‘The Bachelorette’: Tyler C. Just Became a Front-Runner After His One-On-One

Tyler C. swooped in out of nowhere in the most recent episode of The Bachelorette. Hannah Brown entered her one-on-one fishing date with the contestant feeling stressed and unsettled. Tyler C. more than rose to the occasion and helped her to feel taken care of. The two had a fun time flirting and fishing, but the real magic took place during the dinner portion of their evening.

In an uncharacteristically long scene of the two talking over dinner, Tyler C. told Hannah B. how thrilled he was to have the opportunity to make her feel better earlier.   

Tyler C. and Hannah B. | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images
Tyler C. and Hannah B. | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

“I love that I was able to be the one to pick you up. It meant a lot to me and I was glad I could do that,” he said. “I’m glad I could be that guy. You know sometimes you need a man to stand up for you and fight for you or sometimes talk you off a ledge, you know. Relax, you know, we’ll get through this. That’s why we have each other. That’s what it’s all about. We’re not always gonna be super chipper.”

When Hannah B. replied, saying it was a struggle for her to be communicative about when she’s feeling stressed because she wants to put her best foot forward throughout the whole process, Tyler C. said: “But we don’t need the best, we only need the real Hannah, and I got that today and I adored that today.”

That’s husband material, ladies!

The reason Tyler C. went on ‘The Bachelorette’

Hannah B. came forward and told Tyler C. that she wasn’t sure of him at first–she was initially worried he was a player. She asked him what his intentions were coming on the show.

“I think I’m really at a point where I’m really accepting of who I am and ready to give myself to somebody else. To be honest, I almost didn’t come here. I almost stepped away. My pops almost died like two months before I came out here. He got really sick and he was in the hospital for like 25 days, he was in a coma for like 10 days, it was tough. I had to sign away his rights and send him away for surgery. It was like the hardest thing I ever went through in my life. I really didn’t even want to come, but then like my pops kind of started recovering, had a successful surgery, every day I’m with him, doing everything I can to make him better. Me and my dad would sit around and watch The Bachelorette and he kind of like became a huge fan of you, and he was like ‘Tyler, this is your girl. You’ve got to go make the most of this opportunity.’ And so I went for it and was still feeling like ‘I don’t know if this is for me,’ and then I get to the limo and I see you–I got this feeling that I’ve never had before. I just feel it for someone I’ve never felt for someone before, and that confirmed a lot for me right then and there. I was like ‘I’m not here for The Bachelorette, I’m here for Hannah,’” he told her, adding: “I really am falling hard. I think the world could be ours.”

With that, Hannah B., looking awfully smitten, offered Tyler C. the date rose. Tyler C. seemed sincere and Hannah B. seemed to be quite taken with him. He gave her exactly what she needed that day: ease and comfort. If this first date is any indication, Tyler C. will be going far.

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