updated 02/04/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/05/2013 AT 8:15 AM ET
Sean Lowe is the star of season 17 of The Bachelor, which airs Mondays on ABC. The hunky Dallas businessman and entrepreneur will be blogging about his romantic journey for PEOPLE.com.
Whitefish, Mont., is one of the coolest towns I have ever visited. The mountains, trees and rivers made this the perfect destination for romance. And I’m an outdoorsy guy, so I knew I would really connect with the women that shared a similar appreciation for nature.
My first date with Lindsay couldn’t have gone better. We both felt so comfortable around each other and being together just felt right. We took the helicopter to the mountaintop of Glacier National Park, which was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, and we set up our picnic.
What you didn’t get to see on TV was Lindsay and I wrestling! This tiny girl told me that she wrestled in high school, so of course I had to challenge her to a match. I’ve got about 100 lbs. on her, but she still took me down. I love Lindsay’s playful and fun spirit, and it’s what really separated her from everyone else.