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Will I Be the Bachelor… Again?

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“Will I be the next bachelor?” First off, let’s be clear, I’m positive that The Bachelor team has chosen someone who fits the role perfectly. I say this because I remember when I accepted the role of the bachelor; I worried the show selected me as a second choice — and I didn’t want to be a pity pick. So I do not want to communicate, whatsoever, that the future bachelor is a second choice. I’m confident they’ve selected a charming gentleman who the women will be really excited to meet (and at this point I have no clue who it is).

However, I’ve received a LOT of feedback about becoming the bachelor again. I never expected that I would need to respond to this question again. But life is funny and here I sit, considering my answer. To be clear, The Bachelor was a huge honor, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity. I just did not want to be at a place in life where being the bachelor was possible again.

Currently my pride and I are struggling to process whether the proposition is a compliment or a huge kick in the undercarriage. Regardless, I’ve committed to The Mahogany Workplace being a place of authenticity and transparency, so I’ll share my thoughts.

Let’s reminisce

To process this question fully, we need to start at the beginning. Three years ago, a coworker and friend submitted me to The Bachelorette. As a 25-year-old, I’d recently moved to Denver, ended an important romantic relationship, and started a new job — all huge life changes on their own. I was still a little naive to life outside of Indiana, the land of pork, corn, and Busch Light. The Bachelorette gave me an opportunity to expand my world views, meet new friends, and potentially fall in love. In short, my time on the show was nothing short of incredible. And my life changed forever in a positive way thanks to Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Side note: Can we talk about how great Kaitlyn was as a bachelorette? She deserves a ton of credit. After being the bachelor myself, I gained a ton of respect for the way she handled herself and stuck with the process. Kaitlyn was vulnerable with the men and the show in general. She treated each of her suitors with respect and ultimately followed her heart to one of the studliest men I know, Shawn Booth. Okay, okay, I will stop my tangent. But seriously I think very highly of Kaitlyn and Shawn.

Clearly, the friendships I made and things I experienced changed the way I view people and the world. Getting to know myself better through The Bachelorette (more to come on that in a future post) prepared me to start my search for my life partner on The Bachelor.

Being the bachelor: part 1

Let me be straightforward: Being the bachelor or bachelorette isn’t always fun and easy. For the most part the emotional experience puts both the contestants and bachelor or bachelorette in extremely difficult situations. By the end of the show everyone is completely drained, which you can expect when you begin and end 25-plus relationships in three months.

I recently said that anyone who comes out of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette emotionally unscathed entered the show with the wrong intentions. You need to prepare to be a support system, truth teller, bad news sharer, and love seeker to many people at one time. My point: After The Bachelorette I was emotionally prepared to take on The Bachelor and I was excited about the opportunity to meet my life partner.

So, will I be the bachelor again?

Great question! One of my favorite speakers and pastors is Andy Stanley from Atlanta, Georgia. I listen to him each week, and he packs his sermons with relatable insights. A few years ago he did a four-part series titled, “The Best Question Ever,” which suggests that with every decision we encounter in life, we must ask ourselves, “What is the wise thing to do?”

As a result of this series and book, I ask myself this question many times a day. It guides me to what is smart, God-centered, and pure. So, as I considered the possibility of being the bachelor again, I asked myself, “Would it be wise?” And to be honest, I do not feel like being the bachelor would be a wise choice for me right now. Here’s why:

  • I am not ready for another relationship to take place in the public eye.
  • I am not able to be the man I would want to be for the women participating in the experience. I sense that I couldn’t prepare my heart to get engaged six months after my previous engagement ended. (I’m focusing on loving others better in non-romantic settings.)
  • If I did the show again I’d want to ensure that my intentions were pure and I was doing it — wait for it — for the right reasons.
  • The scrutiny that would result from doing the show twice makes me hesitate to participate.
  • And last but not least I have some exciting things that I’m passionate about going on right now. And I do not want to neglect them (The Mahogany Workplace, Generous International, my full-time job at Talisys, and the “Almost Famous Podcast“).

