'The Bachelorette' Season 16: Meet the 31 young men vying to win Clare Crawley's heart
There certainly seems to be a lot of drama that's in store for us
ABC is taking every possible opportunity to declare that the upcoming Season 16 of 'The Bachelorette' is like nothing we have ever seen before and that might just be true. Right from Covid-19 not only impacting the filming but also the casting choice for the show and the rumors of the bachelorette, Clare Crawley, quitting the show midway after falling head-over-heels in love with one of the bachelors, there certainly seems to be a lot of drama that's in store for us. But before we go on a journey with Clare to watch her find the man of her dreams, let's first meet the 31 bachelors who are willing to fight it out for Clare's heart.
This 28-year-old California boy, who also happens to be a software salesman, is certainly all set to win Clare's heart. AJ identifies himself as a modern Muslim and is looking for a partner that will "intellectually challenge him" and ensure that their life is fun as they grow old together. He is keen to pursue Clare because he thinks she is extremely mature and experienced. He was cast on the show as part of the coronavirus recasting.
Ben Smith might just be 29-years-old but the personal trainer has sure seen a lot in life. After he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, he became an Army Ranger. During his stint as a ranger, Ben suffered from a back injury that made him re-evaluate his life. Following his recovery, he decided not to return to active duty. Ben's passion for health and nutrition, pushed the former ranger to become a personal trainer and motivate people to stay healthy. He is more than ready to get married as soon as he finds the right woman to settle down with. Ben reportedly is looking for a woman who he can communicate openly with and is emotionally available.
As a handsome and successful wealth management consultant in New York, Bennett is no stranger to being pursued by women. But the 36-year-old Harvard graduate is ready for some challenge and wants to sweep Clare off her feet. According to him, his current lifestyle is everything that he ever dreamt of. He practices yoga in the mornings, which is followed by walking the High Line in his favorite Belgian loafers and indulging in delicious meals in the city's best restaurants.
If Blake Monar's dashing good looks didn't capture your attention, then his background will certainly do. Growing up, baseball was everything for Blake, he even managed to secure a spot and play in the major leagues. But a neuromuscular injury forced the 31-year-old into early retirement from his dream profession. But he didn't let this setback push him down, he instead moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and set up a cosmetic company. Blake is looking for a woman who is the best version of herself and is secure in her skin. His ideal romantic date includes cooking dinner at home and watching movies in sweatpants.
While Blake's professional life is shining bright, his personal life could use some help. As all his friends began getting married one after the other, Blake found himself as the last single man of his group. So, he too decided to turn the page onto the next chapter of his life and settle down with a lovely woman. His dream partner is someone outdoorsy, beautiful and fun. She should also be comfortable with his larger than life personality. Blake believes that Clare Crawley is the woman of her dreams and can't wait to take her home and introduce her to his friends.
Brandon is a 28-year-old real estate agent and model. After spending a few years in New York, he is ready to head back to his home in Ohio and settle down. He reportedly loves to date older women and his most recent date was a 38-year-old woman. He is looking for a woman who is spontaneous and a team player when it comes to raising family. He strictly wants to avoid "Debbie-Downers" as he enjoys seeing his date happy and enjoying.
After losing his father at a young age, Brendan made it his life's mission to become a father. This 30-year-old roofer from Massachusetts loves watching true crime shows, working out, and hanging out with his friends. He describes himself as a true romantic.
After ending a toxic relationship with his previous partner, Chasen is ready to find his future bride. Chasen is a 31-year-old IT Account Executive, who enjoys competitive swimming. Although he has never met anybody who had him thinking of marriage, he hopes to get married and have a long, happy marriage like his parents, who have been together for 35 years.
Just like Chasen. Chris's previous relationship ended on a bad note, which left him wondering if he was even meant to find love. After spending some time working through the breakup, Chris is now ready to move on. His dream girl is someone who is sharp, witty and loves to travel.
According to the grapevine, Clare Crawley reportedly fell head over heels in love with this 31-year-old former pro football player. She was so taken by him that she refused to go on dates with anyone else and eventually quit the show. The couple is rumored to be engaged. After playing for NFL for four-years, Dale decided to step away from it and moved to New York to pursue a career in consulting for sports wellness and lifestyle brands.
Demar is a 26-year-old spin cycling instructor from Arizona. His passion for spinning made him one of the most sought after spinning instructors in his town. He is looking for a woman who will appreciate his appetite for success and can get along well with his family.
29-year-old Eazy played in the NFL for four years before he decided to move into the field of sports marketing. As a hopeless romantic, he is looking for a woman who can be the other half of their power couple. He also wants her to be career-oriented while knowing how to balance work and fun.
Ed, a 36-year-old health care salesman, is more than ready to settle down and get married after staying single and dating around for over a year. He is looking for a woman with natural beauty and who can joke around and be playful.
Garin is a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California and loves it. The 34-year-old Florida native is looking for an ambitious woman who has her own goals and is ready to pursue their dreams together.
Ivan is a 28-year-old aeronautical engineer from Dallas, who builds jets for the US military. He is ready to settle down with someone who is smart and beautiful. Intelligence is a huge turn-on for Ivan, who enjoys nothing more than debating with his lady love about various topics.
After leaving the NFL to prioritize his health, Jason started a career in IT staffing and solutions. The 31-year-old loves visiting historical monuments and kayaking across the Potomac river. He is looking for a woman who can keep up with his big personality and sarcasm.
Jay is a personal trainer who runs his own training center. As a hopeless romantic, he claims that when he falls in love he loves his partner unconditionally and hopes that she feels it.
Jeremy is the oldest contestant to ever appear on 'The Bachelor' franchise at 40. He is a banker from Washington DC. He describes his perfect woman as cute, easy-going and funny. He loves bold women who aren't afraid to challenge him when the opportunity presents itself. Jeremy loves volunteering, and when he isn't working at his fancy bank job, he spends as much time as he can mentoring children with disabilities.
As a 36-year-old anesthesiologist from New York City, 2020 has been a hard year for Joe. He not only fought Covid-19 at the frontline but also survived it. He is now ready to settle down and start a family. He is looking for a woman who physically fit and passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He was once voted Top 20 Most Eligible Doctors and Medical Professionals in New York City.
After losing his father unexpectedly at the young age of eight, Jordan became the man of his house and took on the responsibility of caring for his family. Today he is a software account executive, who is ready to take on the role of husband. His dream woman is someone with a great smile and enjoys working out at the gym with him.
Jordan M's quest for his dream woman has led him to Clare Crawley. He is looking for a woman with depth and wants to date someone who is mature and knows what she wants.
After spending the past several years in relationships with "no strings attached", Kenny is finally ready to find his perfect woman to settle down with. The 39-year-old boy band manager knows what exactly he wants. He is looking for a woman who had great looks and personality. He also wants someone that isn't controlling.
Mike is ready to settle down with the woman of his dreams after his previous relationship ended on a bad note. He is looking for a woman who shares similar values as him and is honest and trustworthy. He also needs her to get the seal of approval from his mother and sister.
Page is a 37-year-old chef from Austin, Texas.
Riley is a 30-year-old attorney from Long Island, New York.
Robby is a 31-year-old insurance broker from Tampa, Florida.
Tyler C. is a 27-year-old lawyer from Morgantown, WV.
Yosef is a 30-year-old medical device salesman from Daphne, AL.
Zac is an addiction specialist from Haddonfield, NJ.
Zach is a 37-year-old cleaning service owner, from St. George, UT.
'The Bachelorette' Season 16 premiers on Tuesday, October 13 at 8/7c only on ABC.