Hey gents, if you've ever thought about being a contestant on "The Bachelorette," now's the time. The show starts looking for male candidates annually as "The Bachelor" wears on (sorry, ladies — casting for next season's female "Bachelor" contestants will ramp up sometime during "The Bachelorette" or "Bachelor in Paradise" later this year). If you've thought about applying, here's what you need to know.

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