It’s clear that Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten are giving it their all because, fortunately, they made it through another tough week on Dancing With the Stars. Besides working super hard, the duo have one great quality that helps them with the competition: they have awesome communication.

“I think it’s because we’re honest with each other,” Hannah exclusively told Life & Style at the DWTS Top 6 Finalist Party at Dominique Ansel on November 4. “If we don’t like something that one of us says, we just squash it right away. We just move forward. We have grown. I’ll be like, ‘I don’t like when you say that.’ He’s like, ‘OK, you gotta stop doing that.’ I’m like, all right.”

Hannah Brown Dishes Chemistry DWTS Partner Alan Bernsten
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Now that the former Bachelorette, 25, and the dancer pro, also 25, are in the Top 6, they couldn’t help but express their gratitude and excitement on Instagram. Hannah first shared photos of the duo performing on the dance floor, along with a sweet caption. “That was a freaking blast,” she wrote. “Thank you @alanbersten for a fun week. And THANK YOU ALL for accepting a little piece of my heart I left on the ballroom for you guys — so glad we will be back next week!” Alan had the perfect response. “Still so excited! I don’t know how I’ll be able to fall asleep!” he commented on the post. Aw!

Alan and Hannah danced the quickstep to “American Girl” by Elle King and their performance impressed judges so much that they nearly got a perfect score. In addition to giving an incredible performance, Alan and Hannah got a little flirty while dancing and gave each other a kiss on the cheek. It’s no shocker they would incorporate this ~cheeky~ gesture in their dance routine. After all, they seem pretty comfortable with each other.

However, there’s nothing but a friendship here, or so the pair claim. Despite having amazing chemistry, the Alabama beauty and the brunette hunk have made it clear they’re just good pals. “We are dance partners and we have the best time together and we have a friendship that is great,” Hannah divulged to Life & Style and other reporters after the September 30 taping. We must admit, though, they would make a cute couple!