“No, I look forward to meeting them as a part of the Bachelor family but I don’t really date in Bachelor Nation anymore. I stay away from it,” he divulged when asked if there are any contestants he’s interested in during The Betchelor Live Show and Bachelor Finale Viewing Party, in partnership with Ship at Slate NY.
As far as advice for Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph‘s post-show relationship, the former Bachelor had some wise words from experience. “Public relationships don’t ever help the relationship,” he advised. “It doesn’t mean you can’t have one and it doesn’t mean you can’t get through it but it doesn’t ever benefit the relationship. I think you always have to be mindful of that and try to have some sort of privacy even if you have a public relationship.”
“There is so many outside influences,” the reality stud warned. “You give people a window into your relationship and then you open yourself up for praise and criticism. Both can play a role in a relationship. Any relationship should really be about each other but sometimes when you invite a third party, being the public, it can cause unnecessary stresses.”
However, he noted that he thought the couple inevitably did the right thing for them. “I think they handled it well. It’s been fun to watch. I think sometimes it’s tough in Bachelor Nation to live up to people’s expectations. I think, especially Cassie and Colton, did a good job of not necessarily try to live up to people’s expectations but do what’s in their hearts,” Nick explained “Sometimes that’s really tough to do because there’s a lot of outside pressures but I thought they did a good job.”
Keep sharing your wisdom, Nick!
Reporting by Fortune Benatar.