The Bachelor State of the Union: What Did (and Didn’t Work) During Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Season

“Even though it was two minutes, you really saw that it was real and certainly how real it was for her and how she wanted to make this work,” he explained. “There was a lot of stuff we had to cut. There was stuff where they were talking about living together in Arizona and things like that, and you can see that this was real. That’s important. You have to remember everything is group dates up until the hometown dates and then it starts to be one-on-ones, so the deepening of the relationships—that’s something we’ll want to incorporate more. That’s important for everyone to see.”