The thirteenth season of ABC reality television series The Bachelor. The season premiere aired on January 5, 2009. The show features Jason Mesnick a single parent (the first on The Bachelor franchise) from Kirkland, Washington, courting 25 women. Mesnick was the runner-up of season four of The Bachelorette. He became the second former The Bachelorette suitor ever competed on The Bachelor since Bob Guiney of season 1 of The Bachelorette and season 4 of The Bachelor.