Four weeks have now passed on Bachelor in Paradise, which means it’s time for those lucky few who have coupled up to start deciding whether they’re in it to win it. Or something like that.

Personally, I think this whole thing is a sham. I don’t really see how you can decide whether or not you want to spend the rest of your life with someone after just a month, but hey, what do I know? And look, there’s Tanner and Jade, real-life proof that you can find love in Bachelor in Paradise.

For those in need of a refresher, Tanner and Jade were on the show last season. They got engaged at the end and married in the fall. It was televised on ABC, because of course it was. In the eyes of the Bachelor, this qualifies them to become couples therapists. The expert couple was brought back to Paradise this week so that they could meet with every pair and give a date card to the one they felt was most deserving.

I’d make fun of Tanner and Jade more, but I actually feel bad for them. These two had to spend a few hours listening to a dozen people open up about their relationships. That sounds like hell.

Jared and Caila ended up earning Tanner and Jade’s date card. But before we get to those still in Paradise, let’s touch on those who said goodbye.


Vinny: Poor Vinny. No sarcasm there, either. Dude got screwed, and not in the good way. He spends the entire four weeks coupled up with Izzy, only to see it go down in flames because Izzy was physically attracted to another man. (We’ll touch on this more later on.)

Just look how sad he is.

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Yaron Weitzman is a freelance writer based in New York whose work frequently appears on The Comeback, SB Nation and in SLAM Magazine. He's also been published on SB Nation Longform, The Cauldron, Tablet Magazine and in the Journal News. Yaron can be followed on Twitter @YaronWeitzman