Not everyone got their happy ending.
In the game of love, some will win, and some will lose. And losing always hurts, especially when it happens on television for the entire world to see—just ask the runners-up of the ABC hit dating reality series The Bachelor (and Bachelorette). The series, which premiered all the way back in 2002, has since spawned several spinoffs and dozens more gut-wrenching heartbreaks. Some contestants turned their lemons into lemonade, and others...well, not so much.
Here, we catch up with the runners-up from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to find out what and how they're doing after not finding love.