The Agoura Hills, California mansion became the primary residence for the contestants since the tenth season though it was not used in seasons eight and nine, where they mainly shot in Paris and Rome, respectively.
On each Bachelor episode, the bachelor interacts with the women and presents a rose to each woman he wishes to remain on the show. Eliminations are based upon the bachelor's personal feelings about each contestant, guided primarily by the impression made by each woman during dates or other events of the week.
Since producers could not decide between Byron Velvick and Jay Overbye as the next Bachelor, the 25 women at the time participating had to decide which bachelor would make the best husband. Three notable cases where the bachelor violated the premise of the show are Brad Womack, who selected neither of his final two women on his first season; Jason Mesnick, who in the After the Final Rose episode broke off his engagement and several months later proposed (off-screen) to the first runner-up (the two are now married); and Arie Luyendyk Jr., who also broke off his engagement and during the After the Final Rose episode proposed to the first runner-up.For example, Sean Lowe presented several roses at his initial cocktail party.It is common to accuse a contestant of not being on the show "for the right reasons", meaning that her aim is not to establish a relationship with the bachelor, but rather to garner publicity for her own career, induce jealousy in an ex-boyfriend, become selected as the next Bachelorette, or simply to get a free trip to exotic locations.After moving in with him, he suggests they have an open relationship. Initially heartbroken, one night she decides to go out with some friends and she meets Jason. After pa...rtying all night, they arrive home and start hooking up right away. During the course of the season, the bachelor eliminates candidates (see The elimination process), with the bachelor typically proposing marriage to his final selection.