As Becca Kufrin鈥檚 controversial season of The Bachelorette moves forward and we eagerly await news of Bachelor in Paradise season 5, ABC鈥檚 latest show from the reality franchise masterminds is already off to a wild start. The mystery dating competition show The Proposal resulted in its first engagement on Monday, and the happy couple say they鈥檙e going strong.

鈥淲e鈥檙e just starting to get to know each other, but it鈥檚 100 percent real,鈥 contestant Mike Crowe told People of his fianc茅e, Monica Villalobos. 鈥淚 never thought I鈥檇 find someone like Monica.鈥

The premise of The Proposal is that a bachelor or bachelorette remains in hiding but judges a dating pageant of sorts, complete with first impressions, a bathing-suit round (?!), and a Q&A session. Contestants are eliminated until there is just one person left, at which point the bachelor or bachelorette can pop the question if they want 鈥 which Crowe did, telling Villalobos that he had been drawn to her from the first moment she walked onstage.

That was two months ago, when the show was taped, and afterward, the newly engaged couple went out to dinner to get to know each other. It turned out they had a lot in common, and though they still currently live long distance, they鈥檙e FaceTiming a lot and visiting each other, content not to rush into wedding planning just yet.

鈥淭he proposal is a promise to give it a shot,鈥 Crowe told People. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a promise to go out on some dates and give it a chance at love. And it鈥檚 still working out! Maybe we鈥檒l look at a wedding down the road. We鈥檒l cross that bridge when we come to it.鈥

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(photos via ABC/Byron Cohen)