The personal trainer instantly stole hearts on social media after stepping out of the limo and dancing with his possible future fiancée. However, many of the guys in the house are not a fan of Eric — or that fact that he has never been in a relationship before.
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"I'm from Baltimore, you're from Texas, but we're here right now," he told Rachel on their first meeting. "I'm happy to be here, this is a miracle season, what's meant to be will be, and I'm looking forward to spending time with you and getting to know you."
"I love what you just said," Rachel responded, instantly smitten by the 29-year-old.
With the drama surrounding DeMario combined with Rachel's newfound "antenna" on her suitor, he will definitely have to work hard to prove himself to the Bachelorette and viewers.
Here is everything you need to know about Eric!
He knows how to motivate you!
Along with his personal training skills, Eric's Instagram is dedicated to motivational quotes and words of wisdom. This shouldn't come as a shock for fans of the show — he did reveal that if he could be anyone for a day it would be Tony Robbins on his ABC bio.
He's a health nut.
Again, not surprising, as he did list "green drink" as his favorite soft drink or juice, but seriously, have you seen his abs?
He's great with kids.
Rachel has made it very clear she is ready to get married and start a family — and it looks like Eric could be the perfect partner for her. He loves his family and is a natural with tots if we say so ourselves.
He loves sports.
Seriously, can he be any more perfect for Rachel? He showed off his basketball skills on social media and on his first group date.
He's not afraid to share his feelings.
"LOVE is in the air no matter what the day or the year," he wrote. "Love is everything around you, love is inside you, love is with you! Enjoy your Valentines Day and don't forget to LOVE you!! Have an amazing day! Peace & Love."
We're rooting for you, Eric!