The modern dating game is a staple of reality TV. *For the Love of Ray J*, *Flavor of Love*, and *The Bachelorette* all descend from the same daddy: *The Bachelor*. Although some of *The Bachelor's* derivative shows differ, they all take cues from *The Bachelor.*

### Dating Show Characteristics

- 1 attractive person for several potential suitors
- The show will conclude with matching true loves
- Backbiting is involved

Similarly, each family of Algebraic functions is headed by a parent.

### Types of Functions

- Linear
- Quadratic
- Absolute Value
- Exponential Growth
- Exponential Decay
- Trigonometric (Sine, Cosine, Tangent)
- Rational
- Exponential
- Square Root

Each of these functions has a parent function. This article focuses on the traits of the parent functions.