Mike Fleiss, the reality show creator of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise on ABC–which had another successful run this summer, culminating with its traditional "After the Rose" special Tuesday night–tells the Los Angeles Times why we’ve seen eight Bachelors but only five Bachelorettes.
The reason. Fleiss says, is that men don’t generally compete for women with the same passion that women compete for men. When men get rebuffed thay are usually quick to say "Forget that chick. Let’s go to Hooters," Fleiss tells the LA Times in a long piece about the show.