"I wasn't sure about you. To be completely blunt, I thought you were, like, a little player, and I was like, 'Hmm, okay, why are you here?' It really did make me want to put up a wall with you," Hannah admitted in The Bachelorette's latest episode.
Nick acknowledged Tyler is "very pretty" and has the "Hollywood" type of look, but he suggested Hannah "almost negged him a little bit" -- but "unintentionally."
"She was like, 'I think you might be a player,' and I think as a guy, you want to prove people wrong if you're getting accused. And I think there's a risk there potentially, I mean, outside of the scope of the show if Tyler now wants to prove that he's a good guy," Nick explained on the Access show.
"I'm not saying he's not a good guy -- I don't know him -- but he's a very smooth guy... This is a guy who walks in the street and knows how to talk to women and is probably successful in his dating life."
Nick seems to believe dating comes "really natural and easy" for Tyler.
"[Tyler] was given this very unique position when Hannah was sad, and this is a very confident guy who's not going to be insecure about someone like Luke [Parker]," Nick reasoned.
Nick assumed Tyler entered the date just planning to enjoy his time with Hannah and so the stakes were not high.