Every decision we make comes with consequences. At this point in my life I do not believe I’m ready to be the bachelor again. However, with that being said, a lesson I’ve learned over the last few years: Don’t close doors to any possibilities. I’ve said, “I would never do that” too many times, and then I found myself doing that very thing a few months later. So, I’m not saying “never”; I’m just saying “not now.”

By Ben Higgins

How do you evaluate tough decisions? 

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  • Reply
    Sharelyn Dietz
    August 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    The part I don’t understand, if you are in a relationship with God, why would you be sexually involved with a woman before marriage? I think talking to Emily Maynard Johnson (I think I got that right) could be very beneficial to you. She was both on the Bachelor and she was the Bachelorette. She eventually did it God’s way and is happily married. God Bless!

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      April 16, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      You can have a relationship with God and still have sex before marriage. This is a living, breathing fact. Having sex before marriage is a personal choice and in no way affects some people’s relationship with God. I don’t think he needs to speak with Emily since he doesn’t seem to be having an inner struggle with what you brought up. Lastly, just want to share that I believe that God has more than “one way.” I don’t think he wants us to judge people’s personal choices – especially if they aren’t doing any harm to others.

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    August 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    What an insightful read. Good for you Ben on taking care of things more important to you.

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    Cristina Bevilacqua
    August 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Great read as well as great choice. With every decision that you are about to make, you should always think if it’s a good idea for you or not. You definitely owe it to yourself to live your best life and you seem to be having such amazing things going on for you right now, which is awesome! Good for you 🙂 Love your blog, by the way! You are an incredible writer.

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    August 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Good for you. I think you can find love outside of the bachelor franchise. You have such a great heart. I will pray that you find love again and a great Christian girl. Keep up the great work.

    Just a thought: would you consider doing a podcast with some of your friends that contribute on this blog? A faith-based, real life, health, fitness etc… podcast? 🙏🏻

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    August 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Love will come to you when you least expect it. You’re a humble and genuine soul and deserve the best, Ben. You declining to be the bachelor again shows commitment and dedication to something you’re passionate for. Keep doing do and you’ll find the road the love when the time is right.

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    Doris crittenden
    August 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I think you have your priorities in order.Number one, #you have God in your life# God has a plan for you#All things are done in God’s own timing #Whatever is meant to be will happen#There is a special someone out there for you#I really enjoy seeing all the great things you do#Your kindness & concern for others life# May God bless you in every endeavor# You deserve someone really special #Your have a great heart#Hope you will find love in all the right places!!😘❤

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    August 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you for using your “almost famous-ness” 😉 to help the greater good of the world. You are wise beyond your years. God will direct your path created in His time.

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      Misty Dawn
      August 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Amen Mandii

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    August 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Ben, this was a beautifully written blog post. I have my own blog, and I find myself on other people’s blogs often. The thing is, I usually don’t make it through reading someone else’s entire blog post because of the way most of them are written these days — quick and incomplete. Your post was extremely thorough and I can tell it was very well thought-out.

    Additionally, I respect your decision for not wanting to be The Bachelor again. All of your thoughts make perfect sense and if it’s just not the right time for you right now, then it’s just not the right time. Move at your own pace and follow your own path. Don’t let anyone make you feel pressure to do anything you aren’t ready to do. Keep up the good work and keep on following His plan for you!


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    August 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I’m at a very similar place in my life. Needing to focus on loving and serving others and passionately perusing Christ; so I totally get where you’re at Ben. Very proud of your decisions! It’s not easy! Keep seeking Jesus- He’s doing incredible things through you!

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    August 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Happy to hear you are focusing on yourself during this time. As much as I would love to see you find love again (whether that be on screen or off), I think people often rush to the next chapter without taking time to reflect on the current one. I know I am guilty of this. I appreciate you leading by example for people who may not know how to navigate the waters of major life changes. You truly are a breath of fresh air in this world.

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    August 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Ben- I truly believe this sermon could really help you in this stage you are in right now.

