Arie Luyendyk on Doing ‘The Bachelor’: I Haven’t ‘Dated at All’ Since Emily Maynard

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The Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk says he would definitely consider joining ABC’s next Bachelor — after all he is very single single.

During a conference call on Tuesday, Luyendyk told reporters: “I haven’t dated at all, actually… Really out of respect for the show… I haven’t been on any dates and I’ve yet to see that impact [of doing the show].”

But was the 30-year-old race car driver really serious that he would consider finding love onThe Bachelor?’

“That’s a very tough decision,” Luyendyk told Celebuzz. “I would have to put a lot of thought to that.”

“Months have gone by since the taping, but it is a very emotional journey and it would be a very tough decision for me. But I would be flattered if they asked.”

“Through this experience, I did find love, and it was a really great experience for me,” he said. “It opened me up. I do think there is someone out there for me.”

Media reports have speculated that second runner-up Sean Lowe is also under consideration for The Bachelor.

When asked whether he was the better man for the job, Luyendyk said: “Sean is a great guy and I think we’d both be great.”

During Bachelorette Emily Maynard’s “fantasy suite” date — during which the male suitors are permitted to spend the night — Luyendyk was the only contestant who didn’t received an invitation.

But Luyenkyk told Celebuzz he took it stride when he watched the episode air.

“As far as the fantasy suite goes- I had never watched the show before, so I didn’t know or expect anything,” he said. “When that date had arrived, I definitely respected her decision. Obviously she is thinking about Ricky, and she was in love with Jef and myself. I could see how she would want to save something for Jef.”

If you missed winner Jef Holm’s proposal to Emily, watch it below:

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The Bachelor starts taping this Fall. Would you all like to see Arie Luyendyk take the job?