In March, ABC released the names, ages, and photos of all 32 suitors for Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette, and many were shocked to learn that the 38-year-old leading lady’s suitors ranged 23 to 42 years of age.
And while many will argue that ‘age is just a number,’ only two of these men are Crawley’s age or older — 38-year-old Mike T. from Canada and 42-year-old Bret E. from Utah. Her youngest suitor, a whopping 15 years her junior, is 23-year-old James C. from Chicago.
Crawley was a bold choice to lead the 16th season of the dating series, considering that prior to her casting, the oldest woman ABC ever chose to lead “The Bachelorette” was Rachel Lindsay, who turned 32 while her season was filming in 2017.
But despite ABC’s efforts to promote love for older people, lately, it feels more like “The Bachelor” casting department is hell-bent on setting up its stars with younger matches.
However some of Bachelor Nation does not necessarily agree with the age of the men cast. NEXT page…