Although the usual practice is for Bachelors and Bachelorettes to play coy in pre-season chats with the media about whether they ended up with a match, Lindsay revealed, “I am very much so in love and very much so engaged.”
She and the man are currently in a secretive long-distance relationship since his identity can’t be revealed until the season finale (although the Internet is already alive with spoilers about who he is, if you care to look).
Lindsay said they won’t rush into a wedding after the big reveal a couple of months from now. “We just really want to get to know each other better and cultivate our relationship.”
In the meantime, we can expect the usual mix of personality clashes, oddball behaviour — one word, “Whaboom,” you’ll understand after you watch the season debut — titillation and tears that make The Bachelorette addictive viewing.
The cast is already being touted as “most dramatic ever” by host Chris Harrison. While Lindsay didn’t see what went on between the men when she wasn’t around, she said she would “put my money” on there being drama. “I do have guys with big personalities and I have a big personality, too.”
Whatever the future holds for Lindsay and her new love, the season could also mark a turning point for the franchise.
Since the stars of future seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are usually chosen from the seasons that came before, Lindsay’s diverse group of suitors could open the door to the first black Bachelor, particularly if black contestants are among her final four picks. And that, in turn, could beget more diversity in future seasons.