Chris Soules Isn't Afraid Of The L-Word

In the month since The Bachelor finale aired, Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff's relationship is going strong — and even better, the pair has already surpassed six Bachelor relationships that lasted a month or less. So what's the key to The Bachelor couple's success? Love. Chris Soules isn't afraid to use the L-word on social media, and neither is Bischoff.

That may not seem like that big of a deal, but it is when you consider the previous Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis. His refusal to tell girlfriend Nikki Ferrell that he loved her was a major conflict in their relationship. Although Ferrell admits Juan Pablo did say the L-word eventually, it was too little, too late. His inability to express his feelings didn't just jeopardize his relationship with Ferrell, it also made him majorly hated by Bachelor Nation (host Chris Harrison included). Fans tune in each season to see one couple fall in love, after all.

So, seeing Chris Soules express his love on such a public forum is a nice breath of fresh air. He and Bischoff have been endlessly adorable since they were finally able to take their relationship public. She cheers him on at all his Dancing With the Stars performances, and he's always telling her how grateful he is to have her support.

I know it hasn't been that long since they've gotten engaged, but they're already miles ahead of Juan Pablo in terms of expressing their love. I'm going to take that as a sign that they're built to last. If there's love between the two of them, that's a great first step to forever.

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