    I am not one to ever comment on anything, but I feel that this message could bring a lot of peace to you. I encourage you to watch it!

    Always keep in mind Psalm 84:11. Praying that you see your singleness as a gift from God during this time. With your resources, I think you could do something truly honorable and upright in the eyes of the Lord.


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    Laura Clasemann
    August 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Awesome read Ben! It sounds you are doing what’s best for yourself with regard to taking a break from dating and keeping busy with things that you are passionate about. W
    Continuing to wish you all the best!

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    Dianne Wood
    August 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Ben, you are a wise young man. I will pray for Gods guidance in your life and that He will bless you in a mighty way.

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    August 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    This is just more reason for you to be my favorite bachelor of all time. Classiest, sweetest & best looking bachelor ever! I guarantee you have great things in your future. What an honor to be asked to do The Bachelor again! I would’ve loved to watch, but totally understand and respect your reasons not to now. Take care & keep doing all the things that make you happy ❤️

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    Brittany Shepard
    August 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Ben, out of all “Bachelors”, I’ve respected you the most!, I’ve never questioned your kindness and love for God (which you’re not afraid to let it be known). Keep staying positive and working hard, you’re doing great so far 🙂

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    August 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Well said and God will bring the right person in your life at the right time, with the right mindset and the right passions that share with yours. God bless!

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    August 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I support your decision to not go on the show *for now*. Not that you need my support but it shows your heart. You have some incredible things going for you right now and love will find its way to you. I would love to be able to share in that with you but I appreciate you still allowing us to follow your journey without the bachelor. I love your positivity and the gratitude and kindness you put into the world.

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    Nhila Mallari
    August 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I have followed your journey in The Bachelor and I must say, you were my favorite. As i slowly discovering and reading your blogs and seeing your IG posts ( dont worry, im not a stalker. 😊) I just enjoy reading sensible stuff and everything about life, love and passions. I can truly say, one would really evolve and become wiser when we exposed ourselves out there and go out of our comfor zones. Good job and keep doing what you love to do. And as for me, an unsolicited advice, dont do The Bachelor twice. Once is enough. And you are right by saying that you are not ready that your next relationship will be in the public eye again. You deserved that privacy. God speed. 😊

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    August 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Being an another Midwest transplant living in Denver, “The land of pork, corn, and Busch light” made me laugh out loud! So true!

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    Nicole @ Just Live It
    August 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Well said!!

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    August 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Ben this was so encouraging and really admire how you thought and handled making this decision. By the way Andy Stanley 👌🏼 . I really liked how you make it a choice to think about the questions ” what is smart?, God centered and pure.” I think with any decision big or small we should be asking ourselves these questions more .( including me) so thank you for sharing this 😊

    With any decisions I make in life I always ask myself how will this help the future me to become a better me, and best way to honor God.
    Thanks for being so open and sharing your thoughts with us Ben!

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    William Mulholland
    August 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm


    Your response was clearly focused on your current vision, the art of timing, and full of heart. I must say it was very well written. Although you may not be ready to be “The Bachelor” today, I have a strong belief you will be ready to be a “Millionaire” tomorrow.

    Wishing you the best of luck as you continue your efforts to raise awareness for the Hope & Humanity United Foundation.

    I have faith that you will do an amazing job on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire tomorrow afternoon.

    Best Wishes,

    William Mulholland
    Boston, MA

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    Misty Dawn
    August 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    You’re a Beautiful man after Gods on Heart and that my friend is testiment to your wise decision. God bless you!🙏😌

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    August 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Wow Ben. What an incredible statement. The Lord is SO good and faithful! Thank you for letting Him use you to love His people. Never stop seeking His Kingdom.

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    Vicki S
    August 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Ben I think you’re making the right choice for yourself! Not like you need anyone to tell you that, but just saying. You are a genuine, kind spirit (as I could tell just from the short time I met you at a Broncos game in CO), and you’ll find exactly what you need one day!

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    August 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm


    I admire you & thanks for being such a great positive roll.

