Chris Soules would be the the first to say he just wants somebody to love. But the former Bachelor isn't letting his quest to find "the one" run his life. In fact, the 35-year-old is using his platform from his time on The Bachelor to give back in more ways than one. Prince Farming's run on the show ended with a failed engagement to contestant Whitney Bischoff, but things never looked more promising for this stud. And did I mention Chris Soules is single? "I don’t even know what I’m looking for," he explains. "My best friend. A partner, someone you just can’t live without that’s awesome."
Of course, Soules is still riding The Bachelor train. Who could blame him? I spent some time with him on Monday evening at Hollywood Park Casino's viewing party of Nick Viall's season finale, an event Soules hosted alongside Josh Murray and Robby Hayes. After appearing on Viall's season to share some relationship advice from his own experience, Soules continues giving his input. "I hope I lose a wingman," he says about Viall, who chose Vanessa Grimaldi in the finale. And he's happy for his friend. "Yeah, for sure. All my friends are married and have kids, I’m used to it," he says with a laugh.
Now that Soules helped Viall find love, he's sharing valuable takeaways from his whirlwind experience to those beyond The Bachelor universe. In just a few days, he'll join matchmaker Susan Trombetti to run a dating bootcamp. And, of course, finding his own special someone is still really important to Soules.
For the time being, there are no complaints about being associated with the show. Like hosting the Season 21 viewing party, for example. "This stuff is just fun. It’s like a chance for me to hang with [the guys] and be in LA. I’m just lucky to be here," he says.
Not to mention, Soules, who's wearing a John Deere hat, is busy pursuing is first true love: farming. The Iowa native is taking his lifelong passion to a few amazing causes, one of them being the Seeds of Change Foundation.
"We’re doing stuff in Africa to help two schools and a non-profit organization, helping villages out there, learn to use better farming products," he proudly explains. "One, so they don’t starve. Two, they’ll eventually be able to feed other people beyond themselves." Soules documents his time in Kenya on social media, and his work seems to be a positive influence on those he's helping as well as his own life.
"[I'm] trying to be an advocate for agriculture and a spokesman for agriculture," he says. "That’s my passion so I’m rolling with that." I love watching him use his platform to help those who are less fortunate. And if he happens to find a significant other on his journey, more power to him.