If you’ve ever watched The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, you know there’s drama-and lots of it! If you’ve ever read a Chick Lit, you know that the main character is (usually) strong, independent, and confidant.
Yes, I got sucked into watching “The Bachelor” this time around because of Ben Flajnik. It all started when I began watching The Bachelorette only to see what practically every woman I know was talking about. Sadly, I was hooked on watching Ashley Herbert date these guys, and sadly break Ben’s heart by accepting J.P. Rosenbaum’s proposal. I say this because I’m not a girly girl. I rarely get along with other women, and I highly dislike drama — of any kind. On The Bachelorette there was some drama (remember Bentley?), but now that I’m watching The Bachelor I don’t think that I’ve ever seen, or heard, so much D.R.A.M.A. (the tears, the high strong emotions, the cat-fights…and more). It’s obvious that these girls have a confidence issue(S) — yes, with a capitol “S!” This just might be the last season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but for Ben’s sake I’m going to hang in there.
While the female main characters in Chick Lit books have struggles, they aren’t dramatic (though some have friends with a drama-filled life). Of course these women have daily struggles, but again, they aren’t dramatic. The characters might cry, throw things, or feel hurt, but aren’t they just experiencing the same feelings and/or thoughts that we as humans feel too? They go get what they want, and that’s what’s so awesome about Chick Lit women, but they do it in a non-dramatic way! (We rule!)