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    Shelby from KY
    August 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I know you don’t know me, but thank you for being a genuine and hard-working man and seeking truth in a dark world. Proud of your courage and your passion for the Lord. That changes everything. Bachelor- or better yet just Ben, you’re pretty great.

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    August 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I’m also from Indiana and you nailed the description 😂😂😂. I’m in a certain place in my life where I feel like it’s time to really evaluate a few things, and now I’m curious to look into Andy Stanley’s series on “The best questions ever”. Thank you for sharing!

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    Kathleen Artica
    August 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Ben: I think you are making a very wise decision as to The Bachelor!! Having visited Honduras in 1998 with my husband (born & lived there til age 40) & my 2 sons; we were amazed how happy & helpful the people were even though the majority were living in extreme poverty!! My husband took pencils to his former schools & the excitement & pleasure over such a small thing was really amazing!! Kids crowded around like ants @ a picnic!! We also saw water being hauled by many women & children walking from their homes far away; to rivers & back to their homes again!! To many this was an all day; every day event!! So your program to get clean water & jobs raising crops for the Honduran people touches my heart!! Please keep up this wonderful program. GOD BLESS YOU!!! SINCERELY, KATHLEEN ARTICA

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    August 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Ben, your eloquent in articulating your feelings into words. I to have found generosity has opened my heart to experiences that are worth their weight in gold. I hope to one day participate in being able to reach your goals in generosity at the level you have; thank you for being a stunning example of what our world needs now more than ever before.
    I dropped off stuffed animals to the local CPS office in my small town. I did it in thanks to you for being an example. Generosity holds no bounds.
    Thank you for what your doing. I happened upon your blog. Thank you♡

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    August 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Ben you don’t need to be the bachelor again. Open your eyes and look around the love of your life is right in front of you. Wish you all the happiness in the world

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    August 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Adam Stanley is amazing! I just got done reading his book called “The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating” and it was amazing!

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    Vickie Farris
    August 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I have watched you (and Bachelor/Bachelorette for many years. It was a refreshing Season to watch you and how respectful and kind you were TO ALL the ladies. I am speechless that your relationship ended!!! There is a Very lucky gal out there who will appreciate you and love you the same ..Keep doing what your doing and be who you are . You are seemingly an amazing guy, handsome with a smile to kill !!! Kudos!!

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    Anna C
    August 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Had no clue you were a Christian! This is a wonderful post. I just moved to Denver myself and have been checking out all the non denominational churches in the area. Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      Ben Higgins
      August 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Most of our writers attend Red Rocks Church, but there are a ton of phenomenal churches in the area.

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    August 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Just sumbled upon this…
    Doesn’t it feel good to write out your thoughts!?

    As I tell all my friends when they are trying to make the best decision–“You do you, boo boo”. And it seems like you got you figured out! Onward!
    Also–Shawn and Kaitlyn rule 😉 your tangent is justified.

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    Judy M
    August 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Ben, you are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and he knows the deeper desires in your hearts. As psalms 37:4 says,’ take delight in the lord and he will give you your heart’s desire’. I would encourage you to continue seeking the lord in this season of your life. Get closer to God and know his desir a for you and let your desires align with His desires. He knows us better than we will even know ourselves. ❤️. You are loved by a father who is also a friend.

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    Ashley Zehner
    August 17, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Ben I just want to thank you for staying true to you and your faith in God. Especially because you are now considered a public figure, it seems that sometimes “fame” can spare no room for thoes whom have been raised with the belief in God. Also you of all bachelors deserve a woman that believes in you and the things you do and also shares the same faith. Guys like you are hard to come by especially in the great state of Indiana, where I’m originally from as well. I want to thank you for giving me hope that genuine men can actually exist. I pray for your new life journey and hope you all the best 😊

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    Emily Westmoreland
    August 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Totally respect the never say never comment. I swore I’d never become a teacher, and God placed me in the profession and has kept me in it! I appreciate your openness .

