We know watching The Bachelor gives you all the feels! Through all 25 seasons of this ABC reality dating series there have been a ton of romantic, silly, sweet and super sad moments that made you believe in love again -- or shout at your TV in frustration. But with so many men to watch, which former, or current, star of The Bachelor is the most popular Bachelor of them all?
Here are the most popular Bachelors as of April 2021, as ranked by their number of Instagram followers — and what they're up to now!
24. Alex Michel: Season 1
ABC's first Bachelor does not appear to have any form of public social media. As for his show status, Michel ended up not proposing to Amanda Marsh, the winner of his season.
The couple still dated for several months before officially calling it quits.
Alex Michel: Now
America's very first Bachelor star became a Match.com spokesperson in 2003. The Stanford Business School graduate is now the managing director at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
He still does not appear to have any social media.
23. Aaron Buerge: Season 2
Buerge was a banker looking for love on reality TV in 2002. He gave his final rose to contestant Helene Eksterowicz.
However, the two ended things shortly after the finale aired.
Aaron Buerge: Now
Seven years after his time as the Bachelor, Buerge wed Angye McIntosh in 2009. The couple has two daughters together. McIntosh also has one child from a previous relationship.
The former social media-free reality star launched an Instagram in 2019. He has even posted a Bachelor throwback!
22. Brad Womack: Seasons 11 and 15
Womak has no social media presence. During his first run as Season 11's Bachelor, he did not propose to finalists Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas.
When he looked for love a second time on Season 15, the blonde heartthrob proposed to Emily Maynard. They broke up in May 2011.
Brad Womack: Now
In 2013, the Texas businessman briefly dated Bachelor contestant AshLee Frazier from Sean Lowe's season. He currently owns four separate bars in Austin.
While he still does not appear to have Instagram, his name is a popular hashtag as many fans have posted photos with him, after spotting him out.
21. Byron Velvick: Season 6
The Season 6 Bachelor star proposed to finalist Mary Delgado in 2004, and they stayed together until 2009. He wed Belinda Juarez in 2015.
They have one daughter together. Her name is Kamber.
Byron Velvick: Now
Since his reality fame, the fisherman has worked as a commentator for ESPN2's Basscenter and appeared on the ESPN series Going Coastal. The two-time WON Bass U.S. Open champion fisherman has not been active on his Twitter account, which has 3,405 followers, since 2015.
He does not appear to have an Instagram account but fans like to take pictures with him and post it using his name as a hashtag.
20. Matt Grant: Season 12
Grant was the first British Bachelor to ever grace the American series. The financier proposed to contestant Shayne Lamas, but they split in July 2008.
He later wed girlfriend Rebecca Moring in December 2017.
Matt Grant: Now
Grant does not appear to have an Instagram. He was active on Twitter, where he had 3,498 followers.
However, it appears his account has been suspended.
19. Jake Pavelka: Season 14
The pilot gave his final rose to Bachelor villain, Vienna Girardi. The couple split in June 2010.
The Season 14 Bachelor gave what is considered the ugliest breakup interview in Bachelor Nation history.
Jake Pavelka: Now
18. Lorenzo Borghese: Season 9
He did not propose to his finalist Jennifer Wilson. However, the couple continued to date after the show until 2007.
Borghese, who is the son of an Italian prince and princess, continued with his search for love with the web series, America's Next Princess.
Lorenzo Borghese: Now
In 2012 he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother U.K. The animal advocate currently sells a boutique line of pet care called Royal Treatment pet products and owns the Miami-based South Beach Brewing Company.
The Italian-born reality star has over 6,000 Instagram followers who are gifted with many photos of Borghese's adorable dog.
17. Andrew Baldwin: Season 10
This Bachelor broke off his engagement to finalist Tessa Horst. The two continued to date until September 2007. "Life has been great since the show ended.
I’ve been focused on my medical career, and service to country,” he said in an interview.
Andrew Baldwin: Now
Baldwin has a very small internet footprint. We do know that this doctor and former naval officer is heavily involved in philanthropy and has been living in San Diego since 2019.
His Instagram account is private but but we do know that he has over 6,000 followers.
16. Andrew Firestone: Season 3
Firestone proposed to finalist Jen Schefft. The two ended things a few months later. One of show host Chris Harrison's favorite moments from the season was an awkward exchange between Firestone and a contestant named Amber.
"Not sure why this has stayed with me or why we all thought it was so funny," Harrison said in an interview. "During a particularly awkward dinner date in Season 3, Amber asked Bachelor Andrew Firestone, 'What's your favorite, like, restaurant chain? I like the Olive Garden!'"
