From The Heartbreakers To The Hated: The 10 Most Infamous ‘Bachelor’ & ‘Bachelorette’ Villains

Between the suspenseful music, shots of a teary-eyed bachelorette, and words flashing across the screen proclaiming “the worst bachelor is back,” the previews for tonight’s episode of the rose-filled dating show promise the moment that millions of fans have been waiting for– the return of this season’s super-villain.

In the past few episodes of The Bachelorette, viewers have been watching Ashley Hebert be manipulated by and obsess over the crude Bentley Williams, who always had a barrage of terrible, misogynistic insults to tell the cameras behind her back, such as  “I would literally rather be swimming in pee than planning a wedding with her.”

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Regardless of how real reality dating shows such as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette may be, every season has at least one real-world jerk that reminds the audience that even on television, it’s best not to view dating through rose colored glasses.

Click through the gallery to see the 10 most infamous villains in Bachelor/ Bachelorette history– the hated, the heartbreakers, and those just there for their 15 minutes of fame– and then comment below and tell us what you think!