Desiree Hartsock on The Bachelorette: Seeking Best Friend, Support System, Kids!

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The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock says she has a good idea what she's after - and what she wants to avoid - when her quest for love kicks off May 27.

"I like someone who's spontaneous, adventurous and enjoys every aspect of life," says the 26-year-old, who vied for Sean Lowe's heart on The Bachelor.

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"And, not to get too serious, but someone who could be my best friend and a support system, someone who I can see as the father of my kids."

She does not have to look far for inspiration.

"My parents have been together 40 years and married for 35," she says. "My dad has her back no matter what. She's so affectionate to him. They act like they are 16."

A deal breaker, Desiree Hartsock says, would be dating the kind of person "who is selfish and doesn't want kids, because I really do want a family."

So how did she handle the pressure of finding Mr. Right from the vantage point of being The Bachelorette and having 25 men competing for her?

"I'm not going to lie. I have a great group of guys," she says. "It was overwhelming. Luckily, I know how it is, so I empathized with them and their nerves."

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