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In times of dating apathy and insincerity, it took a himbo to save “The Bachelor” franchise

In times of dating apathy and insincerity, it took a himbo to save “The Bachelor” franchise

[ad_1] If you’ve never watched “The Bachelor” before, you’re not alone. Vanessa Vivas hadn’t until this season, but she says, “Because of Joey and the hype around him I got sucked in.” Deep in the artistic warehouse neighborhood of Bushwick, a live “Bachelor” watch party is in full swing at Syndicated Bar on Monday night. Women in secondhand Levi’s jeans and claw clips dominate the popular Brooklyn space. I’ve been here countless times to watch “The Bachelor” and its spinoffs “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” but I’ve never seen it like a can of Pillsbury croissant dough ready to burst out of its cylinder. I even had to stand on the edge of the entrance, watching over 100 people, mostly women, chatter in anticipation. “I do see you for the entirety of who you are.” The numbers bear this out. While the Season 28 premiere drew in a hefty 6.02 million viewers over its first week (taking into account ABC, Hulu and multiplatform views), the viewership has snowballed as the season barrels on. Each week draws an …