Spoilers ahead for the June 29 episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever on ABC.
Although the latest episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever was technically about JoJo Fletcher and her Bachelorette Season 12 search for love, the highlight of the three-hour broadcast may have been the appearance of new Bachelor leading man Matt James and his best bud (and Bachelorette alum) Tyler Cameron for a video chat with Chris Harrison. In the process, Harrison asked Tyler what kind of woman they're looking for to win Matt's heart, and Tyler shared.
That is, Tyler shared as soon as he and Matt stopped cracking up at Chris Harrison dropping the question. Despite the laughs, Tyler gave a very sincere answer that had Matt nodding along. So, ladies who are looking to capture Matt's heart when he takes the spotlight on The Bachelor, take note of Tyler's explanation of the ideal woman for his buddy:
Let me just say: whatever happens with Matt's search for love on The Bachelor, I'm glad he has a best bro like Tyler in his corner. Although Matt himself didn't comment on what qualities he's holding out for in the women who appear on his season of The Bachelor, he nodded along with everything Tyler had to say, and looked genuinely touched when Tyler confidently stated that Matt is "gonna change the world."
Matt is already changing Bachelor Nation, as the announcement that he would be the next man distributing roses meant that he would be the first black lead of The Bachelor in the show's history. He was also a somewhat surprising pick, since Bachelors are usually pulled from the previous season of The Bachelorette to get another shot at love.
That said, Matt was already tied to Bachelor Nation thanks to his connection with Tyler, and The Bachelor could really benefit from a leading man who is a romantic blank slate rather than somebody who has been jilted by a Bachelorette. Matt seems to be all-in on the Bachelor process so far, and he shared that "the grandkid counter" for his mom started with the announcement that he was going to be the next Bachelor, then joked that she wants "a basketball team" of grandkids, or as many as can fit into a minivan.
Honestly, after their brief appearance on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever, I'm already wondering if Chris Harrison will try to seize every opportunity to reunite Matt and Tyler during Matt's time on The Bachelor. They made for a fun duo, and Tyler is popular enough with the ABC crowd despite not winning Hannah Brown's heart that he landed a role on Single Parents. Still, as much as I enjoyed Matt and Tyler hanging out and bouncing off of each other, I think the next season of The Bachelor needs to keep the spotlight on Matt. Tyler can drop by, but this is Matt's journey.
Matt's journey on The Bachelor won't start for a while, however. Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette has only just been able to start production, and the future is very uncertain as to when Bachelor Nation can return with a new season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise. For now, you can catch new episodes of the recap show The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For more viewing options, check out our 2020 summer TV premiere schedule!
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