The remedy for a broken engagement for The Bachelorette‘s Jesse Csincsak? Hitting the slopes for a ski weekend with his fellow reality TV friends — and a new gal pal.
Although Csincsak, who split from Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas last November following a whirlwind courtship and engagement, admits to not being “really focused on dating,” he tells PEOPLE he has a newfound connection with another bachelorette: Holly Durst, a contestant on The Bachelor: London Calling, which featured Matt Grant.
“I have a great time with Holly,” says Csincsak. “We’re both from Ohio, we both have a lot in common, and I think that we both really enjoy hanging out with each other.”
In fact, Csincsak took Durst, along with other women from season 12’s The Bachelor and friends he made during The Bachelorette on a Breckinridge, Colo., ski weekend recently. “It was awesome, man,” Csincsak says, “and it was cathartic. We all got to catch up, chit-chat about how things have been. It was cool, because we all had the same experience, and there’s nobody else out there that can understand what we went through except for the guys that were on the show.”
While a long-term relationship may be the last thing on the snowboarder’s mind, it was a definite love connection between Csincsak and his fellow “bachelors.”
“It was like we never left,” Csincsak says. “I love those guys, no matter whatever we’re doing — be it drinking beer, playing cards, skiing, snowboarding.”
And the subject of Pappas never popped up. “Believe it or not, we really didn’t talk about her,” Csincsak says of his former fiance, “It was just a guys’ weekend, and we spent more time throwing the guys that didn’t show up under the bus then we did talking about her.” –Reagan Alexander
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