If you were looking for a salacious season of The Bachelor, you might need to tune in next year. This season’s stud, Ben Higgins, has his sights set on getting to know his future partner, not getting into her bed.
“I wanted to make sure we spent time getting to know each other one on one, not making out the whole time,” Higgins, 26, reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly about meeting the 28 women vying for his attention in season 20. “It was something I wanted to hold back, I guess, as things got started.”
The devout Christian software salesman values his religion, noting, “I think that will be important as we raise a family.”
And he’s already coming into this season with his set of insecurities, which first came to light on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette, having previously called himself “unlovable” on the hit ABC reality series. Higgins placed third on Bristowe’s season.
“It’s definitely not something that paralyzes me, but it has always sat on my heart,” Higgins tells Us in the new issue. “It is a burden I have carried. I’m ready to love and feel that love back. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that love that could last forever.”
The Bachelor premieres on ABC on Monday, January 4, at 8 p.m. EST.
For more details on Ben Higgins’ quest for love, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!
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