The Season 21 The Bachelor star and Natalie were therefore asked about marriage and children during a recent appearance on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast, according to BachelorNation.com.
"We're talking about it more," Natalie shared.
"We're having those conversations that everyone is scared to have, but they're definitely needed. We talk about finances, children, where we want to live, and things like that. We are definitely opening up and talking about those things more."
And Natalie added, "We're not not trying, we're not trying either. We're just living life."
Nick revealed how Natalie is "playful" when they discuss getting engaged and she's given him some helpful tips or hints.
"She asked me once [about an engagement], because she's very playful. But great, she's giving me the information I need to be successful," Nick said.
"I love that for me. She was like 'Is this too much?' And it wasn't. She walked the line carefully and told me exactly what you want and where you're at."
Nick suggested he was relieved that Natalie showed him what she likes and how she'd envision that important day.
"Now I know, and this is good to know, but I don't feel pressure," Nick explained on the podcast.
"As a guy, you get to a place where you don't want to have to reassure your partner that you want to marry them or want to get engaged. She wants to tell me things, but we both have a level of wanting it to be romantic and a surprise, rather than knowing today is the day."
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Nick actually got emotional when talking about his strong feelings for Natalie, according to Bachelor Nation.
Nick confessed that, for the first time in his life, he would "not be okay" if Natalie left him.
Nick said he'd typically anticipate a breakup in each of his last relationships but Natalie has made him feel "so safe."
Nick and Natalie went Instagram official in January 2021 and then Nick confirmed one month later on his "The Viall Files" podcast he's in a serious relationship with Natalie and it's going "great" and he's "super happy."
"I love that she is passionate about what she does," Nick noted of his girlfriend's profession.
He added, "What I like about [her profession] is I know nothing about it. I couldn't do it. I can't speak to it. I can't even try to sound smart to it. And that's really quite impressive."
In addition to calling Natalie "very confident" and "so wonderful," he bragged about her being cool, calm and collected.
"Between the two of us, I am easily the most dramatic. Like, I'm the drama queen, and that's the first time I've ever experienced that and it's really great... She is the voice of reason, which is a breath of fresh air," Nick disclosed.
And Nick couldn't help but boast about his girlfriend's morals and values.
"She might have the highest character of anyone I've dated," Nick revealed, "but that's not to disrespect anyone I've ever dated... She's always present with what's going on in the world... She's always helping people out."
Nick admitted although it "sounds so cheesy," Natalie makes him "want to be better."
"Everyone loves her. Without question, everyone likes her more than me. All of my friends. Without question. And it makes me a little insecure about myself," Nick joked.
When asked how they met, Nick revealed that he didn't make the first move!
"She slid into my DMs. It was very romantic," Nick recalled with a laugh, adding that he first met her when he was with some of his friends in New York.
A source previously told Us Weekly that Nick and Natalie began dating at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, but People had claimed the couple first linked up in 2019.
Regardless, it reportedly took some time for trust to develop and Nick to commit to Natalie, who decided she wasn't okay with just hanging out after several months without a dating label.
"I have those moments of gratitude and thankfulness of being happy. There are those moments of, like, 'You're really great, and I'm really happy you're a part of my life' kind of thoughts," Nick gushed in February.
Nick starred on Season 21 of The Bachelor following multiple attempts to find love on reality TV.
Kaitlyn ended up giving her final rose and getting engaged to personal trainer Shawn Booth, whom she split from in November 2018 after three years of being together. (Kaitlyn is now engaged to The Bachelorette 14 alum Jason Tartick and planning their wedding).
Nick continued his search for love on reality television following his split from Kaitlyn through a stint on Bachelor in Paradise, but when a romance with Jennifer Saviano didn't work out, ABC selected him to star on The Bachelor's 2017 season to hopefully find his match.
Nick got engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi at the end of his season, but their romance kicked off with more challenges than the average The Bachelor couple to come out of the show given Vanessa had been living in Canada and Nick preferred to stay in the United States.
Shortly after getting engaged, Nick also competed on Dancing with the Stars, which soaked up a lot of his free time and energy.
Nick and Vanessa split in August 2017 and Nick seemingly never entered a serious relationship since -- until Natalie.
As for Vanessa, she announced her engagement to Canadian businessman Josh Wolfe in August 2020, and the couple got married on August 20, 2021 in their hometown of Montreal, Canada.
Vanessa is currently pregnant with her first child, and Nick congratulated his ex when Vanessa had initially shared the news via Instagram in April 2022.