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UPDATE: Things got too hot in the mountains of Germany for Ben during Season 9 Episode 5. A 2-on-1 date ended with his taking a long walk home in the snow. Upside: He'll get to see his son! 

Desiree Hartsock is gearing up to find the man of her dreams on The Bachelorette, and each hunk in her harem of hotties is better than the next! One who caught our eye is Ben Scott, a 28-year-old family man from Dallas, Texas, who has a four-year-old son named Brody. Yep, he's basically the Emily Maynard of Desiree's season.

It's no secret that Des wants a big family, and clearly Ben is a great dad! And fear not — Ben was never married to his baby mama, which means this dude's potential wedding to Desiree would be his first time at the "I do" rodeo!

Ben is a southern gent through and through, and graduated from Lubbock High School in '03 before moving on to Texas Tech University, which he graduated from in '07. This tanned Texan is a social butterfly — not only did he belong to Pi Kappa Alpha while at college, he works at The Trophy Room in Uptown Dallas, a hopin' sports bar with a mechanical bull.

As for Ben's interests, he's an active Republican and a huge Bachelor Nation fan-boy. In fact, he went as the Bachelor for Halloween! Sigh, we're already in love. Check out Ben's Facebook profile for tons of hunky photos — including one of him dressed up as Bachelor! Who knows, we could be looking into a crystal ball, y'all....well, until Ben's rather eruptive exit in Episode 5.

Source: Reality Steve