I believe it started with "Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire" and the agony continues with "Age of Love," which is this new show where a set of attractive 20-somethings compete with a set of attractive 30-somethings for the heart (and body) of a 30-something guy. Am I the only one to have wondered why all these attractive women that could get a date just about anywhere, go gaga for one (usually dull) guy. They fall in love, get jealous, have visions of family and marriage with this guy within two episodes. Some of them even resort to name-calling and backstabbing. I suppose this makes it entertaining, but these women are either great actresses or they have serious issues. The women that lose end up in tears, thinking that their life is about over once the guy rejects her. Maybe they just want to be famous, but I guess getting it at the expense of their dignity is OK.
And they put up with the guy dating and being intimate with many women at one time. If only women not on the TV shows would be amenable to this. What's interesting is how the one guy / many women show phenomenon seems to have more staying power than the one women / many guys format shows like "The Bachelorette".
If you enjoy the shows, keep having fun. I don't want to stop anybody. The only reason I might watch is to see how ridiculously attached the women are to the featured man, and of course to observe the attractive women who are dressing to impress. (They tend to impress me too). But I do wonder how many shows like this we can stomach. There are only so many ways this set up can be spun to be considered fresh and unique. Perhaps it's time to move on to the next better reality TV show idea.