If dating game show questions were more intellectually stimulating

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First question goes to Bachelor #1: If I were an ice cream cone, how would you explain the rise of and crisis surrounding ISIS without resorting to racism or overgeneralizations?

Bachelor #3, you’re up: It’s the night of our one-year anniversary and you forgot to make reservations for dinner. Would you agree that the gender pay gap is clear-cut evidence of an inequality between sexes, or is the argument skewed because of disparity between the work fields in which men and women generally gravitate towards?

My next question is for Bachelor #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring three items with you, how would you propose we shift the world’s food industry away from the unsustainable trajectory it’s on without causing a drastic loss in jobs for the agriculture sector or requiring people to completely change their eating habits?

Back to Bachelor #3: Say you’ve just won a million dollars. Is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave meant to embody the potential consequences of mankind’s ignorance or can it be dismissed as an anti-pragmatist’s wet dream?

Bachelor #2 again: It’s your first time meeting my parents. How would you unbiasedly discuss the principles of the black hole information paradox?

And we’ll end where we started, with Bachelor #1: Do you think it’s acceptable to kiss on the first date, and how can proportional representation in Canadian politics help to provide fair and accurate governance of the population?