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It's been so long since we've felt Chris Bukowski's stormy eyes penetrating our soul. We miss this Bachelorette Season 8 contestant like crazy (as in, we're certifiably insane), and the time has come to check in on Mr. Bukow-chicka-wow-ski to see what he's been up to. You know, aside from looking super dreamy.

After being rejected by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette, Chris packed his bags and moved to Baltimore so he could open a restaurant / bar called Bracket Room. Talk about an entrepreneur! This dude is currently preparing for Bracket Room's summer 2013 opening, but fear not — he still makes time to ogle sexy ladies.

Chris was lucky enough to judge the Mrs. D.C. pageant in March, which was an opportunity for him to "meet some of the most motivated women in the DC area," and he recently tended bar at Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl cocktails launch!

But the fun doesn't stop there. Chris has been using his celebrity for a good cause, and in February he joined a fundraising initiative for MS thanks to his personal experience with friends and family affected by the disease. Sigh, what a guy!

Sadly, 2013 hasn't been without its fair share of sad times for Chris. This handsome fella said goodbye to his beloved dog, Magic, on March 10, and he's been bumming ever since. "It seems cliche but sometimes Magic was the only one I could talk to in tough times, and he was a hell of a listener," Chris posted on Facebook. "I'll love him forever and never forget him."

Aww, Chris! Hopefully this hunk will find a lady friend to talk him through the rough times, but as of now he's single and ready to mingle! What are you waiting for, Bachelor Nation?

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