  • Reply
    August 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    “Are you the person the person you’re looking for is looking for?” -Andy Stanley 🙂

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    Claudia R
    August 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Ben, God’s timing…not ours! I am sure God has that special woman made for you in His very own image. Love stories take long because God is writing it for you…find someone who loves God first. Love is patient.

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    August 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Really thoughtful insight into the process, which we appreciate. One of my life mottos is taken from an incredible lady who I highly recommend, Brene Brown, who writes “Daring greatly is not about winning or losing, it’s about courage.” This is something I’ve tried applying in many aspects of my life, big and small, whether I’m saying yes or no because sometimes courage is saying no or not right now like you mention. I think when it comes to decision making, I seek out the advice of trusted friends and family, prayer and sometimes it even takes the saying of having 5 seconds of insane courage. When I moved from the heartland to Los Angeles for work with no roadmap, it took me a few months to actually say yes. When I then moved away from LA, I realized my dreams had changed and I felt fairly confident at that time it was the right move. I even applied for your season of the Bachelor, Ben, something I certainly never thought I would do…(that whole never say never) and it took an intense amount of decision making just to go through with an application. So I think big decisions cause us to pause for a bit and seek out what saying yes to any given decision might do or saying no might do as well. And ultimately we can trust God and ourselves in knowing we made the best decision at the time. Thanks for sharing so many great articles from you and your friends!

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    August 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Enjoyed your honesty. Who you are is really conveyed in this post!

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    August 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    This was totally enlightening to me to read your story. Thank you Ben. And goodluck!

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    August 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    So well written and very respectable. Keep having the courage to follow the passions God has given you…It’s an encouragement and a light to so many–funny how He works, huh?!

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    Allison Maginnis
    August 18, 2017 at 12:03 am


    Your steadfastness in your faith in Christ will carry you through! You’ve got a lot of people rooting for you. Continue to love others and seek His kingdom!

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    Ashley Imani
    August 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Ben, you’ve always had a good head above your shoulders. That’s why even after the sad break of your engagement, you still are my favourite bachelor.
    I don’t think that you should ever consider going back through the process of The Bachelor again to find love. I feel like the right person will come your way.
    But those are just my thoughts. You’ll do the right thing. I know it.

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    August 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Wow reading this shows your maturity! My husband and I love you, we are sorry to hear about you engagement but I honestly was pleasantly surprised after reading this! Nice to have a deeper insight other than what’s shown on tv!

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    August 18, 2017 at 2:42 am

    This encouraged me more than you know! You are inspiring so many by writing this. I think God is going to use you in amazing ways! And thank you for sharing and being so open In this article because it reminded me that good men like you are still out there. I’m a Chicago gal now living in Los Angeles and wow is it hard to date out here and find good guys. But you were an inspiration to me And I hope others as well. Blessings to you my friend!

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    August 18, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Love this!!! So well put and well thought out! You are a great guy and I love what you do here on this page and everywhere else you can. I love that you use your connections for a greater purpose in this world! You truly are a one of a kind gentleman. Any girl would be lucky to have the love from your giant heart. You were a great bachelor and would be again! In your your own time… 😊

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    Kayla S
    August 18, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Not sure if you read these litte comments.. but I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read the title of this, a little part of me was caught off guard and sort of jumping for joy because you were one of the most genuine bachelor’s in my opinion. However, I didn’t know what to really think about the question, but I think you answered/handled it perfectly!

    I am in quite the tough situation/need to make a decision right now in my life and I am not sure where to even start. I feel so pressured to make a decision instantly, and I feel like that is making my thoughts scramble. I just asked myself “Would it be wise?” Like you had asked yourself, and to be honest, that really is such a great question, even to start with. But my question is – how can you make a wise decision when you are pressed for time? How can you make any decision when your thoughts are flying every which way? What if both outcomes are good for you?

    No matter what, thank you for the post! Really gets the brain working.

