Chris Soules found The One in Whitney Bischoff!
On Monday's Bachelor finale, the 33-year farmer proposed to the 29-year-old fertility nurse, and Becca Tilley was sent home without a rose or a ring. Now, Chris and his fiancée are all smiles on the cover of this week's People, and while the groom-to-be calls Whitney "my soulmate," he admits he faced some challenges leading up to that final rose ceremony.
"It would have been easier had there not been so many great women," Chris tells the mag. "It was a very difficult decision to be in."
He points out, however, that Becca, a 25-year-old chiropractic assistant, "is in a different place in her life compared to where I am."
"That doesn't make it a bad thing, and it didn't change how I felt about her, but it's about trying to find the person that you can see in your life and that you have the best chance of making it work forever with," he tells People. "My sister said, 'You're not looking for a girlfriend, you're looking for a wife.' That's the truth."