Gabby, Rachel’s ‘Bachelorette’ Men: Average Age, More

Filming season 19 The BacheloretteOfficially underway Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast is breaking down the details ofGabby Windey Rachel Recchia’s potential suitors.

Suzana Somers, a.k.a. @BachelorData, revealed that the average age of the joint Bachelorette’s men is 29 years old.

“Technically, this is the third youngest cast, but the average age is 28.1,” the Instagram influencer said on the Tuesday, March 29, episode of Us’ “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “When you just look at ‘Oh, it’s the third-youngest cast,’ you’re like, ‘Oh, man, why are they casting so young?’ But it’s still 28, which is pretty close to [the average]Marriage age [according to] the U.S. Census.”

ABC hasn’t officially confirmed plans for Gabby and Rachel, who have a five-year age difference of their own, dating the same group of guys. The former cheerleader turned 26 this month, and the pilot is 31. Gabby is now one of the oldest Bachelorettes ever.

“The median age of marriages in the U.S. is 30.5 years old,” Somers explained. “And I find it really interesting because if you look at the lead’s ages, Gabby is the third oldest Bachelorette — she’s tied with Trista [Sutter]. Trista was also 31 when she was the Bachelorette. The two oldest Bachelorettes are Rachel [Lindsay] Clare [Crawley]. Clare was 39 and Rachel Lindsay 32. So, I mean, it’s a year difference, but typically, they cast within the 26 to 30 range, so it’s a pretty small range that they cast the leads.”

Somers added that as far as “success rates” — couples who are still together or got married — are concerned, four of the six Bachelorettes who had long runs with their final rose winner were over the age of 26.

“Statistically if they’re older, they’ve been more successful, but not necessarily — the better indicator is the difference in the age between the lead and who they choose,” she continued. “Almost every single successful Bachelorette has chosen a [partner]It was their age or older. Trista and he were the only ones who did it. Michelle [Young], which Michelle’s season just finished recently. So up until Michelle’s season, there was only one Bachelorette who chose somebody who was younger than them.”

Listen to the following for more statistics about Bachelor Nation. Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast.