Arie's good friend Sean Lowe, who starred on Season 17 of The Bachelor, also previously admitted that the Dancing with the Stars experience strained his relationship with now-wife Catherine Giudici because it was extremely time-consuming and Sean remained in the spotlight and kept receiving all the attention.
Arie will be shown dating 29 accomplished and beautiful bachelorettes whenThe Bachelor returns next year. It's been six years since Arie attempted to win Emily Maynard's heart on The Bachelorette's eighth edition back in 2012.
Arie told People that he's okay with jokes he's the "old" Bachelor at 36 years old, explained, "I think it's my premature grey, because Nick was older!"
The pro racing driver turned real estate agent said that he's absolutely ready to settle down in his life with a fiancee.
"I'm in a different place in my life than when I was 30: a little bit older and wiser -- and grayer, but it's good," Arie said.
"People expected it to be Peter, so there was a negative reaction, but you're always going to have that," Arie told the magazine. "Not everybody is going to be a fan. What was important was that the women were on board."