The Bachelor has not produced a successful marriage in 13 seasons (although to be fair, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney are threatening to break that barrier).
That doesn't stop new star Jake Pavelka from believing in the process, but the Dallas airline pilot concedes that some of what transpired on the show was tough.
"I can tell you from the get-go, it is a very rocky and dramatic season," Jake tells USA Today. "Some of the things that happened, drama-wise, just floored me."
But did he find love? "I don't want to ruin the ending," The Bachelor says, adding, "I stayed true to myself from the very beginning. I went in and was very honest."
"I said if I find love I'll come out engaged. I didn't promise a ring at the end and stayed true to myself. I didn't necessarily do what everybody wanted me to."
Jake Pavelka says that "Half way through the entire journey, I still had no idea whatsoever. It was cast extremely well for my temperament. I had a lot of romance."
The 31-year-old notes that he personally is short on scandals: "I don't have a girlfriend, I'm not married and don't have 8 mistresses - pardon me, Tiger Woods."
"Stuff like cheating and shady activity? ... Everyone has skeletons in their closet, but if I could think of anything that I thought would shock everybody, I would get it out there right now and confess it to you, but I can't think of anything to say."
Give it time, Jake. If there are no skeletons, ABC will plant some.