"I am single AF right now. I don't think I'll ever be fully over Rachel, but I'm still looking for that right one," Dean said in a preview clip of an upcoming episode of the On with Mario Lopez radio show obtained by People.
Dean was eliminated from The Bachelorette's thirteenth season during Monday night's broadcast after he was shown taking Rachel home to meet his "unorthodox" family in Aspen, CO.
Dean's visit with his family was difficult and emotional, as his relationship with his father -- who is now a converted Kundalini yogi that goes by the name Paramroop, meaning "divinely beautiful" -- has been estranged for two years.
Dean's family fell apart after his mother died of breast cancer when he was only 15-years-old.
"It was an interesting experience. It was very cathartic in its own sense," Dean, 26, reportedly said of his hometown visit. "I don't regret anything, and I think it was definitely a stepping stone in the right direction."
Dean had warned Rachel before his hometown date that it would be the first time his immediate family gathered under one roof in eight years.
Dean felt abandoned and emotionally neglected by his father after his mother's death, which prompted Paramroop to bark at his son that he still has "one f-cking foot stuck in the past."
When asked how his relationship with his father has been since The Bachelorette date was filmed, Dean told Mario they "have not spoken," according to People.
"[On Monday], he texted me... and was like, 'Hey, the show's on tonight' in a big group chat with my brothers and sister, and then that was about it. I didn't respond and he didn't respond either," Dean revealed.
While Rachel was attempting to comfort Dean in his father's home after what appeared to be a long night, the bachelor confessed to the Bachelorette that he was "falling in love" with her. Surprisingly, Rachel said in reply, "I am falling in love with you too."
But did that mean Dean was ready to propose to Rachel, a 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, had she kept him around until the end of herThe Bachelorette season?
"At that moment, not quite -- but I could see myself getting to that point over the next two weeks," Dean reportedly said on the radio show.
Dean's hometown date was unlike anything The Bachelorette fans have ever seen before, but the startup recruiter from Venice, CA, said everyone has been "really supportive" and so his post-show experience has "been really great."
Dean also hinted at his upcoming appearance on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise, which ABC just confirmed after his The Bachelorette exit. When talking about how he's currently single, he said, "There's always Paradise. Well see what happens."
But one thing is for sure -- Dean ignores women who direct message him on Instagram.
"I don't really respond to the DMs, and I apologize if you DM-ed me and I have not responded," Dean told the ladies out there on Mario's show, People reported. "It's just not really my thing!"