The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette Runners-Up: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

While we can’t wait to see who Andi Dorfman picks on season 10 of The Bachelorette and invest in that love story like it’s our own, we also know with a certain dread that one man will get thisclose to love only to be turned away at the Final Rose. It’s the nature of the beast, and while we know it has to be, the final elimination never fails to pulverize our tender hearts. The lead’s choice is not always ours, and there have been plenty of runners-up who we wouldn’t have kicked out of bed for eating crackers.

So while we’re dreaming about Andi’s wedding dress, her ring, and the house of bouncing babies she’ll eventually make with her genetic superiority, we’ll also feel the loss of her second choice, who we’ll imagine to be wandering about the streets aimlessly, waiting for someone, anyone, to hand him a rose.

To ease the pain of that image, we turned to the runners-up of past seasons to see what they’ve been up to since they were told “thanks, but no thanks” on national television. We wanted to make sure they still exist after leaving the show because, if they do, then we know we’ll be able to stalk track down Andi’s current cast-offs once they’re gone as well. So where are the men who once graced our screens looking for love? Click through to see.