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The Bachelorette Preview: Meet the Men!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at San Diego chapter.

Forget the summer countdown – we are officially in Bachelorette countdown mode! After being heartbroken and blindsided by Ben Higgins, we get to watch the gorgeous Jojo Fletcher begin her journey to find true love!

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Below is an introduction to the 25 men that will be vying for Jojo’s heart beginning May 23rd! Who do you think Jojo will fall for?

1. Alex

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Alex is a 25 year old, 5’7” U.S. Marine. He considers himself to be self-motivated, loyal, and intuitive. The most outrageous thing he has ever done is “ripped the door off a totaled, burning car and pulled the unconscious driver out to safety.” No big deal. He considers himself a romantic, and states “I love being in love and enjoy having someone look into my eyes and be able to just be themselves.”

From his interview at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/alex it seems clear that he could be a good match for Jojo!


2. Ali

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Ali is a 27 year old Bartender whose favorite movies are Midnight in Paris, Dumb and Dumber, and Her. He loves it when his date “dresses sexy.” To him, being married means “partnership in life, with limitless love and passion.” Sounds like something Jojo could be looking for.

There wasn’t as much information listed in his interview at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/ali , so it looks like we will be learning more about Ali on the 23rd!

3. Brandon

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 5/10

Brandon is 28 years old, 6’4”, with no tattoos. His occupation is “Hipster,” so he is guaranteed to be an interesting addition to this season. His ideal mate’s personality is “Adventurous, smart, cultural, great sense of humor. Someone who makes people around them better.”

Not quite sure what to think of Brandon yet. Check out Brandon’s interview at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/brandonfor more info!

4. Chad

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 3/10

Chad is a 28 year old, 6’2” Luxury Real Estate Agent with no tattoos. His all-time favorite movies include The Notebook, Runner Runner and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He seems like a pretty great option for Jojo until he states that his greatest achievement to date is “being born good looking.”

Let’s hope he was joking, otherwise he’s probably not going to be a great match for Jojo. Check out his interview at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/chad!

5. Chase

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Chase is 27 years old, 6’3” and a Medical Sales Representative. He has a lion tattoo and his definition of married is “one girl, one commitment – for the rest of forever. Your best friend.” He’s got the “aww” factor already.

Could Chase be the one for Jojo? Read more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/chase!

6. Christian

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Christian is 26, 5’11” and loves it when his date is “adventurous and open to new things.” He is a Telecom Consultant who describes his best friend (of the opposite sex) as “My mother is my best friend. She is my ultimate supporter and has been there every step of the way.” Again with the “aw” factor! Christian could be a good match for Jojo, but we will have to see on the 23rd. Check out more about him at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/christian!

7. Coley

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

Coley is 27 years old, 6’2” and a Real Estate Consultant! His three best attributes are his honesty, loyalty, and ambition. His favorite movies are Gladiator, The Godfather, and Dazed and Confused. His all-time favorite book is the Harry Potter series, so he already has my vote.

We don’t learn enough at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/coley to really know if he is going to be the one for Jojo, but we will find out next week!

8. Derek

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 8/10

Derek is 29, 6’3” and a Commercial Banker with no tattoos. When asked what marriage means to him, Derek states, “I’ve seen my parents work through life’s challenges and successes for 33 years, so I’m looking for someone ready to give as much as I will to make life fun and fulfilled.” So far, so good Derek!

We know that Jojo likes the tall, dark, and handsome thing, but maybe she’ll go for his “baby blues.” Check out more about him at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/derek!

9. Daniel

Jojo Compatibility Rating: -5/10

Daniel is 6’1”, 31 years old, and works as a Male Model. He doesn’t have any tattoos for the “same reason you don’t put stickers on a lambo.” So right away, we know that Daniel is very humble and only going on the Bachelorette for Jojo. Daniel’s biggest dates fear is “that she doesn’t look like she does in pictures. Or when on a date, she embarrasses me in a restaurant.” So we know he’s pretty much all about himself, especially when he says “I can have good manners and do little things which a girl would love.” Not getting very good vibes, Daniel.  But the cherry on top of his perfect first impression is when he states that he is more than comfortable wearing swimwear in public, because “why have a lambo if you park it in the garage?”

