After spending 12 years living and working in New York City, Ben decided to make the move back to his hometown of Melbourne to set up roots and begin his search for love.
Having previously been head over heels, Ben tells WHO that he hopes his time on The Bachelors will help him rediscover the butterflies and joy of being in love again.
"It’s the best feeling in the world and it’s currently what I’m looking for again. I haven’t been in many relationships, but when I am, I’m all in."
When asked what he's after in his perfect partner, Ben tells WHO that he's on the lookout for "the ultimate plus-one."
"Someone I can confidently take anywhere, anytime under any circumstance, whether it be with friends or family or strangers. Someone who lights up the room when they smile."
Reflecting on his relationship experience, Ben shared that he believes the primary issue in his search for love has been timing.
"Mentally, two people need to be in the same frame of mind at the same time and open to committing to a relationship. Sometimes I’ve been ready to commit to a girl and she hasn’t, and sometimes it’s been the other way around. Not being open to being in a relationship at any point in time can be for any number of reasons."
Looking towards the future, Ben's goal is to find his soulmate and create a life filled with love and a whole lot of travel. Ben also hopes to get married and become a father, while also allowing himself to be more open and vulnerable with his emotions.