Hayden gifted Rachel a birthday card when they first met, and so he made it known right off the bat that he was more interested in her than the other Bachelorette, Gabby Windey. Rachel also felt an immediate "spark" with the suitor.
But Hayden was one of several men who brutally dumped Gabby during a group-date afterparty, which preceded the third Rose Ceremony of the season.
"Tonight gave me a lot of clarity. I looked at today and my own life and what my values line up with, and you know, I do have my intentions fully for Rachel," Hayden told Gabby.
"And I think you have the bubbly aspect to you, the goofy aspect and you're a little bit more, like, I don't want to say 'rough around the edges,' but y'all want people to be very direct with y'all and so I wanted to make sure that I express that to you," he said.
Gabby, who put on a good face at first and hugged Hayden, ended up crying to the cameras about how her biggest fear was being "too much for people" and being misunderstood. She said Hayden's comment really hurt her.
"I'm here to find a lifelong partner. I'm not here to teach dudes how to act," Gabby complained.
But Rachel decided to give Hayden another chance, and so she offered him a rose.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Hayden is going to emerge as a villain this season. So until we can watch him make more waves on The Bachelorette, let's learn some information about this bachelor right now.
Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Hayden Markowitz.