Nick Viall admits his heart was definitely torn between different women on The Bachelor.

With Season 21's premiere of The Bachelor fast approaching, Viall revealed he fell for more than one bachelorette on the show.

The 36-year-old software salesman and Wisconsin native found himself developing "strong feelings for multiple women," according to People.

"It's truly amazing," added Viall, who previously told Reality TV World he certainly found love on The Bachelor. "I felt a lot of different feelings."

Viall's goal in the reality dating process was for every relationship to "feel mutual."

"I wanted us to be on the same playing field and both be just as empowered as the other person," he explained. "I wanted to have an authentic relationship and that was something that was very important to me."

Viall is, after all, a "big believer in transparency." The franchise's new star wanted his 30 bachelorettes to be open with him and not be afraid to challenge him.

"There are things I like to keep personal, but at the same time, I think one thing you'll see throughout is that I wanted all the women to feel incredibly comfortable and empowered to ask me whatever they wanted to ask me and know that I would give them an honest answer and that it would be a two-way street," Viall told People.

"I wanted to encourage that the entire season."

After two stints on The Bachelorette and one on Bachelor in Paradise, it sounds like Viall knew what he was doing as the Bachelor; however, that doesn't mean he was calm, cool and collected throughout his journey.

"As the Bachelor, all eyes are on you," Viall confessed. "It's certainly nerve-racking. The process was as hard as I thought it would be -- a lot of highs and lows."

Filming the ABC series took a toll on Viall in a couple of ways.
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"Early on with so many women, you obviously don't know a lot of things about them, but talking to all of them and wanting to make it meaningful to all of them is very physically taxing," Viall admitted.

"And then as time goes on, it becomes more emotionally taxing and less physically taxing. And you get to know these women, there's a level of respect. You're asking them to do things they've never been able to do and to face stressful situations and their fears."

Viall said there is nothing ordinary about dating on The Bachelor and it was "incredibly hard" to play the leading role.

"And it's a weird environment. But the only way it works is if you give yourself to the process and allow it to work -- because it's not normal. By doing that, I think you really make yourself vulnerable in opening yourself up emotionally," Viall revealed.

The Bachelor's new season premieres Monday, January 2 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.