Top 5 Love Lessons from "The Bachelorette" (Andi in Belgium)

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Each week, we at make the huge and sometimes painful sacrifice of watching each entire episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette" to glean all the important lessons of love that can be learned from the participants' mistakes so you don't have to.

  1. It's honorable to take the process of falling in love seriously (Marcus), but would it kill you to crack a joke once in a while? There's a reason why people rank "sense of humor" as one of the most important qualities they look for in a mate.

  2. To quote Nick: "You'll never get what you want if you don't ask for it."

  3. Guys, it's great to be in touch with your emotions and allow yourselves to cry, even publicly (Nick, Dylan) -- sincerely -- but now you've got to work on being able to express your emotions, whether good or bad, verbally. Tripping over your words (Nick), being uber-vague about your feelings (Nick, Josh) -- these things are only mildly endearing for so long.

  4. Sour grapes aren't very appealing. You can't control how others (Nick) behave, you (all the other bachelors) can only control your own behavior and hope that it will serve you karmically in the end. So don't be the nice guy who becomes a bad guy by railing against the original bad guy.

  5. Never stay at a hotel that will give any rando who knows your name a key to your room!