Caelynn, who competed for Colton Underwood's heart on The Bachelor's 23rd season before meeting Dean on Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season this past summer, admitted she and Dean aren't ready to get engaged or married at this time.
"We've only been together for like 6 months," Caelynn acknowledged.
Caelynn and Dean, however, are reportedly thriving as a couple and doing better than ever.
Caelynn called Dean "very romantic" and said he "influences" her every day.
"Even today, we are leaving straight from here on a surprise trip that he is planning," Caelynn told the magazine on Monday.
"I was, like, super stressed, packing and everything, and he's like, 'Hey, calm down. It's okay.' He makes me more relaxed."
Caelynn also said Dean, who accompanied her to the 2nd annual American Influencer Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night, brings out new sides of her.
"I think people were initially surprised to see my adventurous side and my camping and hiking side, but Dean definitely brings that out of me," Caelynn noted.
"He's the most supportive boyfriend. He's the kindest boyfriend. So for him to be here [at tonight's event] is great."
Earlier this year, Dean gushed to the magazine about how his relationship with Caelynn is "monumentally different" from other women he's dated in the past. Dean was previously linked to Kristina Schulman, Danielle Lombard and Lesley Murphy.
"She's very intelligent and compassionate. I am able to be myself around her and she's able to be herself and that's how we create synergy and build around each other," Dean explained at the time.
"For the first time in my Bachelor franchise relationship history, I feel like I'm able to say what I want, do what I want and allow my partner to build with me while I'm doing that."
Dean said he had "a better understanding" of himself thanks to his romance with Caelynn and their relationship had flourished.
Dean and Caelynn fell for each other on Bachelor in Paradise 6, but their journey had some major bumps in the road.
As the pair dated on the show, Caelynn felt the need to guard her heart and proceed with caution given Dean's reputation of being a bit of a player, but she really liked him and Dean claimed he had no intention of ever acting like a self-declared idiot again.
Dean admitted he lived in a van and had no job or real ambition, but Caelynn found him funny and exciting. The pair quickly became inseparable, and Dean continued to win Caelynn's trust by turning down dates with other bachelorettes.
However, Caelynn was warned by fellow cast members Dean was "a heartbreaker" and it was only a matter of time before he'd crush her.
Caelynn therefore decided to confront and challenge Dean about his motives. She wanted to hear him say, "Yes, I want a future with you," as well as receive reassurance that her heart was safe with him.
But Dean couldn't give her that. While Dean said Caelynn was the only woman whom he wanted to spend time with in Paradise, he admitted he sucked at dating and couldn't see himself settling down any time soon.
"I'm going to take off in my van for nine months and be as free as possible," Dean explained to Caelynn.
"I know that kind of sucks to hear. It only makes sense for you to protect your heart only because I don't want a normal life and to go to dinner parties on Saturday nights where we talk about our feelings and emotions."
Despite the fact Dean seemed noncommittal, Caelynn continued to date Dean in Paradise -- only to eventually be dumped on her birthday.
"I know I won't be able to get where you would need me to be by the end of this. Wholeheartedly, I know I won't be able to get there," Dean told her.
"I think you deserve a guy who is 100 percent gung-ho jumping into a relationship with you... I just think you deserve someone better than me, to be completely honest."
Dean therefore left Mexico alone and devastated Caelynn, who cried her eyes out for days. It wasn't until Caelynn met Connor Saeli that she thought she could enjoy the rest of her Paradise experience.
Caelynn and Connor really hit it off, but Caelynn apparently never moved on from Dean.
And much to her surprise, Dean later returned to Paradise to win Caelynn back.
"The entire flight back, I literally could not stop thinking about you," Dean told her. "I rented a car and drove to the Grand Canyon, and when I was there, I thought about how badly I wished you were there with me."
Dean decided to come back to Mexico to prevent Caelynn from falling for another guy. Dean realized she was special and he wanted to be with her.
"I knew that I needed to come here and tell you that I wanted us to try and be in a relationship," Dean shared.
"If I continue to wait until I'm perfect to be in a relationship with someone, I'll probably be alone forever."
Dean delivered a beautiful speech that appeared to make Caelynn go weak at the knees, so she decided to dump Connor and leave Mexico as Dean's girlfriend.
After Dean and Caelynn left Paradise together, they continued their relationship in the real world and traveled to places such as Venice and Spain.
On September 10, Caelynn posted several photos of Dean and herself in Dean's van.
The couple were snuggled into bed with each other, watching a sunset on a beach somewhere.
"Lots of ramen, very few showers, and a whole lot of happiness," Caelynn captioned the photo.
When asked about their relationship on Bachelor in Paradise's reunion special, Caelynn responded, "I've slept in his van a couple nights! It's going great... I love [van life]. I'm surprised but I actually love it!"