Courtney Robertson Still Trying to Convince Public She 'Loves' Bachelor Ben

3/13/2012 3:10 PM PDT

"Bachelor" winner Courtney Robertson has reached Phase 2 in her shameless quest for fame -- the part where she tries to make everyone believe she's SERIOUS about her engagement to Ben Flajnik

A fully-clothed Courtney was out in L.A. moments ago ... telling paps, "We're engaged ... I love him." She also noted they have yet to set an actual wedding date.

During the finale last night, Courtney revealed she and Ben briefly split up after they finished taping the show ... but had since reconciled.

So, we gotta ask ...