Ben Higgins Says 'The Bachelor' Wasn't Fun On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' So What Does That Mean For His Journey?

Watching three hours of The Bachelor on Monday night is literally what I would define as "fun." More than fun, really. I mean, there were unicorn masks, mini horses, meltdowns over not enough eye contact... it was the perfect storm of drama and potential for a happily ever after. But what does Bachelor Ben Higgins think about his season? Well, he didn't have quite as much fun filming it as fans will have watching. The leading man sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday to talk about Season 20, and Higgins revealed being the Bachelor wasn't fun. I'm not sure if he had that expectation going into it or not, but regardless the outcome was not of the fun-having variety for him.

"I don't know if I'd categorize it as fun," he admitted to Kimmel. "It's taxing emotionally. I think you get sucked up in everything ... fun is not the word I'd use." Perhaps Higgins was simply tired after a long day of press stops (he'd been up pretty early to be on Live with Kelly and Michael), but he seemed pretty down about the whole process. He even admitted he watched the premiere completely alone because he gets embarrassed and that he cried during his season. Poor guy really didn't have a good time. But, Juan Pablo had a great time on his season and so did Chris Soules and they're both single. So, maybe it's a good sign that Higgins took it more seriously.

Still, I kind of wish he hadn't been so good at keeping a straight face when Kimmel was guessing the top four ladies, because I wanted a hint to know that this thing ends up working out for him. I don't want him to have to watch alone on Monday nights. I wish he'd at least said that while it was tough it was worth it because he's in love now.

But, I suppose I shouldn't read too much into things, he's probably just trying not to give anything away. And, after all, he did recently give People a more uplifting tidbit:

Ideally, I would love to walk away from this with a fiancée ... I'm excited about that next step of seeing her walk down the aisle towards me ... It's important for me to make sure a relationship will last. My heart and her heart are involved in this and I want to make sure it's the real thing. [Ideally] I'll be down on one knee!

So, that sounds pretty hopeful to me. And, even if he didn't have fun on the actual show, I hope he found the lady of his dreams and the two of them can have a very fun-filled life together.

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