I had to think about it because The Bachelorette was still really, really fresh for me. Even though I came off that, my mind and heart were still open and I really wanted to find someone.
Yes! I’ve been single for a while now and I do have to travel for work, and I just miss having someone special there to share adventures with and have cute little date nights with. And just having someone special to share life with and have fun moments with and spoil and do special things for!
I’ve done no research at all. I haven’t even met any of them – I guess I’ve been pretty busy and living on the Coast as well, I’m sort of away from Melbourne or Sydney where people are like, “Oh, you’ve been on that show, I’ve been on that show, let’s catch up and chat about it!”
I can only hope so! I’m going in there pretty open-minded and open-hearted. It won’t be until I sit down and meet every one and spend a bit of time with them to see if someone floats my boat.
I hate drama! I hate drama so much. You can probably see it from my season – if there was any conflict, I’d just be in the background… Look, I’ll spectate, I’ll even mediate.
It’s bound to happen! I know that in some situations on the island some people will like the same person, but yeah it’s just who has that better connection at the end of the day. If I liked the same girl as someone else in the house and there’s more chemistry with her and another guy, I’d be a gentleman about it.
Drama is a big one. Oh God, what else? That’s a pretty big one. If a girl is close-minded, I don’t like that. I don’t like disrespect – I don’t like people who cat about other people or whinge about other people... Yeah that’s really pretty much it.
If a girl’s interesting and she’s got her own things going and her own passions in life, she’s chilled, goes with the flow, likes adventure and is fun to talk to, then yeah that’s it!
Look, it’s different in [The Bachelorette] because everyone was there for one person and you were like, "I really wanna know this one person and work on things with this one person."
I wanna meet someone whether it’s as The Bachelor or in the street or a shopping centre... If it’s buying breadsticks and our hands both touch the same breadstick packet and we look at each other and go, “Breadstick?” That’s my Lady And The Tramp "Spaghetti Moment." Whether it’s that or on the Bachelor, where there are ladies who I know are 100 per cent there just for me, finding someone is my motive behind everything…
I’m a little bit old-school, as you know! So if I have an interest in a few different girls, I’ll really be a gentleman. I won’t be making forward moves on multiple girls at the same time and I won’t be trying to kiss them all. I’ll be polite and be a gentleman and just get to know them. And when I find the one girl, I’ll go, “I love these qualities in this girl – she’s amazing, let’s see if she’s a good kisser, too.”
Hmmm… [Laughs] Wait and see!
Mack! He’s the most beautiful person on the planet.