Recently Bachelor Ben Flajnik and his fiance Courtney Robertson opened about their difficult-to-define relationship, their on-screen Bachelor personas and their secret to making it all work.

“Yeah, I got a villain edit,” Courtney admits — but that doesn’t mean she basked in the experience. She reveals, “I have nightmares about being on the show. Bachelor nightmares. Everybody has them. You have a dream and you're taping and filming.” (Um, that sounds kind of awesome to us Courtney, but OK.)

She must concede though that her life with Ben now is something of a dream — the two are as in love as ever. Ben and Courtney are still engaged, but admit that living in separate cities makes it easy to forget that he put a ring on it. Ben explains, “Sometimes we slip and say boyfriend and girlfriend and then we're like no, no, no, no, we're actually engaged.”

And, no, they haven’t set a date — we’re think when they do it’ll be no secret — instead they’re focusing on getting to know one another. Of their experience meeting on a reality dating show, Ben says, “You don't really know this person. So, take it day by day and don't force it. We don’t force it.”

Good advice — and perhaps that’s exactly why it’s working!

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