Aptly premiering on Valentine’s Day, new M-Net reality dating series The Bachelor SA saw social media platforms ablaze with varied reactions.

In last week’s debut episode, the country’s first Bachelor, Lee Thompson, met 24 beautiful and accomplished women, who each tried to make a good first impression on their potential future husband.

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Thompson selected the women who would stay on in the mansion to get to know a little better and bade farewell to Taryn, Sandy and Chantelle, with whom he hadn’t formed a connection during the cocktail party.

See some of the reactions below:

On diversity and inclusivity:


On the bachelor himself:

A few fans already have their favourites:

Watch the show every Thursday at 7pm on M-Net.

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