If things were normal, Clare Crawley would have already filmed her season as ABC's "The Bachelorette" and fans would be currently tuning in to see how everything panned out. However, due to the coronavirus, things aren't normal and that journey has been delayed.

Despite the delay though, Clare still seems excited to begin her adventure to find love and, if anything, the extra time could work in her favor and allow production to cast more suitable men for the 39-year-old. It could also work in the favor of the contestants vying for her heart -- if they've been paying attention to her interviews.

During Tuesday's episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast, Clare opened up to Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin about what she's looking for in a partner, starting with getting to truly know her. 

"I want the man of my dreams to see the worst of me, to know the worst of me. Not to have maybe compassion or anything like that, but to maybe see it's not always easy and confident and strong and empowered," she said.

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"There's a lot that I went through that I want them to know the hard, ugly, embarrassing struggles of my life to appreciate the woman that I am today, and I want a man to love me for that, and not just for the easy makeup and hair," the hairstylist shared. "Anybody can love you for the easy fun times and the smiles and the laughs."

"I want somebody to love me for all the hard stuff that I've been through. It's been something that I've hidden for so many years," she continued, "but until I've owned that part of my life and looked, not at my past and the stuff I've been through as shame, but to look at it as my superpower, and these are the things that have made the woman that I am today."



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Clare also dished that her love languages are acts of service and physical touch.

"I want somebody who loves to make out," she laughed before elaborating more on the internal attributes she's seeking. 

"I'm not scared to be the one that will step up and do what needs to be done for a relationship," she explained noting a variety of different life challenges someone could face. "I want someone who will walk towards it and stand tall and be strong and be right there next to me. I will never ask anything of any man that I don't bring to the table. [I want a man] who when things get hard they don't run away when they get scared they don't go into a shell."

Whether or not Clare will find what she's looking for is only a matter of time, and while it hasn't been officially announced when production will begin on "The Bachelorette," much less when it will air, ABC's reality chief Rob Mills gave a general idea of when he thinks they could be back up and running to Variety in May. 

"As of right now, the plan is to get a great location that has a ton of space where everybody could safely be together and we can still have great dates that still feel big and romantic, and we would shoot the entire season there," he dished.

"If I’m being realistic, it would probably be mid-summer that we start," Mills said about production and added that the season would likely air for viewers in the fall.

clare the bachelorette Clare Crawley is ABC's next "The Bachelorette" star. Photo: ABC