple

Boston Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich met on Survivor: All Stars. They did not hide their affection towards one another and were such an adorable new couple. Rob infamously proposed at the finale and Amber ended up winning the season. They were married in 2005 and even competed on two seasons of The Amazing Race together. They have four children together and both even returned to play in season 40, Survivor: Winners at War.


Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson Could Not Deny Their Chemistry

Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson fell in love on Survivor: Samoa. They kept their alliance a secret for the most of the game. Even though Whitney had somebody back home, she could not help her feelings for Keith. They got married in 2014 and competed on The Amazing Race that same year. Whitney said on Instagram “I love our love story & wouldn’t change a thing.”

Parvati Shallow and John Fincher Got Their Happy Ending

Parvarti Shallow won Survivor: Micronesia and was connected to John Fincher from Survivor: Samoa through mutual friends. She spoke to Entertainment Tonight about their first meeting saying “I remember being struck by how comfortable he felt to me. I was drawn to him instantly.” The pair were married in 2017 and welcomed a daughter in 2018.


Joe Anglim and Sierra Dawn Thomas Started Off As Friends

Joe Anglim and Sierra Dawn Thomas met in 2014 during Survivor: Worlds Apart. They were actually in separate alliances during the season. It wasn’t until the show stopped filming that the two became friends. There was no denying their chemistry and the two began dating. Five years later, Joe popped the question and the two were happily married in 2019. Joe said on Twitter “I married the love of my life, my soulmate, twin flame and very best friend. We have been blessed with incredible families, friends, and complete strangers who have affirmed us in more ways than we could ever imagine.”


Other notable Survivor contestants that made their love last after the show include Elizabeth Beisel and Jack Nichting. The pair met on Survivor: Island of the Idols in 2019 and are currently dating. Sebastian Lowe and Jenna Bowman met on Survivor: Ghost Island in 2017 and felt instant chemistry from the start. They were coy about their romance during the season but now have a very popular YouTube channel together. Erik Huffman and Jaime Dugan-Huffman met on the China season and got very close on the show in 2007. They got married in 2009 and have one child together. Alex Bell from Survivor: The Amazon and Kim Powers from Survivor: Africa met through the franchise. The pair were married in 2006.

So Which Show Produces Better Lasting Love Stories?

Clearly both The Bachelor and Survivor have so many differences. The whole premise of The Bachelor is to find love and make connections. While the main purpose of Survivor is to outwit, outplay and outlast everybody else on the show to win a cash prize. The Survivor contestants don’t get to stay in a mansion and go on extravagant dates or have private concerts. They are literally in the middle of nowhere wearing the same clothes every day and eating coconuts. But, it just goes to show you that even after not showering for over 30 days and having dirt under their fingernails does not prevent these contestants from finding love. You know you really love someone if you can look past the fact that you can’t keep up with personal hygiene on an island or feel your best.


However, because The Bachelor franchise has so many spinoff shows, there are more relationships that have been formed and more people that have gotten married. So both shows spark romance, but historically, The Bachelor has more success stories. Who has your favorite love story from The Bachelor or Survivor?

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