Bachelor No. 19 picks his future bride Monday night in the season's three-hour finale

By Melody Chiu
Updated March 09, 2015 07:00 AM
Credit: Nicholas Maggio

PEOPLE Exclusive: The Bachelor‘s Chris Soules and fiancée Whitney Bischoff open up about their small-town life together – and starting a family! Subscribe now for instant access to their plans for beating the odds and making love last.

After a dramatic season filled with tears and lots of kissing, Bachelor Nation will finally find out Monday night which woman Chris Soules has chosen to share his life in Iowa.

Will it be sweet and reserved virgin Becca Tilley, or bubbly fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff?

To tide us over until then, we’re imagining – much like the women this season on ABC’s hit reality show – how life would change if Prince Farming brought us back as his future bride to his teeny-tiny hometown of Arlington (pop. 429).

1. Blowouts would be a thing of the past.

The nearest blow-dry bar is in Cedar Rapids (71 miles away), so for these big-town gals (Tilley is from San Diego and Bischoff hails from Chicago), a good hair day isn’t just a hop and a skip away anymore. Luckily for Soules’s prospects, they’ve had impeccably perfect hair all season long – even in Bali, where Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s mane put up a courageous fight against the heat and humidity.

2. Working out would be a super romantic activity.

Golf courses and swimming pools may be 20 miles away, but who wouldn’t want to swap kisses under the moonlight with the Bachelor instead? With Arlington encompassing just 1.05 square miles, we’d be more than happy to plan our wedding to Soules while circling the town with him, hand in hand, over and over and over again.

3. Our wallets would be a lot fatter.

The nearest mall is nearly an hour away in Waterloo, so those days of making a quick stop at Bloomingdale’s after work and accidentally spending way too much money on a new pair of shoes are over. Then again, we could help keep the mailman (yes, just one) employed by shopping online to our heart’s content. He’d even track us down while we’re out and about to personally deliver the latest package.

4. There would be no fighting over where to go on date night.

There’s only one bar in town. Or maybe none. (The phone was disconnected when we tried calling.) Either way, Soules and his love could just load up on candy from Charley’s Quik Shop (the city’s lone convenience store) and stream some Netflix movies (the nearest movie theater is also at least a 20-minute drive away) for a low-key night in.

5. Our game would be on point.

No, seriously. Arlington’s surrounding area is known for its “turkey, deer and pheasant hunting,” according to the city’s website. Coupled with some freshly shucked corn from Soules’s farm, a home-cooked meal has never sounded so good (or fresh).

The Bachelor finale will air Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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