Katie Thurston Wants Partner Who ‘Isn’t Intimidated’ By Her Life

Figuring out what she needs! Katie Thurston has been single since late final yr, and he or she is aware of clearly what sort of associate she wish to date subsequent.

“[I want] somebody who isn’t [intimidated] by my life or persona,” the previous Bachelorette, 32, wrote throughout an Instagram Story Q&A on Friday, January 13. “I’m fairly impartial so bonus factors if I really feel taken care of by him, that’s when my female power shines.”

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Thurston, who served because the lead of the Bachelorette season 17 in 2021, additional performed coy about her present relationship standing. After one other Instagram person requested if she was “courting,” the Washington native merely shared a selfie of herself shrugging.

The ABC persona’s romantic standing made historical past earlier this month after she celebrated New Yr’s Eve with Nick Uhlenhuth.

“I used to hate having a birthday so near the New Yr however now I like it! It’s this full circle second every year that marks a model new chapter,”  Thurston wrote by way of Instagram on January 3, sharing a carousel of photographs from her festive celebrations. “I’m excited to be 32 in 2023. In my intestine, I simply know, that is going to be one hell of a yr and I’m so excited! 🥂 My 2023 mantra: Watch me 😎.”

In one in every of her snaps, Thurston and the 29-year-old Circle alum posed collectively for the digital camera. Neither actuality TV alum has publicly addressed the character of their relationship.

The previous financial institution advertising and marketing supervisor’s love life first captivated the general public’s consideration when she was solid as a contestant on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor. After the 31-year-old former soccer participant despatched her house, she was tapped to guide The Bachelorette, which aired in 2021. After a rocky journey, Thurston finally accepted a proposal from Blake Moynes. The twosome break up in October 2021, simply three months after the finale aired.

The aspiring comic then moved on with John Hersey, whom she despatched house in the course of the second week of her Bachelorette season. They dated for lower than a yr, calling it quits in June 2022.

“This choice was not made evenly, and it was clearly not a simple one to make,” the bartender, 29, stated in an Instagram Story assertion on the time. “I recognize each one in every of you that has supported us all through this journey. We couldn’t (and wouldn’t) be right here with out you.”

Because the pair’s break up, Thurston has prioritized her therapeutic journey and self-growth.

“My thirties and being single have really been my favourite. My solely timeline is happiness and I try this properly alone,” she wrote on Friday, answering a query about “worrying” in regards to the strain to cool down by a sure age. “Timelines don’t exist. It’s your universe. Personal it.”