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    Taquiah Gordon
    August 18, 2017 at 6:40 am

    This was really good Ben. K3p up the good work and whatever life chooses for you, it’ll be good💟

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    August 18, 2017 at 7:21 am

    You’ve been one of my favorite people to watch from that show . Your heart is so good and you understand what’s important in life and have found your purpose. You are very wise behind your years and have a mature soul. Continue what you are doing and pursuing your passions. And thank you for sharing your journey and your heart it is very inspiring to see people use the fame and platform they are given for good. It’s rare and refreshing.

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    Lauren Tag
    August 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Your vulnerability and rawness is very admirable. Thank you for always sharing your heart. I’ve been a fan since day one, and this is the perfect understanding of why to support my case. God is on your side, and He will always guide you to the direction He sees that is the one the path shall take.

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    Terrie L Gentry
    August 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I think the world of you, regardless of your position with the Bachelor. You have proven to be all that I thought you were, and with that, my heart is content. Be you, and yours will come. ❤️ Terrie Lyn

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    August 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    So much respect for you Ben. You were my favorite Bachelor before and even more so now. Good luck to you and your past relationships. You have a great head on your shoulders and we all know your going to make the right move. As for evaluating tough decisions, you’re already doing it. Taking it day by day, following your heart, and doing what’s best for you and those you care about- that’s all you can do. Keep on doing you!

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    August 18, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Ben, thanks for your transparency. I was really excited to read that you listen to/read Andy Stanley. He is my local pastor and has shaped my life in unimaginable ways. If you haven’t listened to it already, Love, Sex, and Dating is one of his best series ever. I wish I had heard it when I was still dating.

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    Ali Christian
    August 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love reading your writings. You have such a way with words beyond your years. You have so many exciting things going for you in your life right now! God has shaped you into such a lovely man and I wish you nothing but the best! I need to come to Denver to try out fierce45! Looks like a awesome workout! We need to go hit the course sometime too! ⛳️

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    August 18, 2017 at 11:07 am

    As never watching a single episode of the Bachelor or Bachelorette I learned who you were being from small town Indiana myself. I guess you could called it “fan” of the “giving Ben”. I love to see you use the opportunity God have you being on the Bachelor and now fame to bring light and support to organization such as Humanity and Hope. Please continue to let you light shine for God through your giving heart! He will always guide you down the right path even if that path may be a long, bumpy one!
    Much love and respect from Indiana ❤️

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    August 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Ben, great post. To be honest, I never got into watching the Bachelorette/Bachelor franchise of shows. I saw your page on IG and thought you would be inspirational to follow with your humanitarian work. Aside from that, you are pretty cute hahah. Anywho, your message on taking the opportunity to learn about yourself is something I find extremely relateable. I have been in relationships for the wrong reasons or just realizing I wasn’t ready. For the past few years, I have decided to work on myself – relationships with family/friends, career/grad school, mind/body, and my relationship with God; I am much happier. All my friends and family think it’s ridiculous that I’m single, should settle and stop being “picky”. However, I know plenty of people unhappy in their relationships from settling lol. From those happy ones, I notice their relationships that work come natural or “easy” in their methods to work together. I will continue to believe finding the right partner is in God’s plan, I believe that for you as well. Live your best life.

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    Ben Higgins Reveals If He Would Return to ‘The Bachelor’: ‘I’m Not Saying Never’ – the Entertainment Portal
    August 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    […] 29-year-old businessman opened up about the possibility of reprising his Bachelor role on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, on Thursday, expressing he’s not quite “ready for another relationship to take place […]

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    Ben Higgins Reveals If He Would Return to 'The Bachelor': 'I'm Not Saying Never' - The Church Lady Celebrity Hot Topics
    August 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    […] 29-year-old businessman opened up about the possibility of reprising his Bachelor role on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, on Thursday, expressing he’s not quite “ready for another relationship to take place […]

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    Ben Higgins Reveals If He Would Return to ‘The Bachelor’: ‘I’m Not Saying Never’ | News Worldwide
    August 18, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    […] 29-year-old businessman opened up about the possibility of reprising his Bachelor role on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, on Thursday, expressing he's not quite "ready for another relationship to take place in a public […]

