The Proposal is officially America's new guilty pleasure.
From the creator of The Bachelor, ABC's new reality dating show premiered Monday, June 18 after an exciting all-new episode of The Bachelorette. Sold as a "soulmate pageant," viewers couldn't turn away from the new series, which promises a proposal at the end of a 60-minute time slot.
The show started off with mystery suitor Mike, a retired police officer, who sat behind a screen for most of the show, so as to stay hidden from the 10 potential suitors vying for his affection.
After a first impression round, the ladies of The Proposal stripped down to their skivvies to show off their bodies, and "be vulnerable," as one bathing suit-clad woman put it.
The third round features the women asking their mystery man his "most pressing romantic questions" before looking for approval from a trusted family member.
The show may be undeniably bizarre, and the promise of a proposal may be filled with loopholes, but America had no problem balancing their issues with the new series with their love for the can't-look-away quality.
They took to Twitter to commiserate.
#TheProposal is the best worst thing to ever happen to television— Matthew Tonis (@Tonis_The_Tiger) June 19, 2018
Am I watching #TheProposal?— Anna Libra (@Wheretomiss) June 19, 2018
Do I hate myself?
I’m here for the shitshow 🥂#TheProposal— Jessica Bishop (@TheJessentials) June 19, 2018
#theproposal is going to be the absolute stupidest thing I’ve ever watched, but you can bet that I’m going to watch the whole episode anyway— Kafui Sakyi-whatever (@KafuiSakyiaddo) June 19, 2018
if you think i’m gonna watch this ridiculous marriage pageant you are absolutely right. here i am. #theproposal— amanda (@mandamanda___) June 19, 2018
this show is honestly so stupid but like i’m watching it anyways we love prime time tv #TheProposal— 𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕟 (@trinitydude) June 19, 2018
Do I think it’s completely and utterly unrealistic and ridiculous to think someone can find their soulmate in one hour? YES. Am I going to watch anyways? YES. #TheProposal— Abbie Wright (@abbie_wright22) June 19, 2018
The Proposal airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
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