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9 Signs that Ben H. Will Be the Next Bachelor

In what continues to be the weirdest season of The Bachelorette we’ve ever witnessed, Kaitlyn sent Ben H. home this week. We’re sure that Ben was happy he was finally able to leave Ireland after what felt like an eternity, but we can’t say we weren’t sad to see him go. We actually believe Ben is too good for this show, but all signs—specifically the 9 you’ll find below—point to him as our next Bachelor.

1. He’s a little bit basic, and we don’t even mind

First of all, Ben H. is just plain pretty. But from what we can tell he’s also a normal, down-to-earth guy who thought he should give reality TV dating a try. And while we have to admit that Ben was not the most captivating person on Kaitlyn’s season, we admire that he kept his head down while the other men stirred up trouble.

2. Adaptability is his strong suit

He dances, teaches sex ed, and knows how to make a smooth getaway when donkeys are chasing him. Is there anything this man can’t do? We know Ben would find a way to enjoy any scenario the Bachelor producers threw at him, which makes for a fun season.

3. He values honest communication

When Ben had questions about Kaitlyn’s actions and relationships with other guys, he politely asked her those questions. Unlike most of the other suitors, Ben knew how important talking things out in a calm, adult manner was.

4. He knows how to rock that plaid and cable knit

The Bachelor will begin filming in September, so what better time is there for Ben to show off his full array of cable knit sweaters and plaid button-downs? We also happen to know the man looks good in a suit, too.

5. He’s a class act

Ben had nothing but nice words for Kaitlyn after his departure was revealed in last night’s episode. He even took to Twitter to applaud her. Some are saying he did this to secure his spot at the next Bachelor, but we like to think he did it out of the goodness of his heart and with the purest of intentions.

6. America already loves him

Give the people what they want, ABC! The Internet practically blew up as viewers begged Kaitlyn to dump Ben so they could have him for themselves. We think the people have spoken.

7. He fits the show’s criteria as of late

Let’s get real for a second. The past few seasons of The Bachelor haven’t exactly been successful in the marriage department. We know very little about Ben H., but what we do (think we) know is he’s probably not looking for a wife, as most likely no contestant is at this stage in the show’s run. But since he’s beyond handsome and will definitely make us believe he’s looking for love, we’ll just go ahead and let it slide.

8. He’s not Nick or Shawn

Love is way too complicated for these two! So for those of you holding out hope that Kaitlyn’s runner-up will get another shot at love as the newest Bachelor, there’s not a chance that ABC would go there. As surprising as it may seem, they’re not that desperate.

9. He’s pretty much our only hope for a watchable season at this point

Of the men Kaitlyn rejected before sending Ben home, the majority packed their bags and headed straight to Paradise. So unless producers look outside Kaitlyn’s season for their leading man, Ben’s kind of our only option.

Do you think Ben H. will be the next Bachelor, collegiettes?

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.