"We're very touchy feely," Bristowe tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "That's how we show our love. We grab each other's butts all the time!"
And there is plenty of time for tokens of affection, now that the former Bachelorette and her fiancé Booth, who were engaged on the season finale last July, have moved in together in a new home in Nashville.
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When it comes to their much-anticipated nuptials, Bristowe and Booth are in no rush.
Says Booth, 29: "The pressure doesn't get to us at all. We only knew each other for ten weeks before I proposed. We're both normal people and the most normal thing we can do is wait."
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When they do get hitched, Bristowe says she's looking forward to taking on her new moniker. "We call ourselves the Boothstowes. But when I get married, I'm going to take his name. I'm not a traditional person, but when it comes to that, I like the idea of being traditional. I think it's romantic."
And there's no shortage of that in the Boothstowe household.
"I love Shawn more now than the day he proposed," says Bristowe. "That was like a fantasy love. Now it's real."