Andrew Firestone: Now
The heir to the Firestone Tire empire went on to marry model Ivana Bozilovic in 2008. The couple has three children together.
Firestone has over 9,600 followers on Instagram, where he posts lots of photos of his family.
15. Charlie O'Connell: Season 7
Although he did not propose to finalist Sarah Brice, the two dated on and off. They broke up in 2007 but got back together for a while in 2008.
The couple officially ended things in 2010.
Charlie O'Connell: Now
In 2018, O'Connell wed Anna Sophia Berglund. Since his time on The Bachelor, the reality star has appeared on Crossing Jordan alongside his brother, actor Jerry O'Connell.
The former Bachelor is not active on social media.
14. Ben Flajnik: Season 16
Flajnik proposed to Courtney Robertson, the villian of his season. The two broke up but got back together, and Flajnik proposed again.
The couple officially called it quits in 2012.
Ben Flajnik: Now
Since his time on the reality series, Flajnik has been producing a line of spirits called Fernet Francisco. He is the founder of the business Ion Wines and the creator of the series Frequent Flyers.
The self-described lover of fish eggs, oysters and Burgundy wine has about 33,000 followers on Instagram.
13. Travis Lane Stork: Season 8
Stork did not propose to finalist Sarah Stone, and they ended things after the finale aired. He was married to pediatrician Charlotte Brown from 2012-2015. He went on to wed attorney Parris Bell in 2019.
This board-certified ER physician has over 48,300 followers on Instagram.
Travis Lane Stork: Now
The former Bachelor went on to be a celebrity contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Stork has appeared on many Real Housewives franchises, and even appeared on two episodes of the 2015 show, Real Husbands of Hollywood.
The reality star is one of the hosts of the medical talk show, The Doctors.
12. Bob Guiney: Season 4
Things did not work out between Guiney and finalist Estella Gardinier. The former reality star married Jessica Canyon in 2016. The couple had an intimate wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico.
They have a son named Grayson who was born in December 2018.
Bob Guiney: Now
The one-time GSN Live host and his wife are expecting their second child. Guiney also performs in the musical group Band From TV, which consists of, well, people who've been on television!
The former Bachelor has 113,000 followers on Instagram.
11. Jesse Palmer: Season 5
The former NFL pro is also the first Canadian-born Bachelor. Palmer is best known for the incredibly awkward Season 5 moment when he gave a rose to the wrong girl because he could not remember her name.
The reality star did not propose to his finalist, Jessica Bowlin. The couple split weeks later.
Jesse Palmer: Now
10. Jason Mesnick: Season 13
Mesnick proposed to finalist Melissa Rycroft. The reality star later called off the engagement and started dating runner-up Molly Malaney. The two married and their dream Bachelor wedding aired on ABC in 2010.
The couple has one daughter, Riley, and Mesnick also has a son from a previous relationship.
Jason Mesnick: Now
This realtor uses his Instagram to show off house transformations and his gorgeous family. He and his daughter use a special hashtag, #donutswithdaddy, when they are with their favorite sugary treat.
The Seattle-area dad has more than 115,000 Instagram followers.
7. Chris Soules: Season 19
The Iowa farmer proposed to finalist Whitney Bischoff. The couple ended their engagement six months later.
In a joint statement, the ex-couple said they planned to "continue to be supportive friends,” to one another. "They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”
Chris Soules: Now
Since his time on the reality series ended, the farmland acquisition specialist was involved in a fatal car accident that led to a two-year probation sentence for leaving the scene. He later dated Bachelor Nation alum Victoria Fuller. The couple split in 2020.
As for his social media presence, Soules' Instagram focuses on his expanding family business in Iowa and farming photos. He has 593,000 Instagram followers.
8. Juan Pablo Galavis: Season 18
Bachelorette Clare Crawley was a contestant on Galavis' season. He broke things off with her after they were intimate.
The ex sports star did not propose to finalist Nikki Ferrell, but instead offered to spend more time with her to get to know her better. "I always remember what Nikki's dad told me," he told ET. "'If you're gonna propose to my daughter, [you've got to be] 100 percent sure you're gonna marry her,'" he recalled. "And for me, it was very hard because I have a daughter and I was like, 'I think the same way as you do. I hope the guy that proposes to my daughter is gonna marry her, and right now I just need to get to know her better.'"
The couple split in 2014.
Juan Pablo Galavis: Now
6. Arie Luyendyk Jr.: Season 22
Luyendyk famously called off his engagement to finalist Becca Kufrin. He married runner-up Lauren Burnham.
The couple has a daughter, Alessi.
Arie Luyendyk Jr.: Now
9. Matt James: Season 25
In June 2020 it was announced that James, the New York City-based food tour founder (and Bachelor Nation alum Tyler Cameron's best friend!), would be the star of The Bachelor Season 25. James was nominated for the series by Cameron's late mother.
