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By now, it couldn’t be more clear: Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock is head over heels in love with Brooks Forester, and he’s not entirely sure he feels the same way. Des is already picturing Brooks as her husband... and as the father of her kids. His feelings, though, aren’t developing so quickly. And he doesn’t want to pretend like he’s feeling something he’s not.

While some could see this as a reason to get upset with Brooks — why can’t he just love her already? What about Happily Ever After? — the majority of Bachelor Nation is actually very impressed with Brooks’ honesty.

On a show like The Bachelorette, it’s very easy to get caught up in the whole idea of romance. The fact that Brooks is thinking critically and rationally about his feelings is a surprise to many former contestants, but they’re loving the change.

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