Blake Horstmann definitely has his horse in the race following his first one-on-one date with Becca Kufrin on The Bachelorette.

The Bachelorette's second episode on Monday night featured Becca and Blake, a 28-year-old sales representative from Bailey, CO, embarking on the first solo date of Season 14.

"After the issues from the night before, I was really looking forward to a one-on-one date with a guy who I knew wouldn't be any drama," Becca wrote in her People blog, referencing drama between Chase Vergason and Chris Randone on Night 1.

"Blake was just that guy. Something you guys didn't see was our limo ride over to the warehouse. We must have laughed the entire way and bonded over our love of peanut butter and the show Friends."

The 28-year-old Minnesota publicist added, "Our connection, while so far over 90s TV shows and snack foods, felt like it was natural and easy -- I loved it."

For their date, Becca and Blake were given sledgehammers to crush and destroy items that reminded The Bachelorette star of her past with her ex-fiance from The Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. including a race car and televisions playing footage of the couple's engagement.

"Usually it's me planning the dates, but Chris Harrison had something up his sleeve and took all the planning off my hands. I was going into this one just as blind as Blake, which bonded us in a way that made me feel like no matter what, we were in this together," Becca revealed.

"When Blake and I were handed the jumpsuits and sledge hammers I thought to myself, 'Okay, Chris, you have our attention.' Then we walked into the warehouse and I thought to myself again, 'Oh wait, NOW you have my attention.' What a cool freaking date."

As Blake and Becca enjoyed their high-energy and cathartic date, rapper Lil Jon rapped "Turn Down for What."

"Besides meeting Lil John... my favorite part of this date was the fact that Blake and I seemed like a team," she wrote.

"Smashing away my past felt insanely therapeutic, but doing it alongside Blake (someone who I've been excited about since After the Final Rose) made me feel so optimistic about officially putting history behind me and looking ahead to the future," Becca gushed.

Over a romantic dinner that evening, Blake and Becca dove into a deep conversation about their past relationships. Blake admitted at the time he had his heart broken by a woman he really loved shortly before appearing on the show.

"Blake opened up about how he too was blindsided by heartbreak in his past," Becca noted in her People blog.

"It felt for the first time in this journey, that I found a real connection with a man that I could see a solid future with. He had my back and I had his, and that was a refreshing feeling."

Blake received a rose on his one-on-one date with Becca, and based on their apparent connection, he won't be going anywhere any time soon.

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