Ben Higgins may have gotten his heart broken by Kaitlyn Bristowe last season on The Bachelorette, but don't cry for him too much: Higgins will be looking to find his soulmate among 28 women when the new season of The Bachelor premieres 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday on ABC.
"Doing this experience, you come in skeptical and you walk out of the experience, I did at least, realizing it's a very real thing," Higgins told E! in July about his Bachelorette experience. "True emotions do evolve and it does give you the opportunity to meet somebody that you could potentially spend the rest of your life with." Higgins now knows he's "capable of being in love and loved" and is ready to get back into the romance ring.
What we know about newest Bachelor: Higgins grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, and now lives in Denver, according to his bio on ABC. Higgins also has a high standard for love: His parents have been married for 34 years. The software salesman loves to travel: He hiked the spiritual trails of Machu Picchu and worked at a zoo in Peru. He's also "wise beyond his years." The 6-foot-4 bachelor loves stimulating conversation, hiking and basketball. He "almost has it all" his bio reads — now he just needs "the right woman to love and her to love him back." Reads like the perfect Tinder dating profile.
Higgins is looking for "someone with a genuine heart, someone who really believes in truth and authenticity. And someone who hopefully has the same faith that I do so we can raise a family that way," he told People. Also, he wants a "good girl" like Blake Lively, and a woman who can get along with other women. As for his end goal, Higgins is in it for the long haul. "Ideally, I would love to walk away from this with a fiancée," Higgins told People.
To check out the women vying for Higgins' heart, visit ABC.