The Mormon Bachelorette

by Jon Pinney on September 21, 2010

Some of you may know that I am participating in The Mormon Bachelorette.  Yep, you read that right :)

If you are familiar with the ABC TV show “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette“, then you probably have a pretty good idea of what it’s like (though a much tamer version lol).

The Mormon Bachelorette is a woman named Aubrey Messick.  She’s from southern California, and her and her friends got together and decided to put on their own version of the Bachelorette (no connection to the original show).  She’s going on 22 dates before she narrows it down to eight, and then one.  This past Saturday I had the opportunity to take her out.  I was date #3.  To see how the date went, check out the official blog of The Mormon Bachelorette.

I’m not going to blog much about how it went here (or anywhere), but I will say that I had a great time and hope I get another chance to take her out.


Ok, so I found another blog tied to The Mormon Bachelorette.  It’s pretty funny, and the “Reality Nephi” has some funny stuff to say about each date.  Go here to see what he has to say about mine.  Whoever writes for the blog does a good job.

Also, they talk about me on This Week In Mormon (a podcast about what’s happening each week in the Mormon world).  If you do listen (at the 8 minute mark), they don’t really say anything nice about me.  It’s interesting to have people who have never met me before giving their opinions of me.

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Tracy Mills September 21, 2010 at 1:20 am

You are going to be on? My friend that I grew up with is hosting that. How fun! Good luck!

The Lyle September 21, 2010 at 5:41 am

NICE WORK BACANASO! Seriously, you made me proud getting your romance on. Good luck making it to the elite eight.

Jon Pinney September 21, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Thanks Tracy :) I actually already went on a date with Aubrey this past weekend. We’ll see if I make it to the next round. She’s still got a lot of dates to go on.

Verdugo – thanks Lyle… it was a ton of fun and definitely worth the experience, even if it doesn’t go further. She’s a cool girl

TWiM September 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm


It’s a comedy show. We’re sure you’re a very splendid individual with a lot going for you, and while we appreciate the exposure from being on your site, we do hope you know that it’s all friendly ribbing and in good humor.

This Week in Mormons Staff

Jon Pinney September 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

No worries TWiM team. I wasn’t trying to talk bad about your show, and it is interesting to have people who’ve never met me giving their opinions of me. Maybe at some point we’ll have an opportunity to meet. Either way, good luck with your show :)

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