Colton Underwood burst onto the scene during season 14 of The Bachelorette. It was his good looks, love for dogs and vulnerability that charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but all of Bachelor Nation. This former NFL player made a play for Becca's heart but was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love. Now Colton is back and ready to capture hearts across America yet again when he returns for another shot at love as the star of the 23rd season of ABC's hit romance reality series The Bachelor. If you find yourself wondering, "When does The Bachelor start?" your answer is here—The Bachelor season 23 premiere is MONDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Colton, 26, notably spoke to Becca very candidly about his virginity during season 14 of The Bachelorette, and won over America when he opened up about the sensitive topic during an emotional conversation on The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All reunion.
Watch Colton Tell Becca He's a Virgin on The Bachelorette
When Colton showed up to the beaches of Mexico this summer on Bachelor in Paradise, he was hopeful that he'd have another chance at love. While he may not have found it, he didn't leave empty-handed: he found closure with former flame Becca Kufrin; clarity with Bachelor Nation favorite Tia Booth; and, above all, an unwavering desire to find the woman of his dreams. After a summer of growth and a new perspective on what he is looking for in a partner, Colton is more than ready for this next chapter, and now he's the next Bachelor. This all-American man is looking for a teammate who will join him for a life full of adventure, philanthropy and lasting love, and he is confident that he will find her on The Bachelor.