It's third time lucky for this season's star Ali Oetjen, who came third runner-up on Tim Robards' season of The Bachelor and who failed to find everlasting love on Bachelor in Paradise earlier this year.
But with 18 men aged between 24 and 42 and ranging from a university student to a bank manager, Ali's in with a good chance of finally finding her perfect match (just don't ask for any pointers from the Honey Badger).
Below, meet all of the contestants on this season of The Bachelorette.
Ben, 27, Air Conditioning Mechanic, NT
Air Conditioning Mechanic Ben is ready to find love after having his heart broken a few times. Hailing from the Northern Territory, Ben has love for the outdoors, playing footy and is always keen to be the best version of himself.
Bill, 31, Mechanical Plumber, Vic
Optimistic that there is ‘the one’ for him, mechanical plumber Bill is ready to ready to fall in love. Outrageously loud but a self-confessed softie, Bill is funny and motivated.
Brendan, 29, Events Manager, NSW
Brendan is ready to take on the next chapter of his life after a shattering marriage. The kind-hearted 29-year-old is an events manager with a terrible sense of humour. Generous Brendan’s ideal partner is someone who is fun and has an adventurous side.
Charlie, 31, Builder, NSW,
Adrenaline junkie Charlie loves outdoor sports and is hoping his next partner will be up for an adventure. Charlie, a builder, is a passionate romantic and believes he ticks all the right boxes for marriage. The 31-year-old is values someone who is outgoing, funny and smart.
Cheyne, 28, Construction Auditor, NSW
Cheyne has plenty to offer his dates, including entering a relationship with “an open heart and an open mind”. The well-travelled 28-year-old is ready to settle down and find a soul mate and says his ideal date includes wine around a fire, rugged up and looking at the stars.
Damien, 42, Retreat Director, QLD
Damien is working his dream job as a retreat director and is ready to invest in something real. The 42-year-old is an adventure-lover whose ideal partner is supportive of his life, open to travel and someone who he can trust and is driven.
Dan, 32, Sports Reporter, WA
Dan, a sports reporter, is ready to make love work. The self-labeled ‘cheeky fella’ is a compassionate 32-year-old who is from a large family. Dan looking for a partner who has a good sense of humour, driven and has a genuine respect for family.
Danny, 39, Chiropractic Student, QLD
Former Federal Police officer and now a university student, Danny is happy to be chasing his dreams to become a chiropractor. Danny has had his fair share of hardships and hopes for his happily ever after. The caring and thoughtful 39-year-old’s dream date includes swimming with dolphins.
Daniel, 30, Personal Trainer, Vic
Daniel knows what he wants in a partner; ambition, adventure and someone who shares the same morals and interests. The former Navy veteran is a perfectionist who has a long list of requirements for his future partner, including someone who is strong minded, well mannered and a partner who would give him 100 per cent.
Ivan, 29, Commercial Painter, Vic
There’s never a dull moment with Ivan who prides himself on being an unpredictable joker. The painter is an unapologetic mummy’s boy, who is also an aspiring Magic Mike dancer, can turn shy when his heart flutters. The commercial painter is looking for someone who is easy going and will inspire him to follow his dreams.
Jules, 24, Former Infantry Corporal, NSW
Twenty-four-year-old Jules is an Aussie larrikin who wants to grow up and grow old with someone. Love has bypassed the quirky and spirited former corporal, but he says he won’t be afraid to make his voice heard when finds love. Jules has one requirement in a partner: confidence. His dream date something that would take them both out of their comfort zones.
Nathan, 23, Carpenter, NSW
Nathan is a cheeky and playful 23-year-old that likes to keep things fun and interesting. A self-proclaimed ladies’ man Nathan has learnt love is not all sunshine and rainbows. The carpenter hopes to connect with someone who is intelligent and free-spirited. Fun-loving and someone who has a lot of energy, Nathan hopes his next girl will be someone he’s with forever.
Paddy, 27, Gym Manager, Vic
Gym manager Paddy wants to prove how sweet and respectful he is and hopes he won’t come across too mischievous, arrogant or confident. Paddy says he will treat the girl of his dreams like “no other girl in the world”. The 27-year-old believes in love at first site “to a certain extent” and can knows he can instantly gain feelings for someone.
Pete, 27, Commercial Sales Agent, QLD,
Pete’s is hopeful of finding a loyal and smart partner and believes his best features of his smile, charm and wit will help him get there. The affectionate and emotionally intelligent commercial sales agent has learnt a lot of lessons through his heartbreaks, but has used the experiences to make him wiser and more resilient.
Robert, 29, Plumber, Vic
Robert dreams of the day he can spoil the girl of his dreams. The 29-year-old is a man of class, fashion and 100 per cent believes in love at first site. Robert is mature and goal driven who is ready to start his own family within the next five years.
Taite, 28, Bank Manager, Vic
Taite prides himself on the good advice he can give his friends. The family oriented 28-year-old is looking for a woman his mum and nan would adore. Taite, who is a career-driven bank manager, is looking for a woman who is also driven and has a good sense of humour. Taite believes he will win over Ali’s heart with his daring and flirtatious personality.
Todd, 26, Sales Rep, WA
Todd is a competitive sales rep who is motivated by making everyone around him laugh and smile. Todd, who believes love is a bond that develops over time, has a heart of gold and is tired of being single. He is looking out for a partner who can laugh and joke as much as he can.
Wesley, 31, Heavy Machinery Operator, QLD
Wesley has been dubbed Tarzan by his peers due to his luscious locks and his adventurous side. The positive 31-year-old enjoys snowboarding, sky diving, and race car driving. A deal breaker for Wesley is someone who is mean, and he hopes to find a partner who is honest and a hopeless romantic. He will do anything to find a beautiful like-minded woman.