In case you’ve been scouring the Internets for info about Dale Moss, I have great news for you. (Who’s Dale, you ask? Oh, only the dude Clare Crawley maybe quit The Bachelorette to be with—after three weeks of filming. They might be engaged. Casual!) Turns out, Dale did an interview with the show MaleRoom back in October 2019, just a few months before Clare’s original contestants were officially revealed in March 2020. This video has legit never been seen before. In a Cosmo exclusive, we get to hear a little bit from the man himself including: his ideal woman, how he approaches hookups, and the advice he has for all the women out there. Spoiler alert: I’m absolutely with Clare on this one. He’s incredibly sexy.
The full video is above and features another Bachelorette alum Derek Peth. Don’t worry, I saved you some time. His most revealing quotes:
On the type of man he is.
“I’m all about handling business, having fun, and if you can’t laugh, I think you’re losing.”
So he’s, like, a perfect match for this girl right here?
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On how he’d define romance.
“I think romance is a little bit of vulnerability, to be honest. You have to be willing to fail, but also I think sometimes you have to say, ‘Screw it,’ and take a chance, not really knowing what’s going to happen. If I could put it in one word, vulnerability is a level of romance. And at the end of the day, you have to have passion and love at the same time.”
If there’s anything the Bachelor franchise is about, it’s “vulnerability” and “taking chances” with a huge swig of “passion.” See also: Clare’s entire time on the franchise, and yes, I am for sure including that time she talked to a raccoon.
On his perfect match.
“There definitely has to be attraction, and you get that feeling like ‘Damn, is she out of my league? Like, is she too much for me?’ I meet a lot of women who, on the outside, you would think I would get that feeling, but the substance or some of the other things might not be there, and at the end of the day, when you’re in a room...if you have energy, you carry yourself with confidence, and you connect and have a conversation, you can see into their soul, you can really get a good feel.”
I love a man who wants to date a woman who’s cooler than he is, but also—this is insane foreshadowing for Clare, right?? She knows exactly how to walk into a room with a glass of champagne and immediately become way more interesting than 29 other ladies.
On how a guy should approach coming over after a few dates.
“At this stage, if I’ve seen someone a few times, it’s like, ‘Hey, I’d love for you to come over, here, I’ll come over, I’ll grab a bottle of wine, we’ll just chill at the place for the night...’” [Everyone in the interview swoons and asks if Dale is doing anything later, to which he laughs] “Well, you know, I ain’t got no ring on this finger!”
NOT ANYMORE DALE (ALLEGEDLY). Also, can’t you totally see how Clare might be immediately into this man? Even Derek was like—absolutely, yes, I’d go out with you.
On whether a woman should hold out before a hookup.
“There’s no time limit on if it’s someone I’m interested in. I’m not going to be like, ‘Damn, we haven’t hit the sheets in this amount of time.’ I’m rocking with you through and through, obviously, there’s an interest...Sometimes, it’s how you approach it, like it’s a fun, flirtatious, freaky night, and that can lead to some long-term stuff too. But I think that’s in a woman’s court, what you want. You’re grown.”
That feels almost like a Tyler Cameron–level response on respecting a woman’s choices. Also: Fun and freaky, hello.
On whether one woman is enough with all the temptation out there.
“I’ve never had a problem when I’m committed to someone, being really committed. I’m not gonna lie, I love women. I’m sexual, I’m open, but I get really freaking annoyed if they’re shallow or there’s not depth, I can’t do it...I would rather invest in someone, but I will take my time and make sure it’s right. I’m not in a rush by any means, but I’m pretty direct and understand where I want to go in my life...Someone will really pull me in that direction when the time is right.”
“[When you] live in New York, there’s beautiful women everywhere, your hips would get pretty sore if you didn’t have some control...[laughs] I’ve had a couple hip flexor injuries and some scares here and there.”
Okay, so Dale is basically admitting he was kind of a player, right?? But it feels like “depth” + “the time is right” = Clare, and also, now I could not be more excited to watch their love story develop. Is this not like two hot, driven people showing up at the exact right time for each other? Also, lol, sex injury jokes, FTW.
On his one tip for the ladies of the world.
“Don’t be afraid to push a man away. If it’s the right situation, that’s not gonna happen, and if you’re not going to stand your ground and set boundaries for what you believe in, it’s never going to work, and he’s got to do the same.”
See also: One of the best Bachelor moments ever, aka Clare telling off Juan Pablo.
Respect the opportunity you’ve been given. Respect the rules. Respect me. @BacheloretteABC ❤️
— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) April 25, 2020
How soon until this season airs again??
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