"I'm out there, we'll see what happens," the Season 21 Bachelor said late last week. "I'm hoping I'm lucky enough to meet someone sooner or later. If it happens, it happens."
Around the same time, Vanessa, 30, told Us that she and Nick, 37, are "on good terms" and they are "supportive" of each other.
Vanessa -- a former special education teacher from Montreal, Canada, who is rumored to be dating Montreal Canadiens hockey player Brendan Gallagher -- also admitted that she has been "loving life" as of recently.
Vanessa and Nick got engaged on The Bachelor finale that aired in March 2017, but they decided to call off their engagement and go their separate ways about five months later.
"It's never fun, right? I don't know... What can you do?" Nick told Ben and Ashley in late September.
"I've always been the eternal optimist of pushing forward, so yeah. I'm fine. I'm trying to stay positive, being around friends and family. It helps me stay positive. And you know, what helps me is just kind of believing in yourself. It's obviously easy to get insecure and feel bad about yourself."
Nick also insisted at the time he was "definitely done" with searching for love on reality TV.
"I'm very thankful for everything. I don't have regrets. I don't have any regrets. There are still a lot of positive things that came from it, especially my relationship with Vanessa," he explained.