We're inching closer and closer to the announcement that will change the television landscape for 2018.
Or at least engaged the Internet is some intense rounds of debate.
At some point in the next several days, ABC is expected to name its next star of The Bachelor, with many women around the world hoping and praying that star will be Peter Kraus.
For what reason?
Just take a look at the photo above.
Do you need another reason?
According to series expert Reality Steve, these fans of the franchise need not worry.
Despite a few reports to the contrary, Kraus is expected to anchor the upcoming season of The Bachelor.
"(SPOILER): I feel confident in reporting that sources are telling me Peter is the next Bachelor & it will be announced soon," Steve Tweeted this week, adding:
"I'm aware of last min switch ups in the past, but I don't believe that's happening this time. He's been the guy they've wanted since Day 1."
Kraus just barely missed winning over Rachel Lindsay on the latest season of The Bachelorette.
He was given the boot on a finale that concluded with the Dallas-based attorney selecting Bryan Abasolo.
A major reason Lindsay went elsewhere with her affection? Kraus has strongly hinted that he wouldn't actually propose if he won; he wanted to wait to actually get to know Rachel better before popping life's biggest question.
Such logic goes against all The Bachelor stands for, of course.
We're not even making a joke. This is what creator Mike Fleiss Tweeted just a couple weeks ago in reference to Peter:
"Do we really want a Bachelor who isn't ready to settle down with a woman he loves? Hmmm. Not what #thebachelor is all about..."
(Editor's Note: How many Bachelors have actually settled down with the women they chose on the show, Mike?)
It's no secret, however, that Kraus has been the leading contender ever since The Bachelorette concluded.
He was directly asked about his potential as The Bachelor this summer and THIS IS WHAT HE SAID.
What about Dean Unglert? Too young, critics believe.
Wells Adams? He vied for JoJo’s heart back on Season 12 and ABC typically selects from a more recent round of scorned suitors.
Ben Higgins, who has split from Lauren Bushnell?
“Will I be the Bachelor again?,” he wrote in an August 17 blog post. "I’m not saying ‘never’; I’m just saying ‘not now.’”
Well...we're saying never. The guy had his shot.
So that basically leaves Peter Kraus. Not that we're complaining!
A new season of The Bachelor will probably kick off in January, but it isn't too soon to ask the following:
Do you want Peter Kraus to be The Bachelor?