updated 08/08/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/08/2011 AT 6:15 PM ET
Just as the new season of Bachelor Pad premieres Monday on ABC, one of the competing couples are moving on – and moving in – with each other.
Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl confirm to PEOPLE they are looking for a new home together in Los Angeles.
“We are looking at apartments and will take the next step in our relationship,” Girardi told PEOPLE at the ABC Television Critics Association press tour party at the Beverly Hilton Sunday night.
And Kahl couldn’t be happier: “She’s my girl! I love her. She’s my everything. She’s my future, she’s my forever, she’s my love,” he said.
The pair started dating several months ago and say they are still going strong.
“We’ve both been very hurt before,” said Kahl, “but our relationship comes out of mutual respect for each other. We both want to work on things to make each other happy.”
In terms of what they are looking for in an apartment, Girardi wanted a place with space for new gadgets. “I want new appliances because I love to cook, and a nice kitchen, and a big closet, then I’m happy,” Girardi said.
Girardi even showed off her cooking skills on Bachelor Pad. “I made chicken Parmesan for everyone on the show,” she said.