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Jason Mesnick Speaks on The Bachelor Opportunity

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Jason Mesnick, the new star of The Bachelor, admits he hasn't been on a date since DeAnna Pappas spurned him on The Bachelorette.

"I haven't dated at all since DeAnna," he says. "I wanted to give myself time to heal so that when I got out there again I'd be ready to give whoever I am with the respect and attention she deserves."

But Mesnick, the 32-year-old single dad from Seattle, is looking forward to the opportunity to find love on the 13th season of The Bachelor:

"I am ready. I am ready and open to giving these girls everything I can to find the one that is right for me. All I am missing, really, is someone to share my life with," he said.

"There's no guarantee but 25 girls? It's a real opportunity to find just one."

Jason Mesnick says he was approached to do The Bachelor at the "After the Final Rose Special" by the show's producers.

"All I could think was, 'Oh man, I am so excited' - mostly because really I am just the most regular guy you could ever come across and for this to be happening to me is unbelievable," he said.

"It just leaves me completely speechless."

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Angie, I hope this gets to you correctly. I was just searching to see how some of the couples were doing from season's past and saw that Jason from the last bacholerette show is going to be the new bacholer. Definitely a season I will watch, he was soooo nice.

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