Zach has told Ariel on the show that she's "mysterious" and he's very "intrigued" by her. Ariel has many layers, but she admitted it's difficult for her to open up to a man and show her true colors.
Ariel, however, was able to let down her walls with Zach and stop using humor as a veil. Zach could tell she's an empathetic woman and a great listener, and their first one-on-one date of the season was a gamechanger for them.
In Estonia, the pair enjoyed a sexy one-on-one date at a nudist sauna and spa, and Zach gushed about how the date exceeded his expectations and then some. In fact, Ariel blew him away and made him feel happy and confident.
"She's fun, she's absolutely gorgeous -- like holy sh-t. But now, more importantly, I feel like I can be myself and be comfortable around her," Zach told the cameras.
"It feels like she could be my best friend. At the start of this journey, I spoke with [The Bachelor alum Sean Lowe]. And Sean [spoke about] how he envisioned his journey would go and who he'd end up with, and he's with [Catherine Giudici] who he was like, 'Oh my god, you've been in front of my face this whole time.'"
Zach admitted that in "a very similar way," that was his relationship with Ariel.
"You've been in front of me this whole entire time, and holy sh-t, you could be it!" Zach concluded in his confessional.
Meanwhile, Ariel seems very committed to her relationship with Zach, and she's looking forward to leaving Budapest, Hungary and enjoying her hometown date with The Bachelor star.
Until viewers can watch Ariel and Zach's relationship blossom on The Bachelor 27, let's learn a little bit about the bachelorette right now.
Below is a list of seven facts Reality TV World has compiled about Ariel Frenkel.
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Ariel took a cooking class in Italy before starting college
Ariel took a summer culinary course in Florence, Italy at Florence University of Arts in 2012. She learned how to prepare Italian cuisine by region.
Ariel then attended The George Washington University from 2012-2016, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Sciences.
While at school, Ariel was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Ariel seduced Zach during her virtual chat with him in London
In a deleted scene The Bachelor posted on its official Instagram page, Ariel began her virtual chat with Zach in a seductive black outfit, and Zach's jaw was nearly on the floor when he watched her walk into the room.
"Mr. Shallcross, we have a covert mission today. Are you ready?" Ariel tells the Bachelor.
"I am so excited. I have no idea what to expect, but wow, you look great," Zach replies.
"Are you ready? We have to save London," she explains.
"Okay, we're saving London, yes! What are we doing?" Zach playfully asks with impatience in his voice.
Ariel says, "We're saving London the best way I know how -- through alcohol. We're going to make James Bond's favorite drink. So you should check your door right now, because there's something waiting for you. I believe the butler has delivered something for our covert mission."
Zach proceeds to find a martini, and then he and Ariel both sip one together.
"We took the risk. I don't think they're poisoned," Ariel concludes.
When asked about how she was cast on Zach's season of The Bachelor, Ariel admitted she went into the show "completely blind" during a recent appearance on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.
"I've seen episodes before, and definitely when I was a bit younger, I watched the show. I feel like my friends fully applied me and I went in blind," Ariel told The Bachelorette alum Becca Kufrin.
"I actually got a phone call about the show, not knowing I was getting a call. So I was caught very off-guard. Basically, my friends applied me."
Ariel also admitted she didn't binge watch any The Bachelor season before filming the show.
"I honestly tried, but then I just didn't want to," Ariel said. "I didn't want anything to change my experience. I didn't want to prepare for something when it comes to dating. The less prepared you are for something, the more authentically you are yourself."
Ariel wanted to be different from everyone else, and so she thought going into the process blind would benefit her the most.