He’s single and ready to mingle! It’s been more than two years since Nick Viall was The Bachelor, and the handsome hunk revealed that he is still looking to find love. “I have an active dating life,” the 38-year-old told Life & Style exclusively while celebrating Plenty of Fish’s new Dine and Dish video on Tuesday, September 17. However, the Wisconsin native is not trying to find his soulmate via the internet. When asked if he was on any dating apps, Nick replied, “I am not, but if I were, I am checking [Plenty of Fish] out,” he revealed. “I have heard a lot of great things.”
After rumors swirled that Nick was flirting with actress Rachel Bilson on Instagram, the model remained mum about their relationship status. “Oh, I’m a huge fan of Rachel. I told this to her on my podcast — I had a huge crush on her in the movie Jumper. Big crush. I mean, as a person, I think she’s wonderful,” he said.
After his stint as the Bachelor, Nick got engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi, but the two called it quits five months later. So, is the podcast host still looking for The One? “Of course!” he exclaimed. But don’t expect Nick to pop back up on any of the Bachelor franchises again since it seems like that chapter is closed. “Not to find love,” he said of any future appearances on the ABC shows. “I always there to support the show when it makes sense.”
These days, the TV personality is keeping himself busy since he is dabbling in acting, hosting Bachelor Nation fan favorites on his podcast called The Viall Files and is running his own business, Natural Habits essential oils. Ultimately, Nick has nothing but good things to say about his time on television. “It’s a journey, you know,” he explained about life post-Bachelor. “It’s going great, quite honestly. I am very thankful for my time, and it didn’t work out in the whole love department, but truth is everything. It has given me a lot of opportunities, but if it weren’t for my platform, I wouldn’t have had the start that I had or the podcast, obviously.”
Nick has met Peter Weber — who was just announced as the new Bachelor — and the Bachelor in Paradise alum approves of the pilot. “I think he is great,” he said. “I told the next Bachelor that they should ride the highs, and don’t get too down from lows because there are plenty of lows.”
Well, ladies, Nick is ready to meet The One. He’s a ~viable~ candidate!