'Bachelor' Runner-Up Raven Gates: 'I'm Confident in Finding Love in Paradise'
'Bachelor' Runner-Up Raven Gates: 'I'm Confident in Finding Love in Paradise'
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Four months after she got her heart broken on The Bachelor, runner-up Raven Gates is ready to find love. Not only has the 25-year-old boutique owner confirmed that she will be joining the summer reality dating spin-off Bachelor in Paradise for its fourth season, she's also optimistic she's getting her happy ending.



"I really trust the Bachelor system," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I feel like I'm surrounded by a bunch of love matchmakers, so that's why I'm confident in finding love in Paradise. I just believe in the process."

"I want to find someone that is the Evan to my Carly," Gates said, referring to Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, who met and got engaged on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise. "That's the kind of relationship that I want. I want to find an Evan and Carly type of love."

Meanwhile, fans are already eyeing two potential bachelors for Gates: Bachelorette season 12 contestants James Taylor and fan favorite Luke Pell. 


Taylor already took to social media about possibly pursuing Gates on Paradise while Pell wants to meet her first to see if the chemistry is right.


"She seems like a nice girl, Pell told In Touch. "I think that's really a TV fantasy. They want to see two very similar characters be together. That's not necessarily in real life. Sometimes, opposites attract, or sometimes people's personalities are completely different and they're a good match. It's hard to say."

Who do you think is a good match with Gates: Pell or Taylor? Do you think Gates will find what she's looking for in Paradise?


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