The newly engaged Bachelor talks about the "challenges" of a shared life with fiancé Whitney Bischoff since the show

By Abby Stern
Updated May 08, 2015 06:15 PM
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Chris Soules did not capture the Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing With The Stars but The Bachelor star has a pretty fantastic consolation prize in fiancée, Whitney Bishcoff.

Though Bischoff, 29, lives in Chicago and Soules, 33, resides on his farm in Arlington, Iowa, Soules isn’t anticipating any long-distance problems.

“It should be a pretty easy transition for both of us,” he told PEOPLE at WE tv and Ian Ziering Raise Awareness For Canine Companions in Hollywood on Thursday.

“I’m looking forward to getting back there this weekend and just being with her, and she’s going to probably be riding in the tractor a little bit with me,” he says.

But it won’t be all work and no play for the new couple. “We’ve got to wrap up planting season so that’s what I’m going to be doing the next couple of weeks – planting corn,” the farmer explains. “Obviously I’ve got to go back for the finale for Dancing, but after that’s over it’s back to farming.”

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Even though he didn’t make the Dancing With The Stars finals, he’s okay with not having the distraction in his relationship anymore. Being on the show “did have its challenges, no question,” he admits.

“I mean, anytime you’re that preoccupied mentally and physically with something else … we just didn’t have that opportunity to really focus on [our relationship] and spend that time together, so it will be nice to not have that distraction anymore.”

When will Bischoff make the big move to Arlington? “We can be kind of flexible with that,” says Soules.

One thing that might entice her? Soules’ culinary skills: “I made dinner for her a few times,” he shares. But he didn’t give Bischoff your average meat and potatoes.

“I was trying to eat really healthy because I knew I was probably going to have to take my shirt off at some point during Dancing so [I made] fish and broccoli,” he says. “I can make a mean tilapia. And steak. That’s my specialty.”

Reporting by ABBY STERN