The Bachelorette bachelor Constantine Tzortzis says although he lacks a specific reason as to why he decided to quit the show, he's certain his overall feelings for Ashley Hebert weren't powerful enough to consider marriage.

"You can't really put your finger on one thing. You either have a feeling or you don't. I knew that the next step was a serious one. My feelings were not strong enough at that point to justify sticking around and possibly going through with that next step of getting engaged," Tzortzis, a 30-year-old restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA, told People in an interview.

"Of course I had feelings for her, but they weren't feelings of marriage. I think she felt the same way."

Tzortzis -- who eliminated himself from The Bachelorette during last Monday night's episode after he decided he was not interested in spending the night in a fantasy suite with Hebert because he had not fallen in love with her -- said he has no regrets about prematurely departing the show.

"You make the best decision you can in the moment with the information you have. I didn't feel it was the right thing to do to stick around if I had doubts. It wouldn't be fair to her. I don't regret it and she has obviously found happiness with [J.P. Rosenbaum] or [Ben Flajnik], so she probably doesn't either," said Tzortzis, who added that his family supported his choice to leave 100% percent.

The former bachelor also confirmed recent reports he already has a new girlfriend and suggested his current relationship is evidence that he lacked a spark with Hebert.

"It's interesting because I have since met somebody and I knew there was something special about her in the first five or 10 days of meeting her. I knew that I threw out all the hesitations that I had experienced with Ashley. It is because she is the right person," Tzortzis said.

"So I don't think [Ashley and I] not working out had to do with the accelerated process. It just has to do with whether two people are connecting on a real level."

However, regardless of the state of his new relationship, Tzortzis said becoming the next The Bachelor star isn't really an option.

"I thought about it but I don't think it's for me, to be honest. It's a big microscope to put yourself under. Even if I hadn't met the person that I'm thinking about now, it wouldn't be for me," he told People. "I think I was meant to do this part and that's it. My life continues in another direction -- not that I don't respect the process of the show."

Tzortzis admitted he would love to see fellow seventh-season The Bachelorette bachelor Ames Brown, a 31-year-old portfolio manager from New York, NY, take on the role instead.

"I want Ames. He's a Renaissance man all day. He's good-looking, smart, successful, charming, romantic, well-traveled. It's got to be him. There is no other choice for me," Tzortzis explained.