The premiere of Andi Dorfman’s Bachelorette is this Monday and we’re already having heart palpitations in anticipation of a possible love match to end all love matches. But since we haven’t witnessed Cupid’s arrow strike the district attorney’s toned tush just yet, we’re left to stalk wonder about the Bachelor Nation couples we already do know about. More specifically, what keeps a couple that sizzles on the show from fizzling off the show? Enter Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried with answers.

On Chris’s Corner, Chris’s blog on Desiree’s website (confused? Stay with us.), Des and her man answered all their fans’ most searching questions. Among them, “How did you know the relationship would work outside of the show? And what are your tips for keeping a relationship strong?”

Des took on the question first, answering “Chris and I always had similar interests and same sense of humor so regardless of the cameras I knew that our chemistry would go beyond the show. I find that keeping a relationship strong truly comes from validating and affirming each other. Communication is key but not just talking, it’s important to understand how your partner shares their feelings and frustrations also.”

Chris “here here’d” Des by adding, “I knew the relationship outside of the show would work because of the conversation and similar values we share aligned.” Huh? We’ll try and translate the wordsmith for you. We think he meant to say that because he and his lady love had some great conversations in which they talked about their shared values, he knew their love would last. But he’s a poet, so...

What do you think of Des and Chris’s love advice — make sense, or does a lasting couple require more than just great communication? Tell us in the comments.

Source: Desiree’s Blog