Ben Higgins Reveals If He Would Return to 'The Bachelor'

Ben Higgins is expressing his gratitude for his experience on The Bachelor, but that doesn't mean the newly-single reality star will return to the ABC series.

The 29-year-old took to his blog, The Mahogany Workplace, to share the possibility of reprising his Bachelor role, writing he's not quite "ready for another relationship to take place in a public eye."

"Life is funny and here I sit, considering my answer," Higgins wrote. "To be clear, The Bachelor was a huge honor, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity. I just did not want to be at a place in life where being the bachelor was possible again."

Higgins who appeared on the 20th season of the ABC dating competition recently split from Lauren Bushnell, the contestant he gave his rose to. But he's saying now that he's received "a LOT of feedback about becoming the bachelor again

Contemplating if it would be wise to take on the coveted role once again, he wrote, "To be honest, I do not feel like being the bachelor would be a wise choice for me right now."

Listing five solid reasons, Higgins said a relationship in the public eye would take away from the "man I would want to be for the women participating in the experience."

He goes on to write that he just "couldn't prepare" his heart to get engaged six months after his previous engagement ended, adding that he is now focusing on loving others better in non-romantic settings.

"If I did the show again I'd want to ensure that my intentions were pure and I was doing it — wait for it — for the right reasons."

The Colorado native goes on to state that the "scrutiny that would result from doing the show twice makes me hesitate to participate."

Moreover, he shares he has other projects he's passionate about and doesn't want to neglect them.

He adds, "every decision we make comes with consequences" and at this point in his life, doesn't believe he's ready to be the Bachelor again.

The former Bachelor does share that he learned a lesson from the last few years, stating, "Don't close doors to any possibilities."

"I've said, 'I would never do that' too many times, and then I found myself doing that very thing a few months later. So, I'm not saying 'never;' I'm just saying 'not now.'"

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