Check out more, if you dare, at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/daniel.

10. Evan

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 0/10

Evan is 33 years old, 5’11” and an Erectile Dysfunction Expert – so he’s going to have a lot to talk about at cocktail parties. If he could be anyone else for a day, he would select Donald Trump “just to see what the heck is in that guy’s head.” His deal breakers when it comes to relationships are girls with chipped nail polish and “girls who talk too much.” He also doesn’t like “narcissists, clingers” or “girls who have serious food allergies” (because that’s totally their fault). With all this being said, Evan considers himself a romantic, stating “I believe I’m in touch with my sexual energy and it’s very powerful and beautiful.”

Evan is going to be very interesting this season if he doesn’t go home on the first night. Check out more about him at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/evan!

11. Grant

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Grant is a 6’2”, 27 year old Firefighter with tattoos all over his upper body. His three best attributes are that he his thoughtful, good at making people smile, and that he makes people feel appreciated. His greatest achievement to date is “saving a life” (no big deal).

He seems like a pretty good catch, but we will have to see once Jojo meets him! Check out more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/grant!

11. Jake

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Jake is 27 years old, 6’1” and a Landscape Architect. He’s confident, seeing himself “married to the Bachelorette with our first child” in five years. He has no serious fears of any animals, and no tattoos. His three bets attributes are his humility, intellect, and courage.

We will have to wait and see what Jojo thinks! Check out more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/jake!

12. James F.

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

James F. is 34 years old, 6’2” and owns a Boxing Club. To him, marriage means “life-long commitment.” He would love to have the marriage that his parents has. His three best attributes are his drive and desire to succeed, his ability to make strangers feel welcome at his workplace, and his positive attitude.

Nothing too crazy going on with James F. We will have to wait and see how Jojo feels next week! Check out more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/james-f!

13. James S.

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

James S. is 27 years old, 6’1” and his occupation is Bachelor Superfan. So we could either take that as he is in between jobs, or he could be a CIA Agent that cannot disclose his true place of employment. Anyways, his three best attributes are his loyalty, sense of humor and wit, and intelligence. His favorite movies are Good Will Hunting, The Notebook and Top Gun. He considers himself a romantic, stating “I’ve been intimate with very few women because I think sex is very important and not to be taken lightly. Never had a one-night stand or any intimacy with anyone I haven’t gotten to know for a while.”

Not sure yet what to think of James S., but we will see very soon! Check out more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/james-s!

14. James Taylor

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

James Taylor is 29 years old, 6’2” and a Singer-Songwriter. His three best attributes are that he is funny, outgoing, and kind. He “loves making a girl smile” and his favorite flower is a red rose.

Will James Taylor serenade Jojo off her feet?Make sure to decide for yourself at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/james-taylor!

15. Jonathan

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

Jonathan is 29 years old, 6’1” and a Technical Sales Representative. His all-time favorite moveis are Forrest Gump, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Toy Story 3.  His best attributes are his sense of humor, calm demeanor, and his hair. He loves it when his date “pretends to reach for the bill” because he appreciates the effort. Jonathan also dislikes “pretty much all vegetables.”

Will he be a better match for Jojo, or perhaps Emily from last season? Check out more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/jonathan!

16. Jordan

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 9.5/10

Jordan is 27 years old, 6’2” and a Former Pro Quarterback who slightly resembles Shawn Booth. Jordan loves it when his date “wants to do something spontaneous” and hates it when she “doesn’t want to eat in front of [him].” His three best attributes are his humor, energy, and empathy. Jordan admires his grandparents most in the world (aww) because they “are the most loving people and best example of love and selflessness.”

It looks like Jordan has a strong chance at Jojo’s heart! Check out more about him at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/jordan!

17. Luke

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Luke is a 6’1”, 31 year old War Veteran with no tattoos. His three best attributes are his competence, patience, and empathy for others. To Luke, being married means “two people who consider themselves best friends, lovers and soulmates, decide to take on life together and build a life and family of their own.” Okay, that’s pretty cute Luke.

Check out more about Luke at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/luke!

18. Nick B.

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Nick B. is a 6’1”, 33 year old Electrical Engineer. He describes himself as “the party starter” and his three best attributes are his passion, intuitiveness, and athleticism. His favorite magazine is Ducks Unlimited. He describes himself as a lover that is “eager to please,” and his favorite flowers are “the red roses [he will] receive from the Bachelorette.”

We will have to see how Jojo feels about Nick B. Check out more at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/nick-b!

19. Nick S.

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

Nick S. is 26 years old, 6’1” and works as a Software Salesman. His three best attributes are that he is empathetic, transparent, and adaptable – all traits that will really help him stay sane on the Bachelorette! He has no tattoos and dislikes scary cheeses.

Find out more about Nick S. at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/nick-s!

20. Peter

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Peter is 26 years old, 5’11” and works as a Staffing Agency Manager. He considers his energy, personality and curiosity to be his three best attributes. He considers himself a good cook, and his greatest achievement has been getting promoted at every one of his jobs. His dream date would be “Doing something active, something where we have to communicate or explore something new. Scuba diving in Australia or Fiji has always been a dream of mine, then dinner on a beach.”

It sounds like Peter may be good with Jojo! Check out more about him at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/peter!


21. Robby

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 9.5/10

Robby is a 6’1”, 27 year old Former Competitive Swimmer. He considers himself to be motivated, handsome, and genuine. His favorite movies are Man on Fire, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Interstellar. If he could have dinner with one person, Robby says, “My grandfather on my mom’s side who I never had the chance to meet. My mom speaks so highly of him and tells me we are extremely similar in the men we grew to become.” That’s pretty freaking cute. He also loves to dress up in formal attire, and considers himself a “Hopeless romantic. Because there is nothing more satisfying than a genuine, big smile from the girl you would give the world to.”

Well, I’m pretty sure he’s perfect for Jojo! Check out more about Robby at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/robby!


22. Sal

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

Sal is 28 years old, 6’2”, and works as an Operations Manager. His three best attributes are his humor, dependability, and truthfulness. His all-time favorite movies are Jaws, Rocky, and Real Steel. He has a serious fear of snakes, and if he could have one superpower, it would be to fly.

We don’t know enough about Sal yet to truly know how well he will get along with Jojo, so we will have to wait and see. Check out more about Sal at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/sal!

23. Vinny

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

Vinny is a 28 year old, 6’ tall Barber. His three best attributes are that he is personable, hardworking, and driven. He likes to cook Italian food, and if he could have any superpower he would want to have the power of healing himself and other people.

We have to wait until next week to see how much Jojo likes Vinny! For now, check out more about him at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/vinny!


24. Wells

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 7/10

Wells is 31 years old, 6’ tall and works as a Radio DJ. He would describe himself as a party starter. His three best attributes are his competitiveness, wit, and honesty. The craziest thing he has ever done was cage dive with a great white shark in South Africa.

Wells seems very adventurous, and so does Jojo! Check out more about Wells at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/wells!

25. Will

Jojo Compatibility Rating: 6/10

Will is 26 years old, 6’2.5” tall and works as a Civil Engineer. He considers himself ambitious, sincere, and adventurous. His considers his worst traits to be his competitiveness, argumentativeness, and stubbornness, which he says he is working on. He does not consider himself to be a good cook, and he loves when is date “is able to make fun of herself.”

Will could be a good match for Jojo, we will just have to wait and see! Check out more about will at http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/cast/will!


So who are my top three?

Just as a premature prediction, I wanted to include who I think will make the final three.




It looks like this season is going to be fantastic, and we can’t wait!

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Hi! My name is Sam and I am a senior at UC San Diego! What I love most about San Diego are the beautiful sunsets, the carefree atmosphere, and of course, the beach! I am double majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science with the hope of pursuing a career in marketing! I joined the HerCampus team because I have a passion for writing and I want to share my ideas! Thank you! Email: slpaul@ucsd.edu Instagram: @sammipaul