James and his finalist, Rachael Kirkconnell, split after her racist past resurfaced.
"You wanna believe that you know your person better than anybody else knows your person, and while all this controversy's swirling around, who Rachael is, things that she might have attended, and pictures that she liked and people that she's associated with," Matt said. "Before Rachael addressed anything or Chris Harrison spoke on anything, I'm trying to be there for her, and I dismissed them as rumors, because that's what they were to me. You hear things that are heartbreaking, and you just pray they're not true. And then, when you find out that they are it just makes you question everything."
Matt James: Now
America's first-ever Black Bachelor is focusing on himself post-breakup. "I'm not going to be dating," he said. "I'm solely focused on getting back to that meaningful work in the community and centering myself around projects that are going to elevate all the work I've been doing in the city, special interest things that I appreciate outside reality television."
James also said he has no plans to join the cast of Bachelor in Paradise. "[Bachelor in Paradise] is not in my cards. That's in someone else's cards, all power to them, but, for me, there's a lot of things I need to focus on outside of reality TV and I'm excited about that."
He has over 964,000 Instagram followers.
5. Nick Viall: Season 21
Viall first appeared on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette in 2014, during which he was the runner-up to Josh Murray. The next year, he joined Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of the show, where he once again came in second place, this time to Shawn Booth.
In 2017, the Wisconsin native became the Bachelor. He proposed to finalist Vanessa Grimaldi. The two ended things later that year.
Nick Viall: Now
In 2021, the former Bachelor star became Instagram official with his girlfriend Natalie Joy. "My priorities of having a family are still No. 1," he told ET's Lauren Zima in 2020. "So I don't think it really has changed too much."
Viall has 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
4. Sean Lowe: Season 17
Lowe proposed to Catherine Giudici on his season's finale. The couple has three children together.
"I found my best friend," Lowe said of one of the reasons he chose to make Giudici his wife. "On the show, we would say, 'Wouldn't it be nice if we could just put sweatpants on and lay on the couch and watch Netflix?' That is who I found, as opposed to just picking someone just purely based on something superficial."
Sean Lowe: Now
The author and Bachelor fan favorite has 1.3 million followers on Instagram. They are treated to posts and stories about life with his wife, his three children and his Bachelor Nation thoughts.
Sean's 2013 season had the most diverse cast of its time. When ABC revisited Sean's season on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons -- Ever!, Sean's wife Catherine took to Instagram to open up about feeling like she was cast on the series to "check a box."
"I knew that one of the reasons I was probably chosen was because I was Filipino. I counted myself out to be his fiancée because of what I assumed Sean liked. I thought I was there just to check a box, but I ended up with so much more," she wrote. "As he started noticing me for who I really was, I allowed this experience to open myself up to the possibility of being fully loved and appreciated for all that I was. I ended up getting to represent a mixed race community ... and marrying the most amazing man I’ve ever known. I’d say doing this show was one of the best things that ever happened to me."
3. Ben Higgins: Season 20
The reality star is best known for telling finalists JoJo Fletcher and Lauren Bushnell that he was in love with both of them. After the romantic gaffe, Higgins ultimately chose Bushnell.
The two starred in a short-lived reality series called Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? but broke up in 2017.
Ben Higgins: Now
In 2020, Higgins said he regretted telling JoJo those three important words.
"I was sorry for JoJo watching it back ... in the moment, the damage was done. I was sorry that I did that to somebody," Higgins told ET. "My intentions were good. I really do believe that my intentions were to make everybody know just how much I cared."
2. Peter Weber: Season 24
Weber's season finale of The Bachelor was one of the most dramatic the franchise had ever seen. He had proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, then ended their engagement and started a relationship with his runner-up, Madison Prewett.
Peter Weber: Now
The reality star and Flanagan split in 2020. "We’re just two different people, and those differences surfaced after eight months of dating," he said. "But I loved her like crazy, and my mom really cared about her."
1. Colton Underwood: Season 23
Even though she initially dumped him, Underwood made it pretty clear that final three contestant Cassie Randolph was the only one for him. He ventured to her hotel before she went home to beg her to give him another shot.
In 2021, the former NFL tight end came out as gay. "For me, I've ran from myself for a long time. I've hated myself for a long time, and I'm gay," Underwood said. "And I came to terms with that earlier this year and I've been processing it. I think the next step in all of this is letting people know. I'm still nervous but, yeah, it's been a journey for sure."
In April of that year, it was announced that he is filming a new Netflix reality series related to his sexuality announcement.
Underwood has 2 million Instagram followers.