While Gabby doesn't have a physical type, she says if a guy doesn't have a personality, then it's a hard pass.
Gabby's ideal man will challenge her, communicate his feelings, and work hard to equally carry the weight of the relationship.
Gabby's future husband must love dogs!
Gabby is terrified of humpback whales but she is a huge dog lover.
Gabby adores her goldendoodle, Leonardo, and says they are a package deal.
While Gabby would love to find a man, she isn't the type to lose herself in a relationship. She hopes her partner will love her for the independent woman she is.
Clayton won't be the first Bachelor Nation man whom Gabby has dated
Gabby dated The Bachelorette alum Dean Unglert during his college years, and Dean -- who is now in a serious and committed relationship with The Bachelor alum Caelynn Miller Keyes -- has said how she's an amazing girl and he was in love with her.
Dean discussed his relationship with Gabby, although he didn't name her directly, during an October episode of his "Help! I Suck at Dating!" podcast.
"She was, like, one of [my] main exes. She was my girlfriend from college. Producers called me and were like, 'Hey, we're thinking of casting this person -- what do you think of her? We know that you dated 10 years ago,'" Dean revealed, according to Us Weekly.
"And I was like, 'Oh, she's great. If she gets selected for the show, she'll either win the show or she'll be the next Bachelorette.' And I firmly believe that."
Blake shared late last year how and he Gabby dated for a couple of months after her relationship with Dean ended.
Since Blake also had a brief fling with Caelynn before she met Dean, Blake joked about how the two men simply like the same girls.
"I didn't know Dean until obviously, like, 2018, but Gabby was a good friend of one of my very good friends from college, they were roommates," Blake said on his "Behind the Rose" podcast in October 2021, according to Us.
"I met Gabby long before I was on The Bachelorette, like, I want to say maybe 2015 or 2016. We hung out for a little bit, so I know her very well."
Blake called Gabby "fun" and "loud" and said at the time she has a "very outgoing personality."
"When she walks into a room, you know she's in a room. You never know if the lead is going to be into something like that," Blake said.
"You never know if they like the more shy, quiet type or they like the loud, outgoing type, but she's definitely very loud, very outgoing, she has a lot of friends. So if Clayton's into that, I see her getting hometowns, for sure. She's a beautiful woman... They're gonna have the football player, cheerleader storyline."
Gabby likes to try to keep everything light!
While Gabby has a serious job as an ICU nurse and even assisted the sick as COVID-19 spread, the bachelorette views herself as a total goofball.
Gabby had heard prior to appearing on The Bachelor that Clayton also has a goofy side, and so she planned to seduce Clayton with her humor.
Gabby was also voted "Team Clown" her rookie year as a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos.
The bachelorette clarifies her past relationships with Dean and Blake
Gabby dished on how serious -- or insignificant -- her prior romances were with Dean and Blake during an early January appearance on "Talking It Out with Bachelor Nation" hosted by Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo.
"We don't have our phones when we're filming, and I came home to all this stuff about how Blake and Dean had been talking about me," Gabby said, adding how it's been "crazy" and adjusting to normal life again was "hard."
But Gabby noted how she was relieved and "grateful" to find out Dean and Blake had both said "really positive things" about her.
"I feel like there's a lot of conversation about it," Gabby said.
"I dated Dean over 10 years ago. I think we were 18 or 19, so maybe 12 years ago now, in college. He was one of my first loves."
Gabby's recollection of her relationship with Dean corroborates what he had said in October 2021.
Gabby said on "Talking It Out" that her relationship with Dean, however, is in "a distant past" from her experience on The Bachelor's 26th season.
"It was just so long ago... Clayton and I's story, it's very much its own thing," Gabby insisted.
"I'm almost really grateful it was far in the past so I could focus more on Clayton and kind of be separate, at least so I thought. I knew things were going to come up."
As for Blake, Gabby suggested their fling wasn't an actual romantic relationship.
"Blake and I had mutual friends... I want to say when I first got out of college. So it was like 2013 or 2014. We never actually went on a date; there were no drinks paid for, no dinner paid for," Gabby explained to Mike and Bryan.
"[Blake is] saying we dated," she complained.
"And you're saying you didn't really date?" Mike asked for clarification.
"Right," Gabby replied. "Yeah. He's like one of my friends of friends, you know, we had spent time together and stuff. But definitely no official dating [or] no formal [relationship] or exclusivity."
And Gabby reiterated how that was also "a really long time ago."
"So yeah, it's nice to kind of have that separation. I've had boyfriends since both of them that have really taught me a lot of things," she shared.
Gabby said she's learned a lot from past relationships -- after Dean and Blake -- that helped her grow "into a woman and as a partner."
"So I think they're great people," Gabby said of the two The Bachelorette alums.
"And I'm grateful for all of the nice things that they said about me. But it's nice to kind of clear up my dating history, which seems to be a topic of conversation!"