Michael definitely put his heart on the line by joining The Bachelorette as a single father.
The bachelor thought he had a real chance with Katie, but after Week 1, he was left doubting their connection. Michael was not asked to join Katie for a one-on-one date or either of the week's group dates.
Michael appeared visibly upset and bothered as he watched Katie advance her relationships with other men.
"Being away from my son, it's eating me alive," Michael confessed.
But according to an ABC press release for Episode 3, Michael will get his shot at love and accompany Katie on a one-on-one date.
Could Michael turn out to be everything Katie has been looking for, or will he be unable to give the Bachelorette his heart since a huge piece of his heart was left at home?
Until viewers can watch Katie and Michael's romance develop on the show, let's learn some information about this seemingly-sincere bachelor.
Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Michael Allio.
Allstera's mission is to deliver quality and affordable sanitation consumer products and personal protective equipment to individuals, companies and organizations of all size.
The company's goal is to create a safe and sanitary work place for its clients.
Michael, a self-proclaimed "aspiring do-gooder," is also the founder of The L4 Project in Cleveland, OH.
The L4 Project is a socially-conscious clothing company that raises awareness of and provides financial resources to charities across the country. The charities receive 100 percent of the clothing-sale proceeds.
Michael says his world revolves around his son
Michael has a four-year-old son named James.
When it comes to dating, Michael tells women that he's a packaged deal with James and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Michael says his life is incredibly fulfilling but would love to find a woman to share it with.
Michael took courses in Communication and Media Studies at Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated from in 2006.
Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the university.
During his college years, Michael volunteered for Meals on Wheels as well as the Akron Boys and Girls Club.
Michael is apparently looking for love because he's a widower
Based on a January 23 Instagram post, it appears Michael lost his son's mother, Laura, to cancer.
Michael wrote a beautiful, heartfelt message in remembrance of Laura and posted a photo of the two of them with James.
"For you were meant to move. Set sail into life's prevailing winds. Without fear of what you'll lose... Life's taken all you had to give. With little left for you to use... The love you possess never dies. As long as there's more love to give. Love you Pumpkin," he wrote in part.
Michael added the following hashtags to his post, "#grief #celebratelife #widowed #livelifelikelaura #thel4project #singledad #parenting #love #grateful #cancersucks #raisingjames #support #familyfirst #movingforward #legacy #rememberance."