Former Bachelor Nick Viall knows what it takes to find love, or at least temporary love, on the hit ABC dating show.
Now that Colton Underwood is the leading man this season, Nick opened up to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, October 22, to offer some advice.
“Honestly, I don’t even know if my advice would do any good for him in the sense that I came into my experience very different from him,” Nick explained.
“He hasn’t really dated. You know, he’s had, like, two girlfriends and I think one of them was Becca [Kurfin] and he dated Tia [Booth] for a day.”
He continued, “So when it comes to looking for someone to settle down with, I’m really curious as to how those conversations are going to go. I think it could be interesting.”
While on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette, Colton admitted he’s a virgin, which some viewers think he’s lying about.
Nick, on the other hand, doesn’t believe Colton would lie about something so personal and intimate.
“It’s a weird thing to lie about,” Nick explained.
“Listen, I think it’s great. I’ve met Colton, he’s a great guy, he’s as genuine as anyone in the franchise that I know and if you’re going to be a virgin, that’s great but I don’t think he’s gotten any awards for it so it’s a weird thing to lie about.”
He continued, “If anything, it’s probably gotten him more criticism for it so I take him at his word.”
As for the fantasy suites, which take place later in the competition, Nick still isn’t sure if Colton will lose his V-card or not.
“It’s a great question. Honestly, it’s 50/50. Obviously people know that people can have sex in the fantasy suite, but it’s not honestly just about having sex,” he shared.
“Sometimes people don’t have intimate moments, sometimes it really is just about conversations.”
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