by Ashleigh Underwood

The latest celebrity news reveals that Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the newest star of The Bachelor, and former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman is happy to share her excitement. In a recent celebrity interview with UsMagazine.com, Dorfman says, “I think it’s cool, it’s kind of interesting. It’s going back a little old school.” And she’s completely right: With the network bringing back an old contestant, there is bound to be some riveting plot twists and interesting people returning to this longtime reality TV show.

This former Bachelorette is just as excited as we are for the upcoming season of The Bachelor! What are some ways to support your friends as they look for love?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being a good friend means being there through thick and thin. Whatever they are going through, you are by their side, holding their hand. When it comes to their search for true love, here are a few ways to show your support:

1. Know how to listen: The most important thing you can do to help a friend is to simply listen. When your pals are upset or struggling with something, odds are, they just need to get it out of their system. Allowing them to talk through it can help their situation more than anything else.

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2. Empathize with them: While you may not be experiencing the exact same thing, you can probably relate. Share your stories with your friend and let them know they’re not alone. This way, they’ll feel more comfortable and hopefully feel better faster. When you share your experiences with them, it may also help them to come to another solution they may not have thought of before.

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3. Be their wingman: There is nothing more empowering than having your friends talk you up. If they are struggling to find love, help set them up with someone! No one knows your friend and what they want more than you. You can pair them up with the perfect partner and help them jump start a new relationship.

How do you support your friends as they look for love? Comment below!