There’s been an exciting addition to this year’s Bachelor in Paradise cast! For anyone who’s been keeping up with Rachel Lindsay‘s season of The Bachelorette, Dean Unglert quickly became a frontrunner before being sent packing after hometowns. But lucky for fans of the 26-year-old, he’ll be on this season of BiP.

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Dean was spotted hanging poolside with other castmates, including Raven Gates, in paparazzi pics, and according to Reality Steve, he hit it off with a fan favorite from Nick Viall‘s season of The Bachelor. Kristina Schulman not only asked Dean on the first date of the season, but the two are reportedly still dating after returning home from paradise.

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We know one thing for sure: any woman who ends up with Dean is a lucky gal. One of the startup recruiter’s best friends recently admitted to Us Weekly that he’s genuinely a good guy. “He’s so dependable and caring. There’s not a bad thing to say about him.”

But for those still hoping that Dean will be the next Bachelor, don’t hold your breath. The Colorado native admitted he isn’t emotionally mature enough to court 25-plus women. “I just don’t think I’m ready for it,” he said. “I just think that from an emotional standpoint I need to figure out a lot more about myself before I dive in and be the lead of anything. I think I have a ways to go before I’m ready for something like that.” We can’t wait to see how his journey unfolds!

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