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    Ben Higgins: Why I Won’t Be the Next ‘Bachelor’ | Global TODO Stuff
    August 19, 2017 at 1:20 am

    […] Bachelor or Bachelorette in extremely difficult situations,” he wrote in a new post on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, on Thursday, August 17. “By the end of the show everyone is completely drained, which you can […]

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    Ben Higgins: Why I Won’t Be the Next ‘Bachelor’ | Re Newz
    August 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

    […] Bachelor or Bachelorette in extremely difficult situations,” he wrote in a new post on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, on Thursday, August 17. “By the end of the show everyone is completely drained, which you can […]

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    August 19, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Some crazy late night Instagram creeping creeping (not literally) lead me to this blog post! After reading such a well thought post, I absolutely had to write this reply.
    I believe you are making a very wise decision. You seem like such a genuine person, and as long as you are doing right by God he will do right by you. You will be in my prayers! From one stranger to another, take care!
    Texas! <3

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    Ben Higgins looks to religion to ponder if he could be The Bachelor again | Ok! Here's the Situation - O!HitSOk! Here's the Situation – O!HitS
    August 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    […] Ben’s new blog he answers the question about whether or not he would consider the challenge of being The Bachelor […]

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    August 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I think it’s pretty bold of you to have a blog where you have this way of almost venting. In a way this must be a little therapeutic. I am in my late 20’s and got out of a serious relationship about a year ago, and I too did some similar things such as yourself. Things I didn’t think would ever help me heal, but then I realized it was time for myself combined with my faith that I needed most. With that it motivated me to make a career change to do something that made me actually want to go to work and feel like I had done something worth while.
    Anyways, this is completely out of character for me. I don’t respond to blogs or things like this ever, but something about yours caught my eye and it was very relatable. Keep writing.

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    “Bachelor in Paradise 4” Episode 3 Recap Incl “Bachelor” and “Winter Games” News – Reality Steve
    August 22, 2017 at 10:22 am

    […] whoever they choose was their first choice. Just to set the record straight, Ben Higgins basically eliminated himself and it certainly doesn’t sound like Wells is all that fired up for it. I just don’t see Wells […]

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    Ben Higgins: Would I be the Bachelor Again? Funny You Should Ask … – VipScandals
    August 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

    […] Higgins wrote on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to respond to fans asking him if he wants to once again be the […]

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    Ben Higgins: Would I be the Bachelor Again? Funny You Should Ask … | The Daily Headline News
    August 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

    […] Higgins wrote on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to respond to fans asking him if he wants to once again be the […]

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    Ben Higgins: Would I be the Bachelor Again? Funny You Should Ask … – Official Site
    August 22, 2017 at 11:27 am

    […] Higgins wrote on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to respond to fans asking him if he wants to once again be the […]

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    Ben Higgins: The Next Bachelor … Again?! | The Daily Headline News
    August 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

    […] Higgins wrote on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to respond to fans asking him if he wants to once again be the […]

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    Ben Higgins: The Next Bachelor ... Again?! - The Hollywood Gossip - KingGossip.com
    August 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    […] Higgins wrote on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to respond to fans asking him if he wants to once again be the […]

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    Ben Higgins: The Next Bachelor ... Again?! - Enews 24 Ghanta
    August 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    […] Higgins wrote on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to respond to fans asking him if he wants to once again be the […]

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    August 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I loved your response to the question Ben! I love that you’re devoting yourself to you and loving life with others. I am actually from Honduras, currently live in U.S… and I’ve seen what you’ve done for my country and I am so thankful. Thank you so much and God Bless you in all you do❤️

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    Ben Higgins Reveals If He Would Return to ‘The Bachelor’: ‘I’m Not Saying Never’ | The News Inquirer
    September 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    […] 29-year-old businessman opened up about the possibility of reprising his Bachelor role on his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, on Thursday, expressing he’s not quite “ready for another relationship to take place […]

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