Upon first seeing Tayshia, Ben called her "beautiful" and said producers couldn't have picked a better leading lady. He found Tayshia "captivating."
When Tayshia got to know Ben better, she confessed that she was attracted to him and he made her nervous. Ben explained he's always been "a relationship guy" and ended a relationship two years prior to the show that he thought was going to last forever.
Ben admitted the breakup "destroyed" him and so he stopped dating for a while, but he has begun developing genuine feelings for Tayshia on the show -- feelings he hadn't felt in awhile prior to filming.
After Ben kissed Tayshia during a sweet moment together, she gushed, "I'm smitten by Ben. There's something about that boy. I like him."
Until viewers can watch more of Ben and Tayshia's love story unfold onThe Bachelorette, let's learn a little bit more about him right now.
Below is a list of six facts Reality TV World has compiled about Ben Smith.
At heart, Ben is a Midwestern boy
Although Ben currently resides in California, he is originally from Noblesville, IN.
Ben has one younger sister Madalyn and appears to be very close with her. Madalyn has called Ben an "incredible role model" and "the best big brother" ever on her Instagram account.