Aven Jones: 5 Things To Know About ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Meeting Rachel’s Family

Rachel Recchia told Aven Jones that she was 'falling in love' with him on 'The Bachelorette,' and on the show's Sept. 13 episode, he'll get to meet her family.

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Aven Jones had a successful fantasy suite date with Rachel Recchia on the Sept. 5 episode of The Bachelorette. While the episode ended in a cliffhanger without the results of the rose ceremony being revealed, previews for the Sept. 13 episode confirm that Aven is moving on in his journey to find love. A clip for the episode shows Rachel introducing Aven to her family in Mexico.

Rachel told Aven that she was falling in love with him during their fantasy suite date. However, she told Tino Franco that she was already in love with him, so there’s a lot riding on this family meeting for Aven. Ahead of the episode, learn more about Aven below.

1. What Is Aven’s Job?

Aven is a Sales Executive in San Diego, California. He works as an Account Executive at Cengage, where he’s been employed since Dec. 2020. The company sells educational content. Before that, he worked in medical sales at AMC Health, and he previously held jobs at Dexcom and MEDITECH.

2. Where Did Aven Go To College?

Aven graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2016. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and Management. He graduated Cum Laude from the school.

3. Aven Is A Basketball Player

In addition to his studies at UMass Dartmouth, Aven also played on the men’s basketball team from 2012 until 2016. He entered the NBA Draft in 2016 but was not drafted.

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Aven Jones on a date with Rachel Recchia. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

4. What Is Aven Looking For In A Partner?

“Aven wants a woman who is loyal, honest and able to organically bring out his fun side,” his ABC bio reveals. “She should love to travel as much as he does and will value quality time together above all else. Aven wants to build a meaningful relationship that goes deeper than the surface.”

5. How Old Is Aven Jones?

Aven is 28 years old, which makes him two years older than Rachel, who turned 26 in April 2022.

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