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A sexologist weighs in on Nick Cummins decision on The Bachelor: "He was true to himself"

Australia still fumes, but is there any merit to the Honey Badger's shock decision?

By Jess Pullar

While Australia still reels from one of the most dramatic Bachelor Australia finales ever, the masses certainly have a lot to say, and plenty of it doesn't paint Nick Cummins in the best light.

Now, a sexologist has weighed in on his decision and her response might surprise you.

While this may shock you, sexologist Nikki Goldstein actually believes that Nick made the right decision to pick neither Brittany or Sophie in the finale.

She told the Daily Mail: "I don't think he is a bad guy. And we have his past on the show to see that."

While Nick could have chosen one girl for the sake of the show (and let's face it, for the audience), it would only have ended in the public arena anyway.

"[But] he knew that the connections he felt with both were not strong enough and he was being true to himself and how he felt."

She continued: "Should we punish him for that or commend him? He broke the script but in that he was true to himself."

Nick has come under fire for his decision to pick neither girl in the finale.
Nick has come under fire for his decision to pick neither girl in the finale.

On Sunday, Nick broke his silence on The Project - his only interview since the finale aired. He attempted to justify his decision, claiming it all came down to "timelines".

"So timelines you can have, you can think you know what you want, and then someone comes into your life and your view of what you thought you wanted gets absolutely blown out the window," he said.

"Why would I go in and start something that has a high potential of three months down the track breaking her heart, you know? I'd rather make a very hard decision then at that point to save a big scar on the heart later."

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Along with thousands of Twitter reactions to the Honey Badger's shock decision since the finale, other celebrities have also weighed in on the saga.

Former Bachelor contestant and Bachelorette Sam Frost said it was a "pretty poor effort" from Nick to pick neither girl.

"These poor girls let their walls down and let him in only for him to say he's not ready. It's like, 'Mate, you probably should have thought about that before you signed on to be the Bachelor.'," she told the publication. "I think it's a pretty poor effort on behalf of Nick," she told news.com.au.

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Sam Frost, a former *Bachelor* and *Bachelorette* contestant shared her thoughts on Nick's decision.
Sam Frost, a former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestant shared her thoughts on Nick's decision.

During The Project interview, former contestants Sophie, Britt, Brooke and Cass all had the opportunity to share their thoughts - and none of them were happy.

Cass, who widely became known as the 'stage-five-clinger' due to her portrayal on the show, broke down in tears when speaking about the experience, saying she felt like she was a "joke".

Meanwhile the two finalists, Britt and Sophie, appeared even more furious about the show's eventual result.

Sophie said: "It's whether you can find someone that you connect with and you try it in the real world later. But the fact that he couldn't see enough in one girl out of 28 it just shocks us, I don't quite understand it."

Britt added: "You don't go to an all you can eat buffet when you've just had lunch do you?"

"You just don't do it."

Looks like there'll be plenty of scrutinising coming the Honey Badger's way for a while yet.