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The Bachelor is an ABC reality show that debuted in 2002 and showcases one eligible bachelor going on romantic dates with bachelorettes until one final lady is left standing. The series airs each winter and shows the Bachelor star dating 25 or so ladies via a variety of individual and group dates. At the end of each set of dates is a rose ceremony, where some women are eliminated. The season continues until the final rose ceremony, which typically ends with a proposal and oftentimes a split a few months down the road. The show now includes versions airing in other countries as well as the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise spinoff shows.