Ben told Tayshia during a one-on-one date it had been awhile since he felt such strong feelings for a woman, but Tayshia needed the bachelor to break down his walls and stop trying to paint a perfect image of himself.
Ben said he was afraid of revealing too much of himself, especially if his past was going to burden Tayshia.
However, he had a breakthrough like never before in the latest episode about his troubled past, and Tayshia and Ben kissed the night away during a private concert that resulted in a "magical" evening.
"The way that made me feel tonight is the way I want to feel with my future husband. I feel so connected with him right now. I could really see him being by my side for the rest of my life," Tayshia told the cameras.
"I truly love Ben," she added.
Until viewers can watch more of Ben and Tayshia's love story unfold on The Bachelorette, let's learn a little bit about the bachelor right now.
Below is a list of nine facts Reality TV World has compiled about Ben Smith.
What is Ben looking for in a relationship?
Ben says he wants a wife who can openly communicate and stay emotionally available.
Ben is looking for a woman who can keep up with him on the dance floor or at least be willing to cheer him on when he jumps in the middle of a dance battle to show off his moves.
Ben made a major career shift after his military service
The Army Ranger veteran graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point followed by The United States Army Ranger School.
Ben joined the military at age 18, but after suffering a serious back injury during his service, Ben decided not to return to active duty and later became a personal trainer due to his passion for health and nutrition.
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.
Ben considers himself to be pretty romantic
Ben loves to show affection to a woman he cares about by writing love letters, and he once flew across the country to see a girl he had never met in person before.
Ben thanks his sister for saving his life in more ways than one
In addition to helping Ben through his battle with bulimia, Ben's sister also got him through a "very dark" time in his life, according to the bachelor.
Ben explained 2018 was a rough year for him because that's when he broke his back and was forced to leave the Army. Ben said he was living in a city that was too expensive for him and he felt totally lost.
"I didn't know how to say that I needed things...The only person I confided in was my sister," Ben shared.
Ben revealed he had two failed suicide attempts in 2018 and 2019.
"I didn't want to be here anymore... and I didn't want to burden anybody with my problems. I thought the easiest way was just to not be around. Luckily, it didn't work," Ben said.
While Ben's sister wasn't even aware of these failed suicide attempts at the time, her support and love apparently got him to see the light and want to continue living.
Ben then went through very intentional and aggressive therapy and ultimately became a new man who is "okay" now.