On “The Bachelorette,” Season 19, which aired on July 11, 2022, out of the 32 participants, several frontrunners appeared sooner for both Bachelorettes.
Though Rachel Recchia appears to be moving towards Tino Franco, Gabriela Windey, the second Bachelorette, is sensing a solid bond with Nate Mitchell, a Chicago-based electrical engineer.
The 33-year-old did not manage to get much screen time during the premiere. However, in the second episode, two viewers discovered more about him following Gabriela picking him for her first in-person date. At the end of the night, he got a rose and viewers promptly flooded Twitter to appreciate his sensibility and regard for the Bachelorette. Nate seems to be capable of moving further this season.
Here’s everything we know about the fan-favorite Nate Mitchell.
What is Nate Looking for in His Partner?
Nate’s formal cast wiki from ABC explained him as boasting “a weakness for a woman who can make him laugh so hard his belly hurts.”
Considering that Gabriela is famous for her sense of humor and craziness, it doesn’t surprise that they feel a strong bond with each other.
On their first date, which comprised a helicopter ride followed by a dinner at Union Station in Los Angeles, Nate and Windey giggled most of the time they spent together and spoke in weird voices.
Mitchell is a Romantic-comedy Fan
As per Nate’s fun facts, his favorite film is “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Perhaps he will have his happily ever after with Windey, similar to Ben and Andie.
The other two facts stated that he loves a gas station Icee and isn’t a mosh pits fan.
Fans Praised Him for the Way He Stood Up to a ‘villain.’
The second episode first introduced the season’s short-lived antagonist, Chris Austin. In a conversation with several suitors at the Bachelor Mansion, Chris said he wouldn’t be okay with Windey and Recchia’s intimacy with several men in fantasy suites week.
This led to drama in the previous season of “The Bachelor,” where frontrunner Susie Evans put the same request. After learning about Echard’s intimacy with Gabriela and Recchia, Evans quits the show and leaves Echard to run after her.
Chris’ remarks irked several men, including Mitchell, who opened up about why Austin’s perception was complex.
Nate said, “Anytime that you have a premeditated thought of, ‘You won’t do this, unless that,’ that is a form of control,” adding, “And that is manipulative. This could be our queen. This could be the mother of our children. This could be someone we spend the rest of our lives with.”
“You cannot have preconditions to love. It’s just a form of control that a lot of men don’t realize that they do that damages good women,” he added.
Quoting his speech, fans put it forward on social media.
“You cannot have preconditions for love. It’s a form of control that a lot of men don’t realize they do that damages good women.” – Nate
— Dan Emerson (@dscapp) July 19, 2022
— all knowing bachelor witch (@BachelorScholar) July 19, 2022
Mitchell is a Father of a 6-year-old Daughter.
On his date, Nate told Gabriela that he had a young daughter who was six years old. He said, “She is my world. Like, a pocket of my heart burst open for the first time when she said, ‘Dad,’ (and) the first time she told me she loved me.”
He referred to his daughter as “the human form of coffee.”
Following the episode’s premiere, he visited the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast. He told the former “Bachelorette” precedes Becca Kufrin, whereas Michelle Young said Gabriela’s frankness made him comfortable to speak regarding his bond with his daughter.
Nate is Friends With Several Bachelor Nation Alums
After a few days after the Season 19 cast official release, Dustin Kendrick took to Instagram to share a close friendship with Mitchell.
He shared a video with the caption, “Meet my childhood friend … y’all can meet him on the bachelorette on July 11!”
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If things don’t work out well between Mitchell and Windey, Nate will most possibly be in connection with Bachelor Nation. He was already nominated by a Former Bachelorette named Katie Thurston to be the next lead in a Tweet.
— Katie Thurston (@katiethurston) July 19, 2022