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7 Reasons Why ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Should Send Shawn Home

When we started this journey, we never thought this day would come. What day is that you ask? The one when we began seriously questioning whether or not we were willing to tolerate Shawn’s annoying side for the sake of his supreme hotness. We hate to say that this week had us wishing that Kaitlyn would make the tough decision for all of us and send loverboy packing. Sure, we still think Shawn might be redeemable if he promises to take a step back as he and Kaitlyn discussed, but we also have plenty of good reasons as to why that step back should probably lead him straight on home.

1. This is the name of the game.

Look, Shawn. We totally understand that Kaitlyn told you she thought you were the one. This happened rather conveniently off camera, but we do believe you. Still, she can’t just dump the rest of the guys and run away with you. Although it may not look like it, The Bachelorette is a well-oiled machine with a set of rules bound by contract. Everyone who’s ever been a part of this franchise has felt this sort of jealousy—that is, if they even remotely cared about the person they’re pursuing. So understand what you signed up for and go through the motions. If you can’t do that, please pack your bags.

2. It’s way too serious.

The relationships that move the fastest are often the ones that stall midway through the process. We usually see this with the recipients of the first impression rose—who got that again? Oh wait, it was Shawn—and he also scored the first one-on-one. It’s great to feel special in the beginning, but there’s little left to sustain that once Kaitlyn starts making connections with the other guys. We, at first, thought it was sweet that Shawn had already fallen for Kaitlyn, but now that seems like a liability. You’re not picking out the engagement ring just yet, so it’s okay to slow it down for the time being.

3. They might do better outside of this situation.

In an ideal world, Shawn and Kaitlyn would’ve met and dated like actual normal adults. But it is what it is. They obviously care a lot about each other. If Shawn leaves the show before the final rose, who’s to say the two couldn’t pair back up outside the Bachelorette realm? We have a feeling that if he had her to himself he wouldn’t be so clingy.

4. The show is just making him look bad.

Do you really want this to be your reputation, Shawn? Your unbearable snoring is surprisingly the least of your worries. Say you end up with Kaitlyn. America is pretty fed up with your antics right now, and you have a long way to go in repairing this damage before we’re going to accept you as Kaitlyn’s fiancé. Because believe it or not there are relationship struggles everywhere, all the time. And we’re not quite sure you can handle them.

5. He’s going to flip when he finds out about Nick.

Oh boy. The big secret. If Shawn was miffed about Nick sitting on Kaitlyn’s couch after their one-on-one last week, just wait until he finds out they were doing a lot more than talking. We’d rather ignore that this conversation has to happen eventually, but when it inevitably does, it’s really going to hit the fan. 

6. The jealousy, brooding, and tears are getting old.

Sorry but we think we know why you’re still single. We were stumped when you showed up with your Ryan Gosling face and thick Southern accent. But if you constantly sit around stewing like this no wonder you’re still on the market. No offense.

7. He’s better than this. (We think.)

Despite all your wrongdoing, Shawn, we’re still pretty much in love with you. And let’s face it, you’re obviously Kaitlyn’s best option. So we’re willing to forgive if next week you keep yourself in check. We honestly feel that you’re better than this show, but if this is what you want we’re behind you 100 percent!

Should Kaitlyn send Shawn home or wait around until things get better, collegiettes?

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.