Colton Underwood Reminds The Bachelor Fans that He's Never Ever Boned

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Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor premieres next month, and if you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, you already know how it ends.

Even if you're going into this season with your eyes closed, you know that Colton will cry a lot and that he's a virgin.

ABC is really doubling down on his virgin status being a game-changer, 

Colton Underwood Cradles a Puppy

On The Bachelorette, Colton revealed that he is a virgin.

The amount of fan discussion that his revelation prompted was a signal to producers that Colton was a guy to watch.

After Becca gave him the boot, Colton was brought over to Bachelor in Paradise.

When he didn't find love there, either, he was picked to star on The Bachelor.

Let's be real -- only part of that was for his hotness. Producers knew that his virginity would be the talk of the town.

In their latest effort to remind the Bachelor Nation of what sets Colton apart, ABC released this poster:

Colton Underwood, 40 Year Old Virgin Tribute Poster

If the promo's format and lighting looks a little familiar, it should.

The poster is a parody of the famous Universal Studios film starring Steve Carell, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

It has the same pastel turquoise shirt, the same gold and orange backlighting, the same angle and expression.

The key differences are the The Bachelor logo and that Colton is holding a rose.

Take a look at the original for comparison.

40 Year Old Virgin Poster

Of course, unlike the protagonist portrayed by Steve Carell, Colton isn't 40.

Colton is 26 years old.

In the film, the protagonist hasn't had sex because he has focused upon hobbies and is unsure of how to go about courting a woman.

He is very awkward.

Colton has focused upon his career as an athlete, which left him little time for a social life.

There was also the factor of Colton's deeply religious Christian upbringing that discouraged him from seeking out premarital sex when he was younger.

Colton Underwood on Kimmel

Colton has clarified that he is not necessarily waiting until he ties the knot before he pops his cork, however.

Instead, he's waiting "for the right person."

That is probably for the best, because he'll have opportunity to get down to business even before the season ends.

That's what the Fantasy Suites are for, after all -- though most couples just use them to talk without the presence of a camera.

(There's a twist with this season's overnight dates, by the way, and it will be interesting to see how that plays out)

Colton Underwood Cries in Paradise

Also, let's be honest -- if Colton doesn't bone his fiancee, he might stay a virgin for a while.

The Bachelor is known for many things, but not for being a place where all that many couples make it to the altar.

Of course, maybe Colton's relationship will succeed where so many others have fallen flat.

In The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the protagonist's more worldly friends begin to face consequences for their sexual lifestyles.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. was certainly no virgin, and fans can hardly stand the sight of him after the stunt that he pulled at the end of his season.

Maybe Colton's earnest inexperience (and rocking hot bod) will help him get his happily ever after and secure the love of viewers.

It would be so weird if The Bachelor turned out to be an accidental affirmation of Puritanical values.

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