Ratings for Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette have been pretty meh, despite the fact that ABC gathered some of the hottest suitors in the history of the show to woo the Atlantan. So what’s the problem? According to one psychotherapist, Andi is just too darn with it — translation, buh-oring.

For Science of Relationships, Erica Djossa writes, Andi “exudes many of the necessary qualities needed to create a healthy, long-term, committed relationship.” According to the love doc, Andi exhibits a secure attachment style in her relationships, meaning she’s “pretty solid” and “doesn’t play games.” Unfortunately, for most viewers of reality television, games are exactly what we want to see.

“The reality is that security doesn’t always create juicy reality TV,” writes the doc. “When someone is well-rounded and in control of his or her reactions, it doesn’t have us all sitting on the edge of our seats.” The therapist has a point — the American people do love us some train wrecks, cough, Jenelle Evans, cough.


Some may argue that maybe the franchise that’s been on since the dawn of television is just losing steam, but that wouldn’t explain why The Bachelor Season 16’s Courtney Robertson’s tell-all tome I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends is now enjoying its third week on The New York Times bestseller list. Hint, her book is chock full of drama — something Andi just hasn’t been delivering this season.

So does that mean we simply can’t have a down-to-earth lead on The Bachelor or Bachelorette? If that’s the case then get ready to be disappointed, Chris Soules fans — the hot farmer is way too composed for drama fans. Good thing his dimples alone are sure to send ratings through the roof!

What do you think? Are Andi’s ratings low because she’s too normal, or is something else at play? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Science of Relationships