Who Was the Worst Bachelor?

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After he proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, ghosted her in brutal fashion, dated Madison Prewett for like a day, and then finally wound up with Kelley Flanagan, Peter Weber earned a reputation as the worst Bachelor of all time.

It's not hard to see why the guy is so widely disliked -- after all, he wasted everybody's time, delivered a painfully anti-climactic conclusion, and broke quite a few hears with his indecisiveness.

But while it's not often that you'll find us defending Pilot Pete here at THG, we have to push back against the idea that he's the unequivocally the worst Bachelor of all time.

Sure, he's the most recent to deliver a total letdown of a season -- but he's certainly not the first.

So join us on a trip down Fantasy Suite memory lane as we take a look at the rose master generals who were more thorn than blossom and attempt to determine who was really the biggest dud among the studs.

Take a look:

1. The Front-Runner

The Front-Runner
You might hear the term "worst Bachelor of all-time" bandied about a lot in reference to Peter Weber. But as you're about to find out, Pilot Pete actually has quite a bit of competition in that department.

2. Nick Viall

Nick Viall
First on our list is Nick Viall. We know what you're thinking -- Nick's not such a bad guy. In fact, he still hosts a wildly popular podcast about all things Bachelor Nation. But that's exactly our point ...

3. Viall Behavior

Viall Behavior
If you google the term "here for the wrong reasons," Nick's face should be the first to pop up. From the start, this guy made it perfectly clear that he loves the limelight more than he could ever love any romantic partner.

4. Not Taking the Hint

Not Taking the Hint
Nick won the first impression rose from lawyer Andi Dorfman and made it to her final round, where he lost to Josh Murray. He then weaseled his way into Kaitlyn Bristowe's season. Next, he appeared on Bachelor In Paradise, before finally landing a role as The Bachelor in 2016.

5. A Domestic Partnership With Chris Harrison

A Domestic Partnership With Chris Harrison
Nick proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi at the conclusion of his season, but they broke up shortly thereafter. No great surprise, there. After all, this man is already in a committed relationship with the Bachelor franchise.

6. Jason Mesnick

Jason Mesnick
Like Peter, Jason was undone by his inability to make a damn decision. He initially proposed to Melissa Rycroft, but later decided she wasn't the one and dumped her on air.

7. Can't Argue With That

Can't Argue With That
"You are such a bastard," she said him, post-dumping. "I wish more than anything on that last day you would have just let me go." We're pretty sure all of Bachelor Nation agreed with her assessment of the situation.

8. Happy Ending?

Happy Ending?
On the bright side, Jason is still married to his second choice, Molly Malaney. Of course, that's probably not Melissa's idea of a happy ending.

9. Brad Womack

Brad Womack
Then there's Brad Womack, who got two turns as Bachelor and didn't propose to ANYONE his first time around!

10. Second Time's Not the Charm

Second Time's Not the Charm
Fans didn't love that decision, but at least the guy stuck to his guns. His second time around, he proposed to Emily Maynard. The two broke up shortly thereafter to the surprise of absolutely no one.

11. Ben Flajnik

Ben Flajnik
You might be surprised to see Ben Flajnik on this list, as there's really nothing to dislike about the guy.

12. Courting Robertson

Courting Robertson
But Ben proposed to Courtney Robertson, who was probably the most disliked woman in her cast. The move didn't earn Flajnik many fans, and few were surprised when Courtney wrote a scathing tell-all after the two of them broke up.

13. Colton Underwood

Colton Underwood
Speaking of likable guys who were total duds as Bachelors, football-playing virgin Colton spent so much of his season shedding tears that we never got to see the fun-loving guy these women were supposed to be falling in love with.

14. On the Fence

On the Fence
Sure, he eventually delivered some dramatic fireworks when he infamously hopped that fence, but for the most part, it felt like Colt didn't really want to be there (and he DEFINITELY didn't want to be in the Fantasy Suite).

15. Quarantined With Cassie

Quarantined With Cassie
He eventually proposed to Cassie Randolph, but given their lack of chemistry, it didn't come as much of a surprise when these two went their separate ways during quarantine.

16. Chris Soules

Chris Soules
Like a reverse Jimmy Carter, Chris was just fine as Bachelor -- but his life became an absolute mess after he left the show.

17. Big Yikes

Big Yikes
In 2017, Chris killed an elderly man in a hit-and-run accident near his home in Iowa.

18. Quite a Duo

Quite a Duo
These days, he's dating Victoria Fuller, another of the franchise's most divisive figures. We assume they're hatching a villainous scheme somewhere as we speak. We kid. They both seem to mean well. They just have issues.

19. Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Other contestants might have had a hard time making their final decision, but no one effed it up quite like Arie.

20. A Gross Beginning

A Gross Beginning
After proposing to Becca Kufrin, he sleazed his way into the DMs of some other contestants and eventually proposed to Lauren Burnham ... IN FRONT OF BECCA! Really disgusting stuff, my guy!

21. Peter Weber

Peter Weber
That brings us to Peter Weber, who -- as we already mentioned -- also had a REALLY hard time choosing a winner.

22. Peter and Kelley

Peter and Kelley
These days, Peter is happily dating Chicago-based attorney Kelley Flanagan, but the two of them got together only after he sent her home in fifth place, slept with two other women, proposed to one of them, and tried to start a relationship with a third.

23. Be Careful!

Be Careful!
We wish them all the best -- but we also hope Kelley knows what she's getting into.

24. Juan Pablo Galavais

Juan Pablo Galavais
Topping our list, of course, is Juan Pablo Galavais, who's not only the worst Bachelor of all time, but one of the worst men to ever appear on reality TV ... which is really saying something.

25. What a Guy

What a Guy
Juan Pablo slut-shamed one of his contestants so brutally that ABC was forced to issue an apology. He made homophobic remarks about the possibility of a gay Bachelor and was removed from Dancing With the Stars as a result.

26. Just the Worst

Just the Worst
He eventually proposed to Nikki Ferell, but refused to tell her he loved her on camera, even after Chris Harrison basically begged him to do so.

27. The Triumph of Clare

The Triumph of Clare
But hey, it wasn't all bad. Clare Crawley putting Juan Pablo in his place is one of the great moments in Bachelor history. And as a reward, Clare will be the next Bachelorette! Hopefully, she'll have MUCH better luck this time.

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