Higgins might be the most conservative guy to hand out roses yet.
In a new conference-call interview, Higgins explained his views on PDA. His comments are reminding us of former Bachelor Sean Lowe, who was also notoriously more reserved.
“One of the things that I went into this season after talking to some of mentors and my friends, and also just thinking how I want to do it myself, was I really wanted to concentrate on getting to know these women outside of the physical aspect of it,” Higgins explained, according to E! News.
Now, those are some words we can definitely get behind. Especially after the last Bachelor, Chris Soules, was criticized for kissing so many of the women, it’s understandable that Higgins would want to tone it down.
But then he continued with some additional comments that have us thinking The Bachelor Season 20 might be a “dry season,” as E! News calls it.
“I think that [intimacy] is always important in a relationship and it comes in time, but I wanted to make sure we spent our time getting to know each other one-on-one and not necessarily kissing or making out the whole the time,” Higgins said, adding, “I would really like to find a woman that had a similar faith as I do. I think that’d be important as we raise a family, as we move forward in life. So faith is important to me.”
Higgins did apparently stress that there would definitely be some kissing, but it was something he initially held back on until he could get to know the women better.
He also said that it was important for him to maintain a good headspace throughout the whole process.
“I think in life I’m typically a very happy person. I don’t think many things can change that, but this experience in general has been an incredible one. From last season even to this season, it has allowed me to focus more on what I’m looking for and also just having some experiences I never thought I’d have in my life.”
He continued, “I have faith in Jesus that continues to remind me that I’m not the biggest thing around. That’s what I’